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St. John's is on a Mission to Achieve and Serve

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The following editorial was written by Conrado "Bobby" Gempesaw, Ph.D., President, St. John's University, and appeared in the Queens Tribune:

In my first year as president, I often remind my fellow administrators and our faculty and staff that we come to work at St. John’s University not just because it is our job, but because we have a responsibility to help transform the lives of our students, one individual at a time.

Historically, St. John’s mission has been to provide excellent education for all, especially for those lacking economic or social advantages. However, it is not enough to provide access to education–we must also ensure student success. Helping students succeed is our goal, starting from the admission process, financial aid application, registration, to helping students survive the first day, the first month, the first year and all through their senior year by providing outstanding academic programs, mentoring, advising and student services support.  Read More