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President's Impact Report


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President's Impact Report


 

A Message from Dr. Ivany

Thank you for taking time to browse through our new President’s Impact Report, a biannual update on the University of St. Thomas and the many ways our programs, students, faculty and alumni are having an impact on Houston and on the world.

As I enter the thirteenth year of my presidency, I am proud and humbled by what we have accomplished as a campus community.  Buildings are rising, and they are signs of growth and progress, but they are not the ultimate reflection of our university’s true success. Our true success lies in the significant contribution of our students and alumni to our community and to our society.

With more than 3,300 students enrolled this academic year, and over 22,000 UST alumni living and working in Texas and around the world, UST is having a measurable impact on our city, state and nation. Our enrollment reflects the vibrancy and diversity of Houston, and we are tailoring our programs, facilities and priorities to meet the changing needs of our student body and today’s job market. At St. Thomas, we strive to educate leaders of faith and character in whatever field of endeavor our graduates choose.

Marianne and I are grateful for our years at UST and honored to have worked alongside amazing faculty, staff and volunteers. We will join the community in welcoming our new president, Dr. Richard L. Ludwick, in July 2017, and we look forward to celebrating the continued success of our great Catholic university. 

With faith in our future,

Robert Ivany
President

 
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Our Core Values


Our Core Values


We foster engagement in a diverse, collaborative community. As a comprehensive university grounded in the liberal arts, we educate students to think critically, communicate effectively, succeed professionally and lead ethically.

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Faith in our Future


Faith in our Future


Success to Celebrate


The Campaign for the University of St. Thomas

We have faith in our mission, people, programs and community. We also have faith that UST can be a transformational force for good in our region and our world. Faith in Our Future: The Campaign for the University of St. Thomas is designed to help us achieve that vision.

HEALTH & SCIENCE

Build on our unprecedented partnership with the community and a new model for connecting the Basilian Catholic liberal arts to science, technology, engineering and math education.

Creative Community

Strengthen the unique partnership with the Houston arts community as well as our campus community to foster creativity across disciplines and provide an exceptional performance venue.

Student Success

Increase scholarships to ensure access to a diverse population and compete for student leaders of faith and character. Enhance support for our excellent faculty and programs.

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Planned Performing and Fine Arts Center


Planned Performing and Fine Arts Center


A Place to Shine

The Performing and Fine Arts Center will provide Houston with a performance venue to experience, celebrate and advance its thriving creative community.

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Spotlight on Our Campus Community


Spotlight on Our Campus Community


Dr. Christopher P. Evans

Dean - School of Arts and Sciences

Umer Khan '13

Alumnus - Co-Operative Engineering Program

Darius Daniels

Student - Drama Major

Ruth Metzger, RN

Volunteer - Community Volunteer and Member of UST Board of Directors

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Make an Impact


Make an Impact


Give Today!

The impact of giving to the UST community can be seen at every turn on campus and heard within every student's story. UST offers several ways to support our mission. Please consider making a contribution today.

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Thanks for Your Support


Thanks for Your Support


We are so grateful to the many generous individuals, foundations, organizations and companies that contribute to the University of St. Thomas. We extend our thanks to the following donors who contributed gifts and pledge payments of $500 or more in Fiscal Year 2016 (July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016)


By the Numbers

Academic Year 2016-2017



The St. Thomas Fund

The cornerstone of our student financial aid program, The St. Thomas Fund allows students to benefit from an education rooted in the Basilian intellectual tradition and Catholic values.

 

The University of St. Thomas was ranked 29th in the 2017 edition of the U.S. News and World Report "America's Best Colleges" list of universities in the western region of the United States.

The University of St. Thomas Houston was named one of the top 35 "faithfully Catholic colleges and universities" by the National Catholic Register in its Catholic Identity College Guide 2016.

The University of St. Thomas was ranked by The Princeton Review among 125 colleges and universities in 15 Western states to represent the "Best in the West."

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UST In the News


UST In the News


Anthony Bourdain Dines at UST Campus Farm During Houston Visit

While filming an episode of his CNN show Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, which aired Oct. 30, Bourdain dined at the community garden located on the UST campus. 

Dr. Ivany featured in prominent catholic magazine

Dr. Robert Ivany’s honor, duty and service were highlighted in the award-winning magazine serving Legatus members and other influential Catholics.


Art History Professor, Dr. Charles Stewart, Discusses The Church of the Holy Sepulcher with KPRC Local 2

Stewart explains his role as an international monitor for the renovation of one of the world’s holiest locations.


MARIAME AANA, MLA ’09 NAMED A TOP TEXAN UNDER 30

Aana was recognized for her passion for service and her influence as a supervising attorney with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.


ENGLISH PROFESSOR, DR. CONNIE MICHALOS, DESCRIBES HER NEW CRIME NOVEL COURSE WITH NPR’S HOUSTON MATTERS

New this fall, the Crime Novel course is a unique option that enables criminology majors to hone their critical thinking skills.

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Happening Now


Happening Now


Placing faith in the arts

The University of St. Thomas Performing & Fine Arts Society held it's sixth annual Membership Tea and honored philanthropic legends Margaret Alkek Williams and Cecil "C.C." Conner. 

mcnair center names new director

Dr. Martin Lindenberg, an entrepreneur and consultant, has been selected to lead the McNair Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.

New dean for school of education and human services

Dr. Paul Pease has been named Dean of UST's School of Education and Human Services. Dr. Pease has a distinguished career as a leader, scholar and teacher in the field of education.

STEM program enhancement for hispanic and low income students

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded UST a five-year, $3.8 million grant to fund STEM program enhancement for Hispanic and low income students interested in STEM and Nursing degrees.

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Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events


President's Day of Service

SATURday, FEB. 18  •  9 AM-Noon
Crooker Center

UST's annual President's Day of Service provides an opportunity for the campus community to give back to the Houston area. Projects range from making blankets, community gardening and planting trees around town. Sign up to serve today!


Light the Way Mardi Gras Scholarship Gala

SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017
COCkTAIL HOUR: 6-7 P.M.  •  GALA: 7-10 PM
HILTON AMERICAS-houston

UST will celebrate its 70th anniversary during the annual Mardi Gras Gala, benefiting student scholars through the Ivany Family Scholarship Fund.


Archbishop J. Michael Miller Lecture

monday, Feb. 27, 2017
7:30 pm  •  CULLEN HALL

"Has Pope Francis Changed the Church?" UST and Archbishop Miller invite you to an evening lecture focused on this popular topic.


Two Saints and a Taco Tasting

Thursday, April 27, 2017
6-9 PM•  Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Save the date for the sixth year of this popular event featuring savory tacos from some of Houston's best eateries, coupled with world-class beer.