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A Conversation with Dr. Ludwick

Dr. Richard Ludwick joins Wyatt Goolsby at Guadalupe Radio Network to discuss the University of St. Thomas, podcasting, building community, and the Catholic faith.

A Journey Abroad with JPII and the Saints

In J.R.R. Tolkien’s masterpiece, “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” Gandalf famously says in a letter, “Not all those who wander are lost.” I’ve had the benefit of traveling a great deal in my life, and now, as I embarked on the yearly President’s Trip with our UST friends and benefactors,…

Spring Updates

Dear Celts, I have good news! After consulting with our medical advisors, we have made the decision to offer faculty and students with hyflex classes the option of returning to the classroom beginning February 1, as previously planned. Faculty teaching hyflex classes can now discuss with their students when they may return, and what their room assignments…

Addressing Racism and Injustice

Dear Celts, It is undeniable that racism, injustice, and violence have plagued our nation for far too long. The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police while in custody screams at us for action, for justice, and for lasting change. Although an officer was arrested for his murder, lasting change is not born of reactive…

UST Restructuring Announcement

On August 8, the Board of Directors voted unanimously and issued a resolution that charges the UST administration with restructuring the University by the end of Fall 2020.

Hike the Way of St. James

Richard and Melynda Ludwick invite you to join them, along with Fr. Kevin Storey, CSB as the trip’s spiritual guide, for the 12th Annual Presidential Trip!

About the President


Dr. Richard L. Ludwick

Richard L. Ludwick became the 9th president of the University of St. Thomas on July 1, 2017. He previously served as president of the Independent Colleges of Indiana, enrolling more than 100,000 students.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

- Eleanor Roosevelt

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do.”

- Amelia Earhart






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