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Latest Fall 2020 News

Happy Friday, Celts! The fall semester is upon us, and we are ready! All summer long, guided by your input and the expert advice of medical professionals, we prepared for every contingency. Rather than make decisions without the right data, we all patiently waited for the start of August to see what conditions the pandemic…

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!

VPAA Announcement

We do great things as a community when we come together, hear each other, work hard, pray, and act boldly. The Call Toward Tomorrow is one example of such dialogue and encounter.

Solemnity of All Saints and Commemoration of All Souls

This coming week includes two important celebrations for us as a Catholic Community: The Solemnity of All Saints (Nov. 1) and the Commemoration of All Souls (Nov. 2).

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


Features & Initiatives

The Call Toward Tomorrow

We call upon all Celts to come together and lend your voice and expertise as we plan for a future of dynamic growth and greater achievement for the benefit of our students.

Report on the University

The first few months of my tenure have been exhilarating, rigorous and challenging. Our efforts to aid UST students, faculty & staff affected by Harvey have been hugely successful.





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