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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).

Feast day of Saint Pope John Paul II

This is a very special day, the feast day of Saint Pope John Paul II. His life inspires us. He bridged many divides with a synthesis that at once honored old traditions and created new ones.

Upcoming Conversation with the Community

This upcoming Tuesday, September 25th, will be UST’s next “Conversation with the Community” in Jones Hall. My hope is that, as always, the forum will offer us a chance to have a vibrant dialogue around the topics that impact us all. To engage us as one community of Celts, working toward a common purpose.

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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