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Oversight Committee Meeting

See a copy of The Call Toward Tomorrow UST Integrated Planning presentation made during the Strategic Thinking Oversight Committee Meeting on February 12, 2018.

Lighting the Chapel for Christians

The University of St. Thomas is a Catholic university, and we are also Houston’s only Catholic university. That designation is an honor, and often a responsibility as well. I am always grateful when an opportunity comes along to act in a visible way to proclaim our authentic Catholicity. We have just such an opportunity this weekend.

Message from Deacon Vaclavik

It has been some time since we reported on The Call Toward Tomorrow integrated planning process. When last semester ended the 30-plus member Oversight Committee had completed work on the internal operational and spiritual core values and the 100-year core purpose. These were framing pieces that were built upon the University’s Catholic identity and mission statement, Basilian values and motto.

Mardi Gras Scholarship Gala 2018

It was a privilege and a pleasure for Melynda and me to welcome more than 500 guests on Saturday, Feb. 10, to the Hilton Americas-Houston for the 68th annual University of St. Thomas Light the Way Mardi Gras Scholarship Gala.

Faculty Open Meeting

See the presentation made during the faculty open meeting on November 21, 2017 as part of the Call Toward Tomorrow process.

The Call Toward Tomorrow

I write with exciting news. Last Thursday, just as the morning sun rose over the city skyline and glistened  brightly from the dome of our beautiful chapel, 30 members of the University community assembled in the Carol Tatkon Boardroom in Malloy Hall. The group, a broad mix of UST faculty, staff, friends, directors, and alumni, came with enthusiasm and commitment for their 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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