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Greetings from
Brother William Mann

An introduction from Brother William

Dear Members of the Saint Mary's Community,

I am deeply honored to have been selected recently by the Board of Trustees to serve as the 13th president of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

I have had many wonderful experiences working around the world with Christian Brothers organizations and institutions. At this point in my life and my career, I look forward eagerly to focusing my time and energy on a single, outstanding Lasallian institution of higher education, Saint Mary's University.

I look forward to living in the naturally beautiful state of Minnesota, and experiencing the delights of both Winona and the Twin Cities. (You cannot frighten me with stories and photos of snowstorms. I've seen snow and ice before, and have survived.)

Most of all, I look forward to meeting all of you, and working with you to advance the Catholic, Lasallian mission of the university. I am so impressed with the talented, caring people I have met during my time on the Board of Trustees, and during the Presidential Search Process. You have such a wonderful reputation. I know that together, we can continue our good work, address the challenges, and seize the opportunities of the future.

This is an exciting time to become part of the Saint Mary's University adventure. Thank you all for the confidence you have placed in me to be your next leader. I will do my best to earn your trust and respect as we journey together over the coming years.

May the blessings of this holy season be with each of you and your families. Know that you have my best wishes and prayers for a healthy and joy-filled New Year.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle, pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts, forever!

– Brother William