This summer is a unique one as we said farewell to Saint Mary’s 13th President Brother William Mann on May 31 and are welcoming our next President Rev. James P. Burns on July 9. Summer at the Winona Campus is filled with different activities and energy as we host a variety of camps and workshops, community events, and our alumni reunion weekend. This is also a time to freshen up the campus and facilities before we welcome students back in the fall. Still, I reflect on the spring semester and am reminded why we’re really here: to prepare graduates who have the knowledge, skills, and critical-thinking abilities necessary to be lifelong learners, successful workers, good neighbors, and ethical citizens. Enjoy this newsletter with updates about our university and details of how are students are making the most of their college careers.
— Ann Merchlewitz, interim president (summer 2018)