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Welcoming our new president

June 25, 2018

Campus Connection News

The Rev. James P. Burns, IVD, Ph.D., dean of the Woods College of Advancing Studies and Summer Session at Boston College, has been named the 14th president of Saint Mary’s University. Mary Ann Remick, chair of the university’s board of trustees, announced the board’s selection on May 1, adding that Father Burns will officially begin his presidency Monday, July 9. Remick also appointed a Presidential Transition Team to assist Father Burns as he familiarizes himself with the needs, goals, culture, and charism of Saint Mary’s. To welcome Father Burns, a number of welcome sessions are scheduled, including events open to the community at each of our three locations. Receptions will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. with brief remarks from Father Burns at 4 p.m. Please RSVP at least one week in advance of the welcome event you will attend at mysmumn.org/WELCOME2018.

  • Winona Community Reception
    July 11
    Science and Learning Center Lobby, Winona Campus
    700 Terrace Heights, Winona
  • Rochester Community Reception
    July 27
    Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center
    2900 19th Street NW, Rochester
  • Twin Cities Community Reception
    Aug. 7
    Saint Mary’s University Center Trustee Lounge
    2500 Park Avenue, Minneapolis

As we anticipate the arrival of Father Burns, you’re invited to welcome him with prayer and add your own personal note.