“A Critical Hire” Leon Dixon

August 5, 2021|Comments Off on “A Critical Hire” Leon Dixon

Leon Dixon, MBA, is appointed vice president for inclusion and human dignity. Dixon hopes to collaborate with students and faculty on fostering a campus environment in which all feel valued. The dignity of each person is at the core of his work, creating a sense of belonging across the university.

Honoring and recognizing Juneteenth

June 18, 2021|Comments Off on Honoring and recognizing Juneteenth

This weekend, we at Saint Mary’s recognize Juneteenth (short for June Nineteenth) — the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, in 1865 to ensure that all enslaved people be freed.

First Generation Initiative student spotlight: Cynthia Leon ’23

June 11, 2021|Comments Off on First Generation Initiative student spotlight: Cynthia Leon ’23

Cynthia Leon began her college career at Saint Mary’s as a biology major hoping to go into premed, but she realized there was more than one way to help people and switched her area of study to psychology and Spanish.

Responding to Racism: A Lasallian Dialogue

June 25, 2020|Comments Off on Responding to Racism: A Lasallian Dialogue

Saint Mary's hosted "Responding to Racism: A Lasallian Dialogue" in June 2020. The virtual panel discussion included voices from the Lasallian Catholic family to come together for conversation and action to work for racial justice and equity.

Message from the President

June 1, 2020|Comments Off on Message from the President

It is with deep sadness that I write to you today in light of the killing of Mr. George Floyd just one week ago. His death is shocking and appalling. And so I write this realizing that I don’t have the words to adequately express what this has meant to and for our community, nor do I have the words to describe what has impacted so many individuals and families and neighborhoods over the past several days.