If approved by St. Thomas’ Board of Trustees this week, Julie Sullivan would be the St. Paul-based school’s first female and first lay person to serve as president. She is currently the chief academic and budget officer at the University of San Diego, a private, Catholic school in California where she holds the title of executive vice president and provost.
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.