Tommie President Sullivan: No proselytizing, just debating

University of St. Thomas sign

A Chronicle of Higher Education story on the growing number of lay people


leading Roman Catholic colleges includes Julie Sullivan, who earlier this year was named to lead the University of St. Thomas.

Its nugget on Sullivan:

She said this spring that she was keen to preserve the university’s traditions. “I hope they’re not changed,” she explained, “because I want to go there because of what it is.”

Catholic universities occupy “a unique position on the world stage today” to encourage interfaith understanding and dialogue, she says. “We’re not here to proselytize to anyone. We’re here to let people challenge their beliefs” and debate them.

You can read the full story here.