University of St. Thomas President Julie Sullivan tells MPR’s Cathy Wurzer what challenge she faces being the university’s first president who’s not a priest:
“When I chat to some of our female students or some of our retired female faculty, I realize I really have a special responsibility to be an effective role model, and to give them hope that they can realize their dreams, whatever they might be.”
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.