This past spring, we’ve been tested by the COVID-19 pandemic and through the racial divides that continue to challenge our communities, most recently highlighted by the killing of Mr. George Floyd and the events that followed. Yet, even amidst such uncertainty and challenges, I’m proud of the strength and determination shown by our students and witnessed in all of their accomplishments. Their ability to adapt, persevere, and succeed, despite circumstances beyond their control, will continue to serve them in the weeks, months, and years ahead. I hope you will enjoy this newsletter, as it contains updates about our university and provides details of the ways our students are making the most of their college years.
— Father James P. Burns, IVD, Ph.D. (Summer 2020)