As a Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan university, we at St.
John’s are committed to academic excellence and to the pursuit of
wisdom that flows from free inquiry, religious values and human
The translation of knowledge into meaningful human experience is
vital to our mission. St. John’s made great strides this year in
strengthening its administrative and academic infrastructure to
ensure that our students will contribute their natural talents
nurtured here to creating a better world.
The result of our efforts and those of our students, faculty and
staff is that St. John’s is increasingly recognized as an academic
leader in the forefront of social issues, addressing and providing
solutions for the critical global concerns of poverty and social
justice. We were honored to achieve placement on the President’s
Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for our 2007
activities. The Honor Roll, which is a joint project of several
Federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Education, the
Corporation for National and Community Service and the President’s
Council on Service and Civic Participation, recognizes institutions
of higher education that support innovative, effective and
exemplary community service programs.