August 30, 2013
As the proud, new President of St. John's University, I am
pleased to welcome you to the 2013-2014
For those of you who are returning, I am delighted that
the University will continue to offer you more opportunities
to expand your horizons in the classroom and beyond.
For our new students, this is a time of exciting change and
discovery. You will quickly learn how to gain the most from this
renowned Catholic and Vincentian institution that is dedicated to
helping you meet and exceed all the expectations you may have for
your college education.
While I am beginning my new presidency this fall, I am no
stranger to the University. In fact, I have a long and productive
association with St. John's, having been a trustee for many years.
So, I am well aware of the numerous successes our students have
enjoyed both while on campus and upon graduation. Our alumni have
gained prominence in every walk of life—as accomplished
professionals, valued public servants and compassionate service
We are especially excited about this coming academic year. It is
a new beginning for all of us! During this past summer, we have
welcomed highly qualified new faculty, worked diligently to enhance
our facilities, further beautified the campus and provided
significant upgrades to our classrooms.
we begin this new era in the University's history, please know that
I will have you in my thoughts and prayers and will always be
listening to understand your needs and expectations. We are here to
help you whether your concerns are academic, social or
Let us look ahead to a glorious year of accomplishment and
success both for you and for all members of the St. John's
May God bless you all!
Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M.
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