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SJU President reflects on first term, looks toward future

Hemesath discusses Learning Commons, CSB and liberal arts for lifelong learning

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August 25, 2015

Saint John’s University hasn't been spared from the challenges facing leaders in higher education. Still, with a commitment to the value of a liberal arts education, a strong vision for Alcuin Library and a Learning Commons to serve the needs of the 21st century and a deep respect for the heritage of the institution, SJU President Michael Hemesath has met those challenges head-on during his first term.

In this video interview, President Hemesath '81 sits down with Jake Schultz '16, editor-in-chief of The Record newspaper, to reflect on changes he's overseen during his first term and discuss how he expects Saint John's will continue to provide a world-class liberal arts education experience.

Hemesath became the 13th president of SJU in July 2012. He is the first layperson appointed to a full presidential term at SJU. In July, the SJU Board of Trustees appointed Hemesath to a second three-year term.

Read interview transcript