Brian J. Bruess, Ph.D. Quotes

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“I am deeply humbled to be entrusted with this momentous and consequential opportunity. For nearly 30 years I have studied and admired Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s. Both are nationally recognized for offering a profoundly impactful educational experience, for generating exceptional learning outcomes, and for producing principled and action-oriented graduates who contribute to the betterment of society.”

“I relish the opportunity to play a role in continuing the traditions of excellence and community found on both campuses, while at the same time harnessing our collective power to move forward in bold new ways that I believe can serve as a national model of cooperation, togetherness and superior educational quality.” 

“Given the mission – Benedictine, Catholic, liberal arts, residential and unapologetic focus on holistic development and flourishing of principled women and men – this is a vocational opportunity I could not resist. I cannot wait to get to know and learn from all of the incredible people who make up these two distinguished communities.” 

“Strong Integration will further solidify already-deep ties while still preserving the essential mission of each school as a college for women and a men’s university. With all of us working together, Bennies and Johnnies will continue writing new and limitless chapters of our shared history in the years to come.” 

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

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