SJU President reflects on first term, looks toward future
Hemesath discusses Learning Commons, CSB and liberal arts for lifelong learning
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.