The University of St. Thomas

University President, Father Dennis Dease

Thank you, Father Dease, for your 22 years as president!

    Thank you from St. Thomas Alumni
In recognition of his service to the alumni of the university, Father Dennis Dease was presented with a special gift at the 2012 Alumni Christmas Luncheon by Alumni Association Board of Director’s president Jennifer Cassidy ’86, ’00 M.A. and manager of Alumni Relations, Nadine Friederichs ’90, ’12 M.A. on behalf of the entire alumni body. The gift is a cross carved from Kasota stone (left) and is inscribed with the Prayer of St. Thomas.  

In his opening remarks for the 2012-2013 academic year, Fr. Dease reminisces about his time as president. Read and/or watch his speech.

Fr. Dease’s Connection to Uganda
Fr. Dease has mentioned that he will spend more time focused on endeavors in the African country of Uganda during his upcoming retirement. Why is the country of Uganda, and more so the people, a special focus for Fr. Dease? Read about his connection and listen to the stories told during his recent trip there.

Retirement Announcement
Fr. Dease announces his retirement as the University of St. Thomas’s 14th president.

Presidential Search
Dr. Julie Sullivan was elected on February 14, 2013 as the 15th president of University of St. Thomas. For more information about Dr. Sullivan and the election process, please check here.