The University of St. Thomas


For more than 25 years, St. Thomas alumni and friends have been drawn to the First Friday Speaker Series luncheons to network and hear first-hand from the community’s most interesting “thought leaders.” Don’t miss their often candid and always relevant points of view as the following industry leaders give their take on the common good, and divulge what’s next for Minnesota and beyond.

We're on the St. Paul campus this year! 
The First Friday Speaker Series luncheons are being held in the James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, on the third floor of the Anderson Student Center.

Register today! 
There are more options this year for purchasing tickets. All guests will enjoy a seated lunch and complimentary parking in the Anderson Parking Facility on campus:

Events begin with registration and networking at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and will be wrapped up by 1:10 p.m.

Corporate sponsorships also are available. View the details, and contact Alumni Relations for details.  We are grateful for this year's sponsor, Minnesota Bank & Trust.



The 2016-2017 season brings a wide range of industry leaders to campus:

Oct. 7 - Gov. Arne Carlson and KSTP-TV's Chief Political Reporter Tom Hauser
  Topic: The Presidential Election - Video of event now available!
Nov. 4 - Andy Cecere, President and COO of US Bank
Topic: The Role of Technology and Innovation in Financial Services - Video of event now available.
Dec. 2* - Alumni Christmas Luncheon, featuring Richard Leider, CEO of Inventure
Topic: The Power of Purpose
*The Alumni Christmas Luncheon is not part of the First Friday table packages. It will continue to be held at the InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront hotel.
Feb. 3 - Dave MacLennan, CEO of Cargill
Topic: The Future of Renewable Energy
April 7 - Tony Fisher, Retail and Healthcare Executive
April 7 - Tony Fisher, Retail and Healthcare Executive
Topic: Leadership Lessons from the Cube to the Boardroom