President's Welcome

Andrea J. Lee, President

Andrea J. Lee, IHM
St. Catherine University

It is a joy to lead St. Catherine University at this exciting time in history.

A comprehensive university in a vital metropolitan area, St. Kate's offers:

  • a premier four-year college for Women, one of the world's largest;
  • a coeducational Graduate college, preparing innovative leaders in healthcare, business, education and social services;
  • a college of Applied and Continuing Learning featuring continuing professional education or a first degree for women and men seeking to enhance career mobility and success.

The University's three schools — the School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences; the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health and the School of Business and Professional Studies — are home to a comprehensive array of degree and certificate programs at associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels.

In every school, in every college, indeed at every turn, you'll encounter faculty and staff centered completely on student success. Although our University is large and comprehensive, no one gets lost at St. Kate's. Lots to discover about St. Kate's faculty and staff on our website, but much more more satisfying to meet them in person!I hope you do.

Mission drives everything here. Three elements define St. Kate's as thoughtful and progressive Catholic institution, where the education of women is the heart and soul of the enterprise and where the values and substance of the liberal arts permeate every student's learning, whatever the degree level or program of study. Taken together, these central elements comprise a St. Catherine education — unique, highly prized and second to none.

Sound interesting? Discover all that St. Kate's has to offer and to visit our beautiful campuses in St. Paul and Minneapolis. Picture yourself in class with capable, energetic students like yourself, inspired and mentored by top-tier faculty. Imagine yourself on the soccer field, in a "chance of a lifetime" internship, leading a student organization, and living and learning among diverse and talented friends. Better yet, imagine yourself a St. Catherine graduate, leading, influencing and shaping a good and just world.

Andrea J. Lee, IHM