An Empowering Education

When the Brothers of Holy Cross founded St. Edward’s University, they set out to provide educational opportunities for students of varied cultural, religious and economic backgrounds.

Today we carry on that mission, giving all students who come to St. Edward’s the foundation of a liberal arts education and the tools they need to navigate our complex world, accomplish their goals and contribute to their communities. The shared values of social justice and service are at the core of the St. Edward’s University experience. We embrace these values, which are rooted in the Holy Cross tradition, and consider them a call to action in our modern world.

Dr. Montserrat Fuentes, President of St. Edward's University

At the same time, our focus on intellectual curiosity, boldness and a global perspective encourages our students to be challenged academically, venture outward for growth and development, and make a difference. Student experiences at St. Edward’s are shaped in the classroom with professors who are experts in their fields and dedicated educators and through participation in campus organizations and activities, study abroad, student research, internships and much more. Graduates of St. Edward’s join the more than 35,000 university alumni living and working throughout the United States and around the world.

“… we will continue to build a better future for the students we serve while striving to make our world a better place.”

While pursuing educational excellence, our LiveWell SEU initiative also promotes well-being and fosters life-long resilience, ensuring education of the heart and mind. The program is woven throughout the student experience and extends to our campus architecture and communal green spaces. The personalized approach of our dedicated faculty and staff supports student wellness and success.

I am truly energized by all that’s happening at St. Edward’s University. From high-caliber, innovative teaching to partnerships that support the community, we will continue to build a better future for the students we serve while striving to make our world a better place.

Montserrat ‘Montse’ Fuentes
President, St. Edward’s University

A Special Video Message from the President

On her first official day at St. Edward’s, Dr. Montserrat Fuentes describes how she plans to work with students, faculty and staff to position Edward’s to emerge from this year stronger and more vibrant than ever.

President Fuentes’ Career Highlights

Dr. Montserrat Fuentes brings to St. Edward’s a commanding knowledge of higher education; an emphasis on world-class scholarship and teaching; a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and a clear vision for the university’s future. See her professional achievements.

Meet Our Leadership Team

The university’s leadership team and Board of Trustees provide a depth of experience, a passion for education and a dedication to service. Their valuable insights help us meet our goal of providing transformational pathways to knowledge, experience, understanding and achievement for every student.