We Invite You to Join Us

Since our founding in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, 23 presidents have led St. Edward’s University, shaping the foundation for our continuing rise as a premier private university. Each president has placed the university’s Catholic Holy Cross mission at the forefront of their leadership, building upon our fundamental values of academic excellence, social justice, service to others and transformative educational opportunities for students from all walks of life.

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We are excited to formally welcome
our 24th president

Dr. Montserrat ‘Montse’ Fuentes

whose leadership is deeply inspired
by the Holy Cross tradition.

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Please join us on the hilltop to celebrate this
historic inauguration of the university’s first Hispanic president 
and her vision for the future of St. Edward’s.


Friday, February 25

Community Service Opportunities

 1–4:30 p.m.

Mass | Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel

5 p.m.


Saturday, February 26

Presidential Inauguration and Investiture

11 a.m.

Celebration and Campuswide Activities

noon–8 p.m.

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Additional schedule details will be provided soon. Please check this page frequently for updates.

Meet the President

Dr. Montserrat Fuentes is the 24th President of St. Edward’s. She brings a commanding knowledge of higher education, an emphasis on world-class scholarship and teaching, and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion to her leadership of St. Edward’s.


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