Oct. 8, 2015
At the Fall 2015 President's Meeting, President George E. Martin looked to the future with his review of the university's strategic priorities for 2018; reported on progress toward the university’s $100 million fundraising campaign; and announced the next round of construction projects, including a new residence hall to house 450 students. He also spoke about improvements to the university’s iconic Main Building and Holy Cross Hall as part of the next phase of the university’s master plan.
Other highlights include the launch of a NASA program in which 200 students will work in teams to design experiments for space, and new partnerships for the Master's in Environmental Management and Sustainability program in Costa Rica and Australia.
The John Brooks Williams Natural Science Center–South and UFCU Alumni Gym received the Austin Energy Green Building award, presented by Councilman Sabino "Pio" Renteria. The award recognized the university's commitment to environmental stewardship.
President Martin also spoke about the university's success over the past decade, acknowledging this year's largest freshman class of 873 students, our rise to #13 in the West in the U.S. News & World Report ranking and an expanded global focus.
Watch our “On the Rise ” video that highlights the growth at St. Edward's over the last five years.