Becoming a University

St. Kate’s to be Renamed 'St. Catherine University'



The College of St. Catherine will be renamed St. Catherine University effective June 2009, according to a unanimous vote made August 28 by the institution's Board of Trustees. The name was chosen from among four other options: St. Catherine's University, the University of St. Catherine, Saint Catherine of Alexandria University and the University of Saint Catherine of Alexandria.

In May the Board voted unanimously to rename the College a university. That decision came after months of research undertaken by a special task team appointed by President Andrea J. Lee, IHM. Among the "underlying commitments" approved by the trustees is that St. Catherine's core identity Catholic, women, liberal arts will remain the centerpiece of the newly named institution.

The task team and the Board concluded that a name change to "university" more accurately reflects the comprehensive nature of St. Catherine’s and positions the institution for national pre-eminence.

St. Kate’s alumnae, donors and friends are encouraged to read the information presented at this website, including: