Robert Ivany, Ph.D.
The University of St. Thomas had a milestone year with the addition of signature graduate and undergraduate degree programs to expand opportunities for Houston’s workforce. A new master’s degree in clinical translation management began in January through a partnership with the Houston Methodist Research Institute. Additionally, St. Thomas joined the Texas Medical Center as a member and is focusing on expanded health care degrees and joint degrees to educate future leaders of faith and character.
In the summer, the university signed an agreement with The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation to establish The McNair Center
for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. This center will promote the study of private enterprise to foster economic growth and show the benefits to our society from generations of entrepreneurs.
The School of Education has expanded its scope to become The School of Education and Human Services by adding an undergraduate degree in criminology, law and society as well as an M.S. in clinical mental health counseling. The University now offers 36 undergraduate majors and 18 graduate degrees in areas of business, health care, education, liberal arts and public policy.