Meet our President

A Letter from Sister Mary Sarah, O.P.,
President of Aquinas College

For a wise man in any branch of knowledge is one who knows the highest cause of that kind of knowledge, and is able to judge of all matters by that cause.
—St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica II-II q. 9 a. 2

Dear Friends,

Sister Mary Sarah Galbraith, O.P.When the first universities were established in the Middle Ages, they were the product of Catholic imagination and the desire to communicate the truths of the faith in a systematic, universal way. Like the great cathedrals that preceded them, the early Catholic universities were an outpouring of creative energy at the service of the Church during a critical time in the Church’s history. We are in our own time at a crossroads. The need for a robust, intelligent, faithful Catholic education has never been greater. Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee, is privileged to bear the name of one of the greatest Catholic minds in history, St. Thomas Aquinas and we are dedicated to the Church’s mission of imparting to others the beauty and majesty of the Catholic faith through the nearly eight hundred year old tradition of Dominican prayer, study, and teaching.

For more than 50 years Aquinas College has educated students in the liberal arts, teaching, nursing, and business by compelling them to think beyond the textbook and challenge the basic assumptions of our culture.  Much like the medieval university, Aquinas College finds itself happily at the crossroad where culture and faith meet. With a new residential life program and graduate studies in nursing science and education we offer a curriculum that enables our students to be salt and light for a world looking for true witnesses to the hope that is in Christ.

We welcome you to visit our 83 acre campus in Nashville, Tennessee to discover for yourself what it means to be distinctly Dominican, from the Heart of the Church in the Heart of the South.

God’s blessings to you,

Sister Mary Sarah Galbraith, O.P.
President

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