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
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 is imperative. 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.
This year Aquinas College celebrates its 50th year of educating 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. Our plans for the future include residential life, master’s degrees in nursing science and education, and a flourishing of other programs that will enable 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 our campus in Nashville and invite you to be a part of Aquinas College’s commitment to this great endeavor.
Sister Mary Sarah, O.P.