St. Mary's University

St. Mary's University, founded in 1852 by Marianist brothers and priests, is the first institution of higher learning in San Antonio and the oldest Catholic university in Texas and the Southwest. Personal attention and powerful academic programs have made St. Mary's, located on 135 acres northwest of downtown San Antonio, a nationally recognized liberal arts institution. With a diverse student population of more than 4,000 of all faiths and backgrounds, St. Mary's is home to five schools: Humanities and Social Sciences, Bill Greehey School of Business, Science, Engineering and Technology, Graduate, and Law. The University provides a Catholic education experience that evokes academic excellence while integrating liberal studies, professional preparation and ethical commitment. 

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The Rt. Hon. Henry McLeish, former First Minister of Scotland, served in the government of former United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair, dined with Queen Elizabeth II, met with former President George W. Bush in the Oval Office, and had a private audience with Pope John Paul II in the Vatican.

On February 17, McLeish brought his expertise in European Union politics to the public at the launching of the Law Lecture on Global Affairs series at the St. Mary’s University School of Law. 

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 On Tuesday, March 18, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and former Mayor Henry Cisneros met on the campus of St. Mary's University for a public discussion about “San Antonio Politics: Recent History and the Future.”  In the above audio, the duo explores recent progress that now annually puts the city near the top of the Milken Institute’s Best-Performing Cities rankings. They also analyze how San Antonio might benefit from current improvement efforts. The conversation is moderated by Henry Flores, Ph.D., St.

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Women were  the topic of this Community Conversation at St. Mary’s University as well as a majority of the attendees. The event hosted four females who have significantly impacted San Antonio in past and present:


Longtime Washington Post columnist and NPR political analyst E.J. Dionne Jr. spoke about his book, "Our Divided Political Heart," at 7 p.m. on March 19 at St. Mary’s University as part of the Lin Great Speakers Series.

Dionne spent 14 years at The New York Times covering local, state and national politics; he also served as a foreign correspondent in Paris, Rome and Beirut before joining The Washington Post in 1990. He has written his twice-weekly column for the Post since 1993.

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