Julie Sullivan


University of St. Thomas




Sullivan is not only the first woman president in the 128-year history of the University of St. Thomas, but she is also the first non-clergy member to lead the school. Sullivan was elected in February 2013, just two years after the university changed its bylaws to allow non-clergy to serve as president. Moving forward, Sullivan hopes to make St. Thomas as affordable as possible while increasing access. "We will need to diversify our revenue streams while being conscious of our mission," she says.