Pres. Michael Scaperlanda’s Vision for Catholic Education at St. Gregory’s University
Dr. Michael Scaperlanda, the new president of St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, Okla., wants Catholic students to know that they can have it all: faith, education and career.
In an interview with The Cardinal Newman Society and in his address following his inauguration as the 16th president of St. Gregory’s on March 21, Dr. Scaperlanda argued that there’s no reason a Catholic college can’t faithfully live out its Catholic identity—with a firm grounding in the liberal arts and a clear emphasis on forming the whole person—and still prepare students well for “the servile arts.”
“A university deeply enmeshed in its Catholic identity