From the President

Mount News: alumni magazine

Image: Head shot of President Tony Aretz

Dear Friends,

Mount pride is showing as we begin our first semester as Mount St. Joseph University! Students, faculty and staff are full of energy as we celebrate this milestone. The campus is buzzing with classes, athletics, clubs and prospective students. Reference the calendar of activities on the back page and join us at the Mount!

I would also like to share the excitement of our success in expanding graduate programs, specifically our new Saturday morning MBA program. This program promises to meet the needs of busy adults looking to advance their career options while taking advantage of the convenience, value and personal attention of a Mount education. For undergraduate students, a new degree in biomedical sciences began this fall alongside a health and wellness degree.

A hint for the future: the Mount has been approved to develop a physician’s assistant (PA) program with initial enrollment proposed for 2017-18. The Mount will be the first to offer this program in the Cincinnati area. The new biomedical sciences major is designed to be a direct pathway to the new PA program.

In addition to our great new academic programs, we’re also working to make college more affordable for our students. Education at Work, a local nonprofit, opened a call center on campus in October. Through Education at Work, Mount students have a new, convenient choice to help them earn money to manage the cost of their education, and possibly earn tuition assistance. Check out www.msj.edu/education-at-work for more information. Our distinctive, career-readiness program, known as TOP (Talent Opportunity Program), is also helping our students prepare for employment after graduation.

I hope you make plans to discover the new university in town! Bring a prospective student along so they can find their future at the Mount.

Blessings to all, 

Tony Aretz, Ph.D.