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How a private university in Houston seeks to meld liberal arts education and Catholicism

University of St. Thomas President RIchard Ludwick shares his views on education.


The University of Saint Thomas campus in Houston.


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From time to time, we like to check in on how the Houston area's colleges and universities are doing. In recent weeks, we talked with the presidents of the University of Houston and Rice University. Today, we catch up with Dr. Richard Ludwick, the president of the University of Saint Thomas,

In the audio above, we discuss developments at the Houston-area private Catholic university, and Dr. Ludwick’s views on everything from the TEA’s takeover of Houston ISD to state pressure on public colleges and universities to not use DEI programs and policies in hiring.

We also discuss challenges and opportunities for the University of St. Thomas and higher education, generally.

Dr. Richard Ludwick became the ninth president of the University of Saint Thomas in 2017.
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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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