|Monsignor Terence Hogan|
“Our Catholic identity and religious heritage distinguish us from other universities, and provide benchmarks for understanding our mission,” said Hogan. “Our goal is to offer challenging undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to academically ambitious students who are committed to lives of meaning and purpose, and who are preparing to be leaders in an intercultural community that promotes ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue.”
The addition of this new position complements other efforts at STU to strengthen academic offerings and enhance educational outcome. The solidification of campus ministry programs, including the addition of FOCUS missionaries, has been focused on strengthening STU’s Catholic mission, ensuring that the university is graduating “leaders for life” that are taught and understand the importance of ethics and service.
“As we have worked the past year to improve our academic offerings and enhance our educational outcomes, we have also been focused on strengthening our Catholic mission,” said President Monsignor Franklyn Casale. “We are fortunate that we have such an experienced leader already at St. Thomas who can assist with this important effort, and an exceptional faculty who will continue to support his work as Dean of the School of Theology and Ministry.”
Prior to his appointment as Dean of the School of Theology and Ministry at STU, Hogan served the Archdiocese of Miami in various capacities as Rector of Saint Mary Cathedral; Pastor of Saint Augustine Parish; seminary education and formation; Director of Worship and Spiritual Life, and continues in service to the Vatican as North American Chaplain to Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums.
Hogan has a bachelor of philosophy, and a master of divinity from St. Vincent de Paul Seminary; and a doctorate’s degree in sacred liturgy from the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy in Rome.