Shared Vision

A Message From Our President

I’m so very grateful for generous supporters like you who are committed to helping fulfill the mission of Benedictine College now and for years to come. Benedictine is already a market leader among Catholic schools, and we are on the path to becoming one of America’s great Catholic colleges.

Now is the time to Be Not Afraid as we embark on a bold five-year plan, Benedictine 2020, with the vision to accomplish three goals:

Student demand has led to an 80% increase in enrollment over ten years, and Benedictine is now the largest private college or university in Kansas. But we aren’t done yet. We must continue to enhance our endowed scholarship program and give students the tools they need to transform the world. Read more about this initiative.

The world is being shaped more than ever by science and technology. In order to continue making our mark on science in the 21st century, the renovation and expansion of Westerman Hall Science Center is urgent. Moving Benedictine up to the next level in the sciences requires a total investment of $26 million that will help educate engineers, doctors, scientists and health care professionals as they can continue their groundbreaking research. Read more about this initiative.

A great college requires great faculty. This year a record number of faculty were ranked in the top 10% in the country, and Benedictine is one of only three schools named a top 20 school by both U.S. News & World Report and the Cardinal Newman Society. Our goal is to recruit, retain and develop one of the great Catholic college faculties in America. Read more about this initiative.

Benedictine 2020 is dedicated to educating students to become leaders in the Benedictine tradition who will transform the world through their commitment to intellectual, personal and spiritual greatness.

But achieving these goals will not happen without your help. Benedictine’s success, and that of our students, comes because of your investment in our shared mission. I hope you’ll join us.


Stephen Minnis
Stephen D. Minnis, ‘82