Building to Meet the Critical Needs of Our Region and Our World

The University of St. Thomas, Houston’s Catholic university, offers the solution to many of the most pressing challenges facing our city, state and nation today – and in the coming decades. Our region demands leaders in the sciences, technology, nursing and other health care professions. There is also a critical need for graduates with a liberal arts foundation that includes the sciences as well as the fine and performing arts. UST – with its high academic quality, focus on students, distinctive purpose and rich Catholic intellectual tradition – is committed to meeting these needs and to being a transformational force for good in our region and our world. By developing competent, values-centered leaders of faith and character in vital professional fields, UST can change the future – one life at a time. To achieve our bold vision of being one of America’s great Catholic universities, we confidently launched Faith in Our Future: The Campaign for the University of St. Thomas. This comprehensive campaign focuses on three central priorities: Health and Science, Creative Community and Student Success.


Dr. Robert Ivany

Dr. Robert Ivany


Dr. Robert Ivany became the eighth president of the University of St. Thomas in 2004. Prior to his retirement from the Army with the rank of Major General, Ivany presided over one of the nation’s most respected institutions for the education of strategic leaders: the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa. Read More »
David Harvey, JR

David Harvey, Jr.

Campaign Chair

David Harvey, Jr. was appointed to the UST board of directors in 2007. He brings tremendous business acumen and leadership skills to his role as chair of Faith in Our Future: The Campaign for the University of St. Thomas-Houston, the largest campaign in the University's history. Read More »

Cynthia Colbert Riley MLA '95

VP for Institutional Advancement

Cynthia Colbert Riley, UST alumna, leads the University’s fundraising and alumni relations efforts. She has more than 24 years of experience in institutional leadership in healthcare, higher education and public broadcasting institutions. She served for five years as the capital campaign coordinator during the University’s first modern capital campaign in the 1990s. Read More »