Message from the President

Message from the President

reid3.jpgThe University of Saint Joseph is an exceptional place. It provides students with engaging courses of study and relevant career skills rooted in a tradition of academic excellence and community service that reaches back to its founders, the Sisters of Mercy.

For 80 years, our students have been challenged and encouraged by talented faculty. They graduate as accomplished scholars and thoughtful leaders who are well respected within their fields. They truly make our University proud.

We offer a wide variety of academic programs that serve students at different stages of their lives and careers. These include undergraduate majors for women and through the coeducational Program for Adult Learners; master's degrees offered at our main campus, at off-campus sites throughout Connecticut, and online; professional doctoral degrees; certificate programs; and The School for Young Children and the Gengras Center.

Our beautiful Olmsted-designed campus provides an array of cultural events, occasions for spiritual development, and fitness and recreational options. The University also has an active presence outside our campus, reaching into the surrounding community through internships, community service projects, new program and partnerships.

At the University of Saint Joseph, we meet the needs of an ever-changing world through scholarship and service, while remaining faithful to our Mercy values. We welcome you to join us.

Meet President Pamela Trotman Reid, Ph.D.

  • 8th President of the University of Saint Joseph
  • Launched USJ's School of Pharmacy, first professional doctoral program
  • Tripled the size of the graduate program in Education
  • One of "100 Most Influential Blacks in the State of Connecticut" - Connecticut State Conference of the NAACP
  • One of Hartford Business Journal's "Eight Remarkable Women in Business" 2010
  • One of "Hartford's 50 Most Influential People" - Hartford Magazine 2010
  • National-recognized developmental psychologist and scholar in gender and racial issues

 Read the President's biography.