USJ IN 2023

Dear Friends of USJ,

Annually, this report provides the impetus to look back and review the accomplishments of the past year. In 2022-2023 USJ celebrated its 90th Anniversary – and there was much to celebrate! Combined efforts from faculty, staff and students, supported by the generosity of donors like you, allowed USJ to:

  • Continue to meet societal needs by providing Institutional Scholarships to more than 90% of our graduating seniors, who are heavily represented in disciplines like Nursing, Social Work, Education and Nutrition & Public Health.
  • Add a BS in Environmental Science in response to the interests of students passionate about the environment, and meet the needs of employers in this growing sector.
  • Create an outdoor sculpture garden, which brought works by ten contemporary artists to campus on long-term loan. The sculptures are distributed across the University’s campus and open to the public. 
  • Invest in technology and scholarships for our Education/Teacher Licensure programs with the proceeds from our most successful Gala ever.
  • Welcome the Pharmacy program to the West Hartford campus and expand interprofessional education opportunities for students in all health-related programs.
  • Expand offerings in “The Perch,” a space devoted to student wellness, where technology, activities, coaching, motivational support, and educational materials are available to help students achieve personal growth and academic success.

Each of these developments required careful planning and thought, as well the investment of capital. And none of them would have been possible without the philanthropic investments of those USJ supporters listed in this report.

I hope you will enjoy this opportunity to review USJ’s recent success, and accept my sincere thanks for your role in making it all possible.


Rhona C. Free, Ph.D.


Mission Statement

The University of Saint Joseph is the premier small private university in Connecticut developing professionals for in-demand fields with its undergraduate and graduate degree programs designed for your goals. A USJ degree is a proven credential for undergraduates seeking a traditional New England college setting with exceptional NCAA Division III athletics and a strong sense of community. For graduate students ready to learn more and earn more, USJ offers online, hybrid, and on-ground masters and doctoral programs with innovative curricula that attract students from around the world.


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