Message from the President


Welcome to Saint Leo University.

I invite you to experience Saint Leo, and its global network of students and alumni, as one all-inclusive community—a place where professors, students, mentors, and support staff dedicate themselves to a common goal.

When we began serving adult learners online in the 1990s, we made a commitment to deliver the same academic quality and service of our traditional Florida campus to students anywhere in the world.

We continue to invest in new technology so you and other online students can advance your education and careers while drawing from the stability and deep resources of a traditional campus.

Founded in 1889, we stand as the oldest Catholic college or university in Florida. Our student population grows ever more diverse—Saint Leo is open to students of all faith traditions, and individuals of good character who share our core values.

We are traditional, in that we are a liberal arts-based institution committed to teaching students to think critically, read deeply, and write clearly. Yet, we are also innovative in how we prepare students to become leaders in business, criminal justice, and other specialized fields of study.

Your decision to start or complete a college degree sets you apart. I salute your decision, and pledge the support of the entire Saint Leo University community.


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Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.