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Meet the St. Kate’s trailblazers behind Expanding HERizons
We are on an urgent mission to develop the next generation of STEM leaders from St. Kate’s.
Rebecca Roloff, MBA
Class of ’76
Anita Thomas, PhD
Tarshia Stanley, PhD
Dean of the School
of Humanities, Arts &
Taviare Hawkins, PhD
Professor of Physics,
Math & Sciences
Elizabeth Brondos Fry, PhD
Kim Ha, PhD
of Chemistry and
Tami McDonald, PhD
What is Expanding HERizons?
At St. Kateʼs we are also in the process of renovating and upgrading our science and technology spaces, which includes our historic Mendel building— to help us with our goal of educating our innovative and talented student body which is 42%, BIPOC women.
We’re Raising Funds For:
Flexible faculty research space
Virtual reality anatomy and physiology labs
Leading the Way
The reality of women in STEM today
The number of BIPOC students who enroll in a STEM discipline today is comparable to the number of white students. However, the numbers drastically decline when we look at graduation rates and job placement. We need to change that.
“We need to double the number of BIPOC women leaders in science in the next five years because it’s critical they provide solutions to world problems that take into consideration the entire population and often differentially affect their own communities. We are determined to be loud and bold about growing that number of women in STEM, and the number of BIPOC women in STEM, because the challenges we face as a nation and as a planet need innovative and diverse solutions which are interdisciplinary and holistic.”
Anita Thomas, PhD
Executive Vice President and Provost
St. Kate’s is the best place to move the world forward
We are built on a foundation of inclusion.
1 of only 6
all-women universities that is also recognized as a Minority Serving Institution*
1 of 36
women-only institutions in the country
How you can help
This means ensuring our labs, classrooms, and other workspaces are up-to-date with the latest equipment—and that our faculty have the resources they need to prepare the leaders of tomorrow.
To support our mission, we ask that you donate to St. Catherine University to help fund the renovation of our Mendel science building, so that we can continue to educate more women in science.
St. Catherine University to help fund the future
of all women leaders in science