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St. Mary’s University Philosophy Professor Glenn “Chip” Hughes, Ph.D., has been selected as the first holder of the St. Mary’s Chair in Catholic Philosophy.

Glenn Hughes - St. Mary's Chair in Catholic Philosophy

In May 2014, an anonymous philanthropist donated $1.5 million to endow the chair as part of the University’s push to establish a Center for Catholic Studies. The donor requested the gift be used to retain a distinguished Catholic philosopher with a deep understanding of prominent Catholic thinkers, especially Archdiocese of San Antonio; the Southwest; and the nation:

  • Promote the study and understanding of Catholic intellectual and social thought, as well as Marianist spirituality
  • Develop courses in Catholic Studies
  • Serve as a spiritual gateway for our community
  • Assist in the formation of faith for faculty, staff and students

St. Mary’s will play a lead role in advancing Catholic studies through recruitment of distinguished faculty in Catholic philosophy, theology, and other central areas of Catholic studies and culture.

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