St. Mary's University

Mengler reappointed to another term as president

Board of Trustees’ decision unanimous; first five years seen as success

President Thomas M. Mengler, J.D., was unanimously reappointed to another term as President of St. Mary’s University by the Board of Trustees on Friday, Sept. 8.

“Since his appointment in 2012, President Mengler has worked consistently to distinguish St. Mary’s as The Catholic and Marianist University and to achieve our Gateway vision to become one of the finest private universities in the Southwest,” said Martin D. Beirne, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. “I am excited to say the Board of Trustees sees his commitment to promoting the Marianist mission of faith and building a culture of excellence is already positioning St. Mary’s to attain that vision.”

Some defining moments during Mengler’s first five years include:

“What we’ve accomplished the past five years are the result of the dedication and commitment of our faculty, staff and leadership,” Mengler said. “And none of this would be possible without the support of my wife, Mona, who is active in organizing many events for the University and for Catholic Charities.”

Beirne said fellow trustees and other members of the campus community recently participated in a comprehensive assessment of Mengler. He said the group noted Mengler’s exemplary leadership and vision for the future of Catholic higher education.