Since its beginning, the University of Mary has sought to respond to the needs of the people of the region. Its short history is one of rapid expansion. The university continues to expand its curricular offerings and maintain excellence in its programs.

Aware of its close historical ties with the immediate community, the University of Mary seeks to enhance the quality of life of the community. The university encourages each person to participate in his or her religious, social, educational, and political communities. Furthermore, it promotes a setting of freedom and initiative in which each individual may attain self-identity and self-realization.

"A university is a place of hospitality, growth and preparation for professional service. Your future as a leader is our deepest concern. At the University of Mary, we have always measured our success by the success of our graduates."

Sr. Thomas Welder
University President Emerita