Saint Peter's College was founded in 1872 by the Jesuits as a Catholic liberal arts college for men. Situated in an urban setting, the college seeks to develop the whole person in preparation for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service in a diverse and global society. In 1966, Saint Peter's became coeducational and today educates students from 65 countries all over the world. Committed to academic excellence and individual attention, Saint Peter's College provides education, informed by values, primarily in degree-granting programs in the arts, sciences, and business to resident and commuting students from a variety of backgrounds.
About the Author
Joseph McLaughlin is a professor of sociology and urban studies at Saint Peter's College. He served as director of the graduate program in education from 1992 until 1998 and was a member of the education department for 20 years. Both McLaughlin (class of 1977) and his father (class of 1943) are graduates of Saint Peter's. Thomas Matteo is an associate professor of business administration. Prior to his appointment to Saint Peter's College, he served in a number of senior executive corporate positions, including corporate executive officer and president. In addition to his duties at Saint Peter's, he also serves as the public historian for Staten Island, New York.
Table of Contents
1 The Birth of a College 7
2 The Rebirth of Saint Peter's College 27
3 Building a Campus Community 61
4 Continuing the Tradition 87
5 The New Millennium 111