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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.