Welcome from the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Welcome from the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dear Future St. Bonaventure University Student:

You are managing multiple priorities in your life, including work responsibilities, family commitments, and financial goals.  You are also ready to pursue a graduate degree because you understand how that can help you advance all of these priorities.  I have good news for you:  You’ve come to the right place.

The online programs offered by St. Bonaventure University bring our excellent academic programs and highly regarded faculty to you wherever you are.  We enable you to fit your studies into your life, according to your schedule.

However, our programs are so much more than just convenient.

The engagement with fellow students and your faculty will challenge your ways of thinking, and form relationships that will continue even after your program ends.  We will also prepare you for career advancement or maybe even a career change.

At St. Bonaventure University, we believe in the ability of every person to do extraordinary things.  It is our mission to enable you to exceed your expectations through higher education.  At the same time, we know you can make a difference in the world, and we think our unique educational experience will help you to discover or further develop that potential – your personal and professional mission, if you will.

As an online student at St. Bonaventure University, you will be welcomed into a worldwide network of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends who are fiercely passionate about their association with St. Bonaventure and eager to connect with and support fellow Bonnies.  I look forward to the day when we can welcome you to our family.  (If you’re a graduate of the University who is considering returning to your alma mater for graduate school, well, you already know what I’m talking about here.)

Please accept my best wishes for your success in your online program.  I look forward to supporting your studies through the Office of the Provost in any way that I can.

Warm regards,

Dr. Joseph Zimmer

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

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