Brother Louis DeThomasis, President Emeritus of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, will be honored Thursday, February 13th, at a special event in the university’s Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis.
The event will include a dedication of Brother Louis Hall, formerly Park Avenue North.
In addition, Brother Louis and four other Christian Brothers who have served as presidents at institutions throughout the nation will be recognized and presented with honorary doctorates. The event is scheduled to begin at 4:45 p.m. in the Saint Mary’s University Center. The indoor ceremony will be followed by a reception with light refreshments.
During a 21-year tenure that began in 1984, Brother Louis helped increase Saint Mary’s enrollment from 1,400 students to more than 5,000. He also oversaw expansion from a single Winona campus to locations in the Twin Cities, Rochester and Kenya.