Seniors preparing for graduation in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences presented their research to St. Gregory’s University’s Board of Directors as part of the board’s February meeting. President Michael Scaperlanda invited six students to present their research posters to the board to highlight the work of St. Gregory’s students. The intent was for board members to have direct interaction with the students they makes important decisions for.

“I am glad that this happened,” said Fr. Charles Buckley, OSB, who is a member of the board of directors and faculty member in the Department of Math and Natural Sciences. Board members spent half an hour circulating the room and asking students about their research.

“This was a great opportunity for our students,” said Dr. Vickie Jean, Department Chair of Social and Behavioral Sciences, “One board member told me that this was what the mission of the university was all about, getting students to think critically about the big questions our society faces.”

After presentations, board members attended midday prayers with the monks of St. Gregory’s Abbey and had lunch with St. Gregory’s students before taking up important discussions about the future of the university.