I love St. Mary’s. I’m often asked what makes us different from other schools, and my answer is simple. Community. Our sense of community defines us in a way I have not seen anywhere else. My colleagues are family. We help each other. We look out for each other. In times of …

Dr. Sandy Ganzell
Associate Professor of Mathematics      

… hardship and tragedy, we take care of each other. Our students are part of that too. We aren’t just their teachers and advisors; we’re moms and dads and trusted friends. The office associates, housekeepers, groundskeepers, all family. We know each other by name. We go to each other for advice. And we stand together when any of us is in need.

St. Mary’s Wages is an opportunity for our senior administrators to stand firmly as part of this family, to say boldly and without reservation that our strength lies in our community, not in the income of our top executives. Senior administrators from other schools will undoubtedly ask our president, vice presidents and deans why they would accept salaries below those of our peer institutions. I look forward to hearing their answer: “Because it’s the St. Mary’s Way.”

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