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What guides us

Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

We prepare highly skilled and caring professionals who are culturally responsive, practice with ingenuity, and proactively advance health equity and social justice.  

Our Vision 

Informed by Catholic social teaching, the University of St. Thomas Morrison Family College of Health educates health providers and leaders to skillfully, compassionately, and collaboratively advance the physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being of individuals, families and communities.

Our Values

  • Innovation 
  • Equity 
  • Collaboration 

Guiding Principles

  • Whole Person Care
  • Social Ingenuity and Innovation
  • Excellence Using Science and Humanities
  • Advocacy
  • Whole Person Care

    Students focus on addressing the needs of the mind, body, spirit, and the community through programs in health and exercise science, nursing, counseling psychology and social work.

    WHOLE PERSON CARE

    Social Ingenuity and Innovation

    The Morrison Family College of Health is focused on discovering new and more effective ways of delivering and promoting health and well-being to expand access and affordability for all people, families, and communities. 

    SOCIAL INGENUITY AND INNOVATION

    Excellence Using Science and Humanities

    College of Health students benefit from a strong liberal arts foundation, with rigor in the science and humanities and exceptional applied learning experiences in the community so they graduate ready to embrace complex health challenges.   

    SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES

    Advocacy

    The Morrison Family College of Health is focused on dismantling systemic health inequities by addressing root causes such as racism and poverty. Students, faculty, alumni, and staff are dedicated to reducing the barriers that prevent people and families from flourishing.  

    ADVOCACY

    Whole Person Care

    Students focus on addressing the needs of the mind, body, spirit, and the community through programs in health and exercise science, nursing, counseling psychology and social work.

    WHOLE PERSON CARE

    Social Ingenuity and Innovation

    The Morrison Family College of Health is focused on discovering new and more effective ways of delivering and promoting health and well-being to expand access and affordability for all people, families, and communities. 

    SOCIAL INGENUITY AND INNOVATION

    Excellence Using Science and Humanities

    College of Health students benefit from a strong liberal arts foundation, with rigor in the science and humanities and exceptional applied learning experiences in the community so they graduate ready to embrace complex health challenges.   

    SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES

    Advocacy

    The Morrison Family College of Health is focused on dismantling systemic health inequities by addressing root causes such as racism and poverty. Students, faculty, alumni, and staff are dedicated to reducing the barriers that prevent people and families from flourishing.  

    ADVOCACY
    Dr. MayKao Hang smiles during a gathering

    01 Meet the Dean

    Dr. MayKao Y. Hang

    Dr. Hang has a vision to educate health care providers and leaders to skillfully, compassionately and collaboratively advance the physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being of individuals, families and communities.

    Meet the Dean