Saint Louis University

Summer Studies

Summer Studies supports SLU's academic units in their efforts to increase participation in credit-bearing courses and professional development programs offered during the summer semester. The unit coordinates, supports and provides centralized promotion to a wide range of summer camps, academies, conferences, events and college readiness programs through the "Summer at SLU" campaign.


To support, develop, implement and highlight the numerous summer opportunities for K–12 students, encourage high school and college students to take advantage of summer course offerings, and serve as a destination for local and national conferences and events.


To increase awareness and knowledge of summer opportunities at Saint Louis University amongst K–12 and college students as well as the community. In addition, to raise the bar on summer programming in the St. Louis metropolitan area in an effort to make Summer At SLU programs the standard by which others are measured.

Summer Studies Fast Facts

  • Summer At SLU engages more than 10,000 participants through K–12 programming, college-credit courses and conferences/events.
  • New K–12 programs include: Camp Invention, ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp, Little Medical School and Grand Arts Camps with Craft Alliance and Metro Theater Co.
  • New conferences/events include: Medieval Symposium, Jesuit Secondary Education Association and Foundations of Economic Education.

Troy Turnipseed - Director of Summer Studies

About Troy Turnipseed

Director of Summer Studies

Troy Turnipseed has over 10 years of experience working in higher education, with past roles at Saint Louis University including Director of the Career Resources Center and Associate Director of Graduate Business Programs in the John Cook School of Business.

Throughout his career at SLU, Troy has been known as the face and voice of the MBA Program and has had the pleasure of representing the business school in Hong Kong and with Warren Buffet on multiple occasions. In addition, he has been the President of the SLU Staff Advisory Committee (twice) and President of the Graduate Business Student Services Association, an organization serving the needs of graduate student services professionals from universities and colleges across the country.

Troy holds Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Studies and Master of Business Administration degrees, both from Saint Louis University.

Troy Turnipseed

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