Saint Louis University

The Office of Summer Studies supports SLU's academic units in their efforts to increase participation in credit-bearing courses, professional development programs, K-12 academic opportunities and international immersion experiences offered during the summer semester. The unit coordinates, supports and provides centralized promotion to a wide range of summer camps, academies, conferences, events, international immersion programs, workshops and college readiness opportunities through the "Summer At SLU" campaign.


To support, develop, implement and highlight the numerous summer opportunities for K–12 students, encourage a diverse range of high school and college students to take advantage of summer course offerings, serve as a destination for summer international immersion programs and adult workshops, and to host local/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 internationally and with our surrounding 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

  • In 2015, Summer At SLU engaged more than 10,500 participants through K-12 programming, college-credit courses, conferences and events, and international immersion opportunities.
  • Since 2012, K-12 summer attendance has increase by 106 percent and the number of camps and academies has increased from 23 to more than 60.
  • With nearly 500 college-credit courses offered, Summer At SLU has worked to highlight in-demand courses for current and visiting students.
  • International immersion programs continue to grow as universities from around the globe look to SLU to increase their knowledge of American culture and studies.
  • According to BluePrint4SummerSTL, Summer At SLU was ranked as one of the top 20 (No. 2) most popular summer programs searched for by families in the St. Louis metropolitan area in 2015.

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 earned his Bachelor of Arts in organizational studies and Master of Business Administration degrees from Saint Louis University. He currently serves as membership chair of the North Central Conference on Summer Sessions (NCCSS) and as the North Central Assistant Regional vice president for the North American Association of Summer Sessions (NAASS).

Troy Turnipseed