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Welcome to the Saint Louis University Office for Mission and Identity

Chris Collins, S.J.
Chris Collins, S.J., will serve as the Assistant to thePresident for Mission and Identity. Click here to hear Collins speak about Catholic, Jesuit identity and mission. 

The Division of Mission and Identity ensures that the principles and traditions of Catholic, Jesuit higher education, and the Mission and core values of Saint Louis University are integrated into operations, structures, programs and practices, and the formation of its students, faculty, staff, administration and board members with regard to Mission.

To further its goals, Mission and Identity sponsors several programs, on and off campus, each dedicated to the intellectual and spiritual growth of the participants, and all in the Jesuit tradition.

Faculty, staff and students have numerous options as well, with mission programs, opportunities to present their own experiences and reflections, retreats and conferences year round. 

For more information, contact the division at 314-977-7065 or at

Christopher Collins, S.J., Assistant to the President for Mission and Identity

Christopher Collins, S.J., assistant professor of Theological Studies, became the new Assistant to the President for Mission and Identity on July 1. In this role, Fr. Collins will provide executive-level leadership for fostering and promoting SLU's Catholic, Jesuit identity.

In his previous role as director of SLU's Catholic Studies program, Fr. Collins has been actively involved in engaging the SLU community by developing a Mass and lecture series focused on topics around Catholic higher education. He also was co-coordinator of the committee that established the Billiken Teacher Corps, an innovative new program with the St. Louis Archdiocese that empowers SLU graduate students to teach at urban Catholic schools in the St. Louis area.

In addition, Fr. Collins is a member of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee and was a core member of the strategic planning "SLU as Advocate for St. Louis" Topical Working Group.

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