Speeches, Reports & Op/Eds

College a Good Investment for Students and Society

Read President Kirk’s response to an opinion piece by Dr. Mark Yacht’s on ContextFlorida.com. Read Dr. Kirk’s column »

Think College Costs Too Much? Thank the Government.

President Kirk’s opinion piece was published May 19, 2014, in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Read the commentary here »

Keeping College Within Reach: Supporting Higher Education Opportunities for America’s Servicemembers and Veterans

The testimony of President Kirk before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, September 11, 2013. Read Testimony »

Community Day Assemblies

At the start of each semester, Dr. Kirk addresses the entire faculty and staff to update them on the university’s progress and look toward the future. Here are speeches from those events.

January 9, 2015

August 19, 2014

January 10, 2014

August 20, 2013

January 4, 2013

August 15, 2012

January 6, 2012

August 17, 2011

January 7, 2011

August 18, 2010

Occasional Papers

Occasional Papers, published by the Office of University Communications, offer readers informed perspectives on timely issues of importance to Saint Leo University and to higher education’s broad landscape.

Spring 2015 »
Saint Leo as the Leading Catholic Teaching Institution for the 21st Century

Fall 2014 »
Practicing Benedictine Values in a Modern World

Summer 2014 »
Justifying the Cost of a Traditional Four-Year College Degree

Fall 2013 »
Preparing Students for Life after College

Summer 2013 »
Educating Our Military Veterans

Winter 2013 »
Online Learning and the Impact of Massive Open Online Courses

Winter 2009 »
In Support of Independent Higher Education

Winter 2008 »
Effects of our Global and National Economy on Saint Leo University

Fall 2008 »
How Online Learning is Transforming Higher Education

Fall 2007 »
Philanthropy’s Role in American Higher Education

Spring 2007 »
The State of the University: Meeting Challenges with Considerable Optimism

Eternal Light Award

In recognition of his longstanding commitment to the cause of improved interfaith relations, Saint Leo University President Arthur F. Kirk, Jr., was honored by the Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies. Dr. Kirk was the recipient of the center’s 2010 Eternal Light Award.

October 27, 2010