Academic Affairs

A Message from the Provost

Aquinas College strives to be the premier Catholic liberal arts college in Michigan. With strong graduate programs in management and education and many undergraduate majors that emphasize career preparation, Aquinas College possesses the academic assets of a university with the intimacy and beauty of a wooded liberal arts college campus.


The core strength of Aquinas is our dynamism as a cohesive learning community. Students, faculty and staff work diligently together to create a climate that is socially vibrant, intellectually challenging, environmentally sustainable, and globally aware. While our faculty model the ideal of an engaged scholar-teacher, we place the highest premium on student success. We have small class sizes at Aquinas, and our students enjoy unparalleled access to faculty.


I welcome you to explore our website to get a better sense for what our students, faculty, and staff have been up to. If you think Aquinas might be the right fit for you, please contact the admissions department to schedule a visit.

- Gilda Gely, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Provost and Dean of Faculty


Aquinas College Mission Statement

Aquinas College, an inclusive educational community rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition, provides a liberal arts education with a global perspective, emphasizes career preparation focused on leadership and service to others, and fosters a commitment to lifelong learning dedicated to the pursuit of truth and the common good. >More about AQ