Message From The President

Welcome from Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber
President, Saint Augustine’s University

Welcome, Saint Augustine’s University students. Saint Augustine’s University was founded in 1867 in Raleigh, North Carolina by prominent Episcopal clergy for the education of freed slaves. Over the years, it has become one of the country’s most highly respected private, accredited, historically black, coeducational institutions of higher learning.

Our challenge this year is to make this campus an exciting environment in which to live and grow. We, the faculty, staff and administration are committed to bettering the University and helping you prosper; but these goals cannot be attained without significant contributions from you, the student body. Saint Augustine’s University has established interpersonal values that it expects everyone to embrace: respect our legacy and history; work for the greater good of the University and the surrounding community; work with a commitment to excellence; trust and be trustworthy; maintain a strong sense of integrity; practice honesty and truthfulness; be respectful of and fair to each other; speak with one voice and support each other’s activities and programs; practice civility, caring, and courage to do the right thing; keep the lines of communication open (speak freely and honestly); be open-minded; be available and approachable; view change as a challenge and not as a barrier.

As an educational community, we come from all over the world, each of us bringing our own unique backgrounds and experiences, and each with the hope of achieving a variety of goals by the end of this year. It is important that each and every one of us become engaged in the life of the campus. Understanding that the core experience of a University is its academics; the greatest opportunities for your individual growth and fulfillment exist outside the classroom. Saint Augustine’s University offers unlimited opportunities for you to get involved, grow as a person while gaining leadership opportunities and experiences. Whether starting a new student organization or catering to a new student interest, Saint Augustine’s University provides you the opportunity to make a difference. No factor will have a greater impact on your education, your success, or your personal happiness than the choices you make for yourself at Saint Augustine’s University. By working together, we can make this institution stronger than ever before.

Good luck and have a great year!

With kindest regards,

Dianne Boardley Suber, President