On July 1, 2018, Matteo Ricci College became part of Seattle University's College of Arts and Sciences, and we have a new name: Matteo Ricci Institute.
Dr. Dan Washburn and I have been named the inaugural Associate Director and Director of the Matteo Ricci Institute. Having served as Interim Dean of MRC since 2016, I am very excited to take on this role. It's an honor to be selected as the first director of the Matteo Ricci Institute. The Matteo Ricci community is a vibrant group committed to inclusive humanities education and community engagement, and I am proud to continue to be a part of it.
The Matteo Ricci Institute will continue to serve students through its degrees in Humanities, Humanities for Teaching, and Humanities for Leadership, and the faculty will continue in the coming year to welcome students to its space on the first floor of the Casey Building.
I invite you to read the latest issue of the College of Arts & Sciences e-newsletter, which includes a welcome to the Matteo Ricci Institute from Dean David Powers.
Paulette Kidder, PhD
Matteo Ricci Institute