Julie Sullivan

University of St. Thomas

In her second year as president of Minnesota’s largest private university, Julie Sullivan is elevating the St. Thomas profile to a national level. As the first woman to lead the Catholic college, she’s also striving to make its campuses more diverse—in her words, “a microcosm of the world.” She’s outspoken about the erosion of the American middle class. Working with a new business school dean to expand the school’s connection to companies, she wants students to leave the gothic, Kasota stone campus and learn by doing through internships.