A message from Archbishop Coakley on the closing of St. Gregory's University

“Saint Gregory’s University has contributed to the Catholic community and to the people of Oklahoma for more than 100 years, providing our young people with a rich Catholic liberal arts education. It is a terrible loss to lose such an exceptional institution. My heart goes out to all of the students, faculty, staff and administration at such a time. I am thankful for the effort of President Michael Scaperlanda, the board and university leaders for trying to bolster the university’s financial situation. As the administration works to assist students and their families, I hope these young men and women do not become discouraged as they seek to further their education. The entire Saint Gregory’s University community is in my prayers.”

-- Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City

St. Gregory's is working with students and families on options moving forward. Please visit their website, www.stgregorys.edu. 

The Catholic Pastoral Center has received questions about financial support from the archdiocese for St. Gregory's. In support of the university's efforts, the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has gifted more than $1 million to the university in recent years and provided loans to try to help the university's financial situation. While the archdiocese doesn't own or administer the university, archdiocesan staff and several other entities worked with the university to try and find a viable path forward.