The University of Saint Mary (USM) is a private liberal arts university in Leavenworth, Kansas, United States. It is sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, who established it as Saint Mary College. Though it was originally a school for women, the school is now coeducational. The University of Saint Mary offers 26 bachelor’s degree programs and six masters degree programs, including Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Education, Adaptive Special Education, and Teaching. Traditional, evening, degree completion, and online classes are available. The Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul came to Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1858 and began teaching boys and girls. One year later, they created St. Marys Institute, a small educational institute for women, in downtown Leavenworth. In 1870, Saint Marys was moved to its current location south of the City, and was renamed St. Marys Academy. In 1923, the Sisters established Saint Mary College. In 1932, the college became a four-year institute and started accepting a few men in certain areas of study. Arthur Morton Murphy, PhD, who was born in Electric Peak, Montana and earned his doctorate at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, was chosen as the schools first president, and served in that capacity for 25 years. He was the first layman to preside over a Catholic college for women in the United States. Murphy was succeeded as president by poet and educator Sister Mary Janet Mc Gilley, PhD, SCL. In 1974, Saint Mary College became the first four-year institution to offer a degree completion in Kansas City. The school became residentially coeducational in 1988. In 2000, a campus was opened in Overland Park, Kansas. The institution expanded again in July 2003, changing its name to the University of Saint Mary. The schools first fully endowed chair was inaugurated in 1989, honoring the retirement of Sister Mary Janet.
The following is the list of articles by scholars from University of Saint Mary that are published in OMICS International journals.