Robert K. Vischer Appointed President of The University of St. Thomas

Robert K. Vischer will become president of The University of St. Thomas, effective Jan. 1, 2023, making him the second layperson in the role at the Catholic school.Rob VischerRob Vischer

Vischer has held several roles at St. Thomas, including interim president, dean of the law school, and associate professor of law. He was also an inaugural recipient of the Minnesota Lawyer Diversity and Inclusion Award for contributions to diversity and inclusion in law.

During his time as a student, he was also an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

“Rob is known as a highly effective relational leader with a strong dedication to the mission of the university and someone who puts the students at the center of every decision and action,” said Dr. Amy Goldman, vice chair of St. Thomas’s Board of Trustees. “The board has put its faith in Rob as the leader who will continue the St. Thomas trajectory to become the undisputed premier private university in the Midwest.”

Vischer holds a University of New Orleans and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.