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High School is Not the Finish Line

Adolescence does not end when young men and women go off to college. In a sense, their education for life has only just begun. That’s why it is crucial to send our sons and daughters to universities that understand how to complete the comprehensive education they need to live a flourishing life. Join University of Dallas President Jonathan J. Sanford as he talks to parents about the essential role the college years play in forming young men and women of virtue, and what makes some Catholic colleges and universities more suited for that than others.

You can listed to the podcast below, or download from Apple Podcasts.


Jonathan J. Sanford is the President of the University of Dallas, one of the most prominent Catholic universities in the country. Dr. Sanford graduated summa cum laude from Xavier University of Ohio with a degree in classical languages and philosophy and completed his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Buffalo, State University of New York. He taught philosophy and served as an administrator at Franciscan University of Steubenville for thirteen years before moving to the University of Dallas in 2015. He held several administrative positions there before accepting the presidency in 2021. Dr. Sanford has published two books and is about to publish a third on virtue and education. He is chair of the Board of Trustees for the Hildebrand Project and a Fellow at the Dallas Institute for Humanities and Culture. He and his wife Rebecca have nine children and four grandchildren and reside in Irving, Texas.