president's message

Welcome to the University of Great Falls. 


I am excited to have joined the University of Great Falls this year as the new president.  I too am looking around campus and finding out what is special and unique about UGF.  I’d like to mention just a few of the reasons I find UGF to be a great place for learning.

First I have found that UGF, as a Catholic university, is an expression of the teaching mission of Jesus Christ providing students with an opportunity to obtain a deep liberal arts education for living and for making a living.  UGF is committed to helping our students become graduates who are ready to enter society as ethical leaders with the moral courage and compassionate hearts to serve the common good.

I have found a highly committed faculty and staff.  University of Great Fall’s core values of Respect, Compassion, Justice, Excellence and Stewardship hold all of us to the highest standards, and we commit ourselves to the service this demands on a daily basis.

One thing I find unique about UGF is the Corps of Discovery program for freshman students.  Beginning the next step of your life takes more than book work – the Corps of Discovery is a journey to help you realize your lifelong dreams and potential, and your place in serving the world.

We can also help you create your own Montana adventure!

There is so much more to the University of Great Falls and I encourage you to schedule a visit soon to see how your life can grow in our community.

God Bless,

Tony Aretz, President



Dr. Tony Aretz, University President

Dr. Tony Aretz



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