St. Gregory's University
1900 W. MacArthur Street
Shawnee OK 74804
Tax Exempt Status Exempt-Other
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
St. Gregory's University
Mission Statement

St. Gregory's University promotes the education of the whole person in the context of a Christian community in which students are encouraged to develop a love of learning and to live lives of balance, generosity and integrity.

Benedictine Hall, St. Gregory's University
Contact Information
Contact Name Jim York
Contact email
Address 1900 W. MacArthur Street
Shawnee, OK 74804
Phone (405) 878-5100
Fax 405-878-5198
County Pottawatomie County
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card
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Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Mailing a check, phone donations to 878-5154, online, and in-kind donations are all accepted.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $10,254,559.00
Projected Expenses $13,118,504.00
History and Background
Former Names
St. Gregory's College1997
Year Founded 1946
IRS Ruling Year 1946

St. Gregory's University promotes the education of the whole person in the context of a Christian community in which students are encouraged to develop a love of learning and to live lives of balance, generosity and integrity.

Background In October of 1875, two French Benedictine monks made their way into what was then known as Indian Territory. They were driven by a desire to serve humanity by dedicating themselves to the education of and ministry to the Native American peoples and other settlers in the region. Building upon the Catholic tradition of excellence in education and the ideals of hospitality, respect, community, learning and service articulated by St. Benedict of Nursia in his Rule for Monasteries some fifteen centuries earlier, Father Isidore Robot, O.S.B., and Brother Dominic Lambert, O.S.B., planted the seeds for Oklahoma’s oldest institution of higher learning. Since that time, the efforts of our founders have developed into St. Gregory’s University – an innovative community of higher learning committed to meeting the needs of our students and our rapidly changing world.

St. Gregory’s University announced in May 2016 the appointment of Dr. Michael A. Scaperlanda as the University’s 16th president. Scaperlanda has served the University of Oklahoma in various academic and administrative capacities since leaving the practice of law in 1989. He also has worked closely with St. Gregory’s over the last seven years as a member of the Board of Directors, Vice Chair of the Board and most recently assisting President Emeritus D. Gregory Main in creating St. Gregory’s bold strategic plan – Vision For Our Next Century.  

Exceeding expectations, St. Gregory's University experienced a thirty-one percent (31%) growth in new students for the Fall Semester of 2016 as compared to the Fall Semester of 2015.

St. Gregory's will continue to grow strategically as prospective students become aware of the benefits of a St. Gregory's education - employability upon graduation; transferable skills providing vertical and horizontal job mobility; and a framework for leading a joy-filled life in service to others.

St. Gregory’s University announced that its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program has been granted full accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The accreditation is retroactive to October 15, 2015. 
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
Oklahoma - Statewide
Description Students in the College of Arts and Sciences are provided with a solid foundation in the liberal arts through a common core curriculum, the heart of which is the four-semester “Tradition and Conversation” program, which offers students the opportunity to engage some of the greatest minds and discuss some of most influential texts of the Western and Catholic intellectual traditions in a seminar format.
Population Served General/Unspecified US& International
Description The College for Working Adults is located in two cities – Shawnee and Tulsa – and offers evening degree programs at the associates, bachelors and masters levels. It is an accelerated, year-round program.
Population Served Adults US Adults
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Michael Scaperlanda
Start Date May 2016

Scaperlanda has served the University of Oklahoma (OU) in various academic and administrative capacities since leaving the practice of law in 1989. He holds the Gene and Elaine Edwards Family Chair in Law and is a Professor of Law at the OU College of Law. He brings a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience in higher education, having undertaken numerous leadership roles at the OU’s College of Law.

A nationally known scholar in Immigration Law and in Catholic Legal Theory, Scaperlanda’s books include Immigration Law: A Primerand Recovering Self-Evident Truths: Catholic Perspectives on American Law. He co-authored The Journey: A Guide for the Modern Pilgrim with his wife, the award winning author, María Ruiz Scaperlanda.

In addition to his service on St. Gregory’s Board, Scaperlanda serves as a Scholar Participant in the Fr. Stanley Rother Hispanic Cultural Institute of Oklahoma City and Norman, and teaches in OU’s Visions of America Summer Institute for high school teachers and OU’s Warrior-Scholar Project for veterans enrolling in college. He is a past member of the Oklahoma Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights and the Oklahoma Bar Association's Legal Ethics Committee.

A graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, Scaperlanda clerked for the Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court and practiced law for four years in Washington, D.C. and Austin, Texas prior to joining the faculty at the OU College of Law.

Senior Staff
Susan BarnesDean of Nursing
Paul CarneyDean of Admissions
Ron DiggsVice President for Finance and Administration
April DunsworthController
Joe FleckingerSpecial Assistant to the President
Richard MelocheVice President of Academic Affairs
Number of Full-time Staff 130
Number of Part-time Staff 164
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 0
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? No
Management reports to board? Yes
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
External Assessments and Accreditations
North Central Association of Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement - Accreditation1997
Top 21 Catholic Colleges in the United StatesCardinal Newman Society2012
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Comments on Staff & Management
Foundation Staff Comments As a faith-based university, St. Gregory's University is exempt from registering with the Oklahoma Secretary of State.
Board Chair
Name Rev. Donald Wolf
Company Affiliation St. Benedict Church
Term Oct 2010 to Oct 2017
Board of Directors
List Current as of Oct 25, 2016
Board of Directors List
Rev. Nicholas Ast O.S.B.
John A. Barrett
Catherine Belden
Teresa Brekke Community VolunteerVoting
Most Rev. Paul Coakley Archdiocese of Oklahoma CityExofficio
Rev. Boniface T. Copelin OSBSt. Gregory's AbbeyVoting
Honorable Tom R. Cornish
Bob Dolan RetiredVoting
Br. Benet Exton OSBSt. Gregory's AbbeyVoting
Honorable Robert H. Henry Oklahoma City University
Most Rev. David Konderla Voting
Ray Lees Commercial Law GroupVoting
James H. Milligan James H. Milligan Enterprises
David Nicklas Harrison Discount PharmacyVoting
Michael Scaperlanda University of OklahomaVoting
Alan Staab Voskuhl-Staab Charitable FoundationVoting
Rt. Rev. Lawrence Stasyszen OSBSt. Gregory's AbbeyVoting
Robert Sullivan
Most Rev. Anthony Taylor Diocese of Little RockExofficio
D Wayne Trousdale
Rev. Adrian Vorderlandwehr OSBSt. Gregory's AbbeyVoting
Governor David Walters
Rev. Donald Wolf St. Benedict ChurchVoting
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 20
Female 2
Standing Committees
Academic Affairs
Board Development / Board Orientation
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Student Affairs
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2016-June 30, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $10,254,559
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $13,118,504
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Revenue$11,812,780$14,273,009$12,759,979
Total Expenses$13,758,376$14,333,011$13,689,537
Revenue Less Expenses($1,945,596)($60,002)($929,558)
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$82,201$1,617,570$1,435,804
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,341,495$1,228,391($257,170)
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$9,729,464$10,491,337$9,917,533
Administration Expense$3,751,420$3,657,224$3,430,380
Fundraising Expense$277,492$184,450$341,624
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.861.000.93
Program Expense/Total Expenses71%73%72%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue12%4%7%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$17,949,990$18,604,098$15,764,711
Current Assets$636,899$772,276$1,112,111
Long-Term Liabilities$4,280,449$2,061,345$530,000
Current Liabilities$1,723,985$2,651,601$1,283,557
Total Net Assets$11,945,556$13,891,152$13,951,154
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.370.290.87
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets24%11%3%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $7,606,085Earned Revenue $7,827,394Earned Revenue $7,422,571
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations & Corporations $2,323,211Foundations & Corporations $3,107,167Foundations & Corporations $3,383,521
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $1,341,495Govt - Fed $1,617,570Govt - Fed $1,435,804
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements. 2015 Form 990 is available, however, 2015 audit is pending at this time. 
Address 1900 W. MacArthur Street
Shawnee, OK 74804
Primary Phone 405 878-5100
Contact Email
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Give to Endowment
CEO/Executive Director Michael Scaperlanda
Board Chair Rev. Donald Wolf
Board Chair Company Affiliation St. Benedict Church