St. Louis already has one pre-eminent research university — and it’s not the one located on Grand Boulevard.
Ken Olliff wants that to change.
“St. Louis needs two great research universities,” says the recently hired vice president for research at St. Louis University.
Olliff is in charge of SLU’s campaign to build itself into one of them, with the ultimate goal of positioning the soon-to-be 200-year-old institution as one of the world’s premier Jesuit research universities.
Step one: Double SLU’s research budget to $100 million over the next five years.