Stephanie Ward

Vice Provost for Vocation and Career Services

Stephanie G. Ward, Ph.D., is the Vice Provost for Vocation and Career Services, leading the Career and Professional Development Center at St. Mary’s University. She joined St. Mary’s in 2004 after completing her Ph.D. at the University of Houston and she has never looked back. Being a Rattler is in her blood and she believes it is a privilege to be here. During her time at St. Mary’s, Stephanie has served as the founding Director of the Greehey Scholars Program, Chair of the Management and Marketing Department, and Interim Dean of the Greheey School of Business.  While Stephanie believes it is an honor to have held those positions, her love is working directly with students to help them pursue a meaningful vocation while challenging them to reach beyond their expectations.  Being able to help a student exceed his/her potential is what drives her.

Before coming to St. Mary’s, Stephanie worked in the banking and insurance industries as an accountant and auditor before realizing her calling was education. She has also taught at the University of Houston, Texas Women’s University – Houston Campus, and Alvin Community College Prison Program.

When she isn’t at St. Mary’s, Stephanie can be found riding her bicycle, working with her San Antonio non-profit chapter of Ride for Reading SA, helping at her husband’s brewery, or in Minneapolis listening to their son, Zach, play his guitar.


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