“Join with us, because you imagine what God has invited us to do on God’s behalf and on behalf of the world.”

The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, IX Bishop of Texas
Chair, Board of Trustees & Campaign Co-Chair
Forming Leaders At the Frontier Campaign Video
Message from Dean Kittredge

“As we invest in this one extraordinary place, Southwest will make an extraordinary difference in places around the world.”

The Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge
Dean and President, Seminary of the Southwest

Transformational Campaign Priorities

Forming Leaders at the Frontier identified three (3) transformational priorities to enable Southwest to lead the church into the next century. Southwest’s Board of Trustees, administration, and faculty fully support the $20,000,000 campaign to:

Southwest will create an enhanced library and classrooms in a teaching complex that will become the symbolic center for teaching, learning, and reflection. The three-floor, 24,000-square-foot library, will foster shared learning, contemplation, collaboration, and imagination.  The two-floor, 6,700-square-foot classroom building will include spacious classrooms, modernized to reflect advances in teaching and the collaborative learning style distinctive to Southwest.

Southwest is committed to graduating students with little or no student debt. By raising funds now to grow the scholarship endowment, we are planting the seeds of students’ and future leaders’ spiritual formation for generations to come.

Fulfilling our campaign, Southwest will have the very best facilities, and will be stronger financially. An expression of our Christian stewardship is our willingness to provide for those who will follow us. Through Forming Leaders at the Frontier, we will ensure a healthy long term fiscal environment by committing a portion of the funds secured to essential debt reduction.
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Library Learning Commons
Southwest will create an enhanced library and classrooms in a teaching complex that will become the the crucible for teaching, learning, and reflection. Here, students will engage scripture, tradition, and reason, translating the gospel into words and action. The teaching complex will physically express Bishop John Hines’ vision of a seminary in conversation with the world, connecting study and ministry, tradition and culture.
New Classrooms
The two-floor, 6,700-square-foot classroom building will include rooms spacious enough to accommodate our students and will be modernized to reflect advances in pedagogy and the collaborative learning style distinctive to Southwest.
New Library Entrance
The three-floor, 24,000-square-foot library, will be transformed to foster shared learning, contemplation, collaboration, and imagination; natural light will fill the space, glass will invite views of the trees, outdoor spaces will remind students of their calling to the outside world, and neighbors will be welcomed into hospitable spaces. New study spaces, conference rooms, and audio and video recording studios will be added to reflect advances in pedagogy. There will be space to browse books, consult library staff, and access information in virtual modes.
Enhanced Learning Chapel
The Learning Chapel, overlooks the new courtyard, will be used by students for their liturgical practicum, for preaching class, and, when classes are not in session, as a place for contemplation and prayer.
New Triangle Courtyard
Southwest is committed to graduating students with little or no student debt. Considerable financial aid makes it possible for talented and deserving students to attend Southwest and be formed as leaders. Yet our scholarship endowment is insufficient to fully support our enrollment and our projected growth. For Southwest to prepare the leaders of tomorrow, it is vital to provide a stable source of support for our students. By raising funds now for the scholarship endowment, we are planting the seeds for continued spiritual formation at Southwest for generations to come.
Street View
Fulfilling our campaign, Southwest will have the very best facilities, and will be stronger financially. An expression of our Christian stewardship is our willingness to provide for those who will follow us. Through FORMING LEADERS AT THE FRONTIER, we will ensure a healthy longterm fiscal environment by committing a portion of the funds secured to essential debt reduction.

“Seminary of the Southwest is the type of thriving center The Episcopal Church needs. It represents the forefront of theological education and continues to create the academic and formational models that will train our priests and lay leaders to grow our church well into the 21st century. The Jesus Movement is alive and well in Austin, Texas!”

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Campaign Honorary Chairman
Presiding Bishop and Primate, The Episcopal Church