Message from the President
As Louisiana’s leader in Catholic
healthcare higher education, Our lady of the Lake College has
provided the highest level of academic studies for more than 85
years. From low student to teacher ratios and above-average
licensure rates, to our campus involvement in service-learning
and civic engagement, every aspect of the College reflects
dedication to mission and quality.
The institution is at a new pinnacle
of national recognition. The commitment and selflessness of our
faculty and students is evidenced in the newly achieved Carnegie
Engaged Campus classification. Our faculty members are increasingly
sought for consultations, publications and presentations across the
country. And our student-centered culture strengthens as we advance
our vision of a more unified campus with the opening of two new
administrative buildings. We are a very diverse academic community,
poised for expansion and a strong run to our Centennial in 2023.
Whether you will be focusing in the
liberal arts, health sciences or nursing programs, we encourage our
students to reach for academic excellence and instill in them a
concern for the needs of society. Our general education curriculum
promotes a holistic approach to student growth and development while
also providing the knowledge necessary for pursuing career goals.
Currently Our lady of the Lake
College enrolls nearly 2000 students in programs such as master’s in
Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia, Physician Assistant Studies, and Health
Administration; bachelor’s in Nursing, Biology, Clinical Laboratory
Sciences, Health Sciences, Health Service Administration, and
Liberal Studies; and associate degrees in Arts and Sciences,
Physical Therapist Assisting, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory
Therapy Surgical Technology, and Nursing. As an integral part of
each of these programs the College seeks to advance a collegial
environment that promotes individual and collective social
responsibility within the concepts of community, democracy, social
justice, and the culture of life. Joining us means you will have
the opportunity to incorporate the Franciscan core values of
service, justice, reverence for all life, humility and joyfulness of
spirit into your life and career.
We think you will find an education
here to add dimensions to your life, open up your career
opportunities, and help you develop your fullest potential
for leadership and service. I hope you will investigate the unique
academic experiences Our lady of the Lake College can provide you.
Wishing you joy and success,
Sandra S. Harper, Ph.D.