Message from the President

Our university is more than a place to take courses and earn credits. It is a vibrant faith-based learning community where highly engaged students learn from and work with exceptional faculty, seasoned professionals, and leaders throughout our community. Your education will be enriched by a multitude of factors:  the interaction with your peers, your participation in incredible service-learning activities, and exposure to course work that will truly challenge you.  You have chosen to grow intellectually, professionally and spiritually in an authentic and hospitable Catholic, Franciscan community . . . and we believe you will find your time here to be truly life-changing.

Our faculty are much more than lecturers. I have observed how the small class sizes lead to the formation of lasting relationships between and among faculty and students. Faculty invest in their students’ academic and professional success. They challenge their students to succeed while supporting students’ efforts to do so. They understand the enduring value of professional preparation when it is experienced in the context of a broad liberal arts education. No matter which program area is your concentration, you will be immersed in a rich and relevant combination of rigorous coursework, real-life multidisciplinary simulations, and meaningful case studies, acquiring the competence and confidence to succeed in your chosen vocation.

Our goals for you are a reflection of the mission of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University. Your time with us will change your understanding of what it means to serve.  We hope you will find meaning in your experience here by embracing our Franciscan core values of service, reverence and love for life, joyfulness of spirit, humility and justice. As you immerse yourself in your classes, in student organizations and in the campus community, allow these core values to guide your decision-making, and allow our holistic approach to learning foster in you a sense of individual purpose.

Whether you are called to work within the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System or well beyond the borders of Louisiana, whether you choose a career that you always expected or choose to work in an area very different than what you imagined, you will have established a firm foundation upon which to build a successful, purposeful, and faith-filled future.  

I am glad that you have come to Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University. I look forward to meeting you!

Tina Holland, Ph.D.