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Message From the President

President's Message

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in La Roche University. My relationship with La Roche dates back more than two decades — I worked for the College from 1986-1991 before becoming a trustee in 2001 and president in 2004. The longer my tenure here, the better I come to know that La Roche is a special place that uniquely integrates liberal arts and professional education in creative ways.

La Roche is a Catholic institution of higher learning founded in 1963 and sponsored by the Sisters of Divine Providence. The mission of the University is reinforced by our tagline, Engaging Minds. Embracing the World., which describes the unique experience students find on our campus because of our commitment to quality education, our deep faith heritage and our social justice mission.

La Roche has students from 18 states, two territories and 35 countries. Our students might sit in class next to someone from New York or Nepal, or they might share lunch in our dining hall with someone from Baltimore or Bosnia. This interaction better prepares students for their future roles in our global economy, and we take great pride in preparing students to be responsible and compassionate global citizens.

 As a Sister of Divine Providence, it has been very gratifying for me to see the values that have so enriched my own life help our students find direction in theirs – and to see how our enduring principles can help us to find solutions to the challenges we face in today’s world.

La Roche has much to offer and I hope that after you have explored the website, you will visit the University in person. After touring campus and talking to faculty and staff, I am convinced you will want to be a part of the La Roche University community.

I am always interested in hearing the thoughts and perspectives of those with a connection to La Roche, as well as prospective students, parents, and faculty and I encourage you to direct your questions and insights to

Sister Candace Introcaso, CDP, Ph.D.