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A Message From OLLU President Tessa Martinez Pollack, PhD
The 2010 fall semester at Our Lady of the Lake
University is marked by momentum across the campus. We welcomed new and
returning undergraduate and and graduate students who represent the third
straight fall semester increase in enrollment. We are receiving volunteer
and philanthropic support unprecedented in OLLU history. Our mission and vision
are focused and their words are articulated each day through the lives of our
students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
On November 12, we will dedicate our Main Building
just two-and-a-half years after the fire of May 6, 2008. The project is on time
and on budget. The rebuilding process began the morning after the fire when our
Trustees led the OLLU campus community through a process that envisioned what
Main Building could be for future students. I am pleased to report that
Main will have more technology and increased social spaces within the context
of a modern building that reflects its historic features.
Destructive as the fire was, it was an awakening to us and to our city about how valued Our Lady of the Lake University is educationally, historically and architecturally. All eyes are on us. There is great hope for us. And, we have an opportunity to reflect back – to both those who know us and those who don’t – on all that we are, do and will be in the days, months and years ahead. It is a marvelous time for us and for Our Lady of the Lake University.
It is rare that organizations encounter opportunity as we have before us in the life of Our Lady of the Lake University. Let’s think strategically, work creatively and treasure all that Providence has gifted to us.
Students are invited to provide feedback at President@lake.ollusa.edu on instruction, administrative services, academic support programs and any aspect of our operations that are helping or hindering their success at our University.