Our Lady of the Lake University – One Year Later
An update on OLLU’s progress since the May 6 fire that devastated Main Building

  • Enrollment rose one percent in the fall and three percent in the spring. This marked the first increase since 2002.
  • Current total enrollment is 2,467 students.
  • Enrollment breakdown: 1,477 undergraduates, 990 graduate students. Campuses are located in San Antonio, Houston, Rio Grande Valley and online.
  • In the two weeks after the fire, the OLLU Office of Admissions received 138 applications, a record for that time of year.
  • Donations increased 84 percent from the previous year.
  • There has been a 24 percent increase in donors.
  • The rebuilding campaign has raised $2.4 million through corporations, foundations, alumni and individuals.
  • Two of OLLU’s leading corporate citizens – Valero and AT&T – have stepped forward to publicly announce that they believe in OLLU’s vision and direction by providing the University with $1 million.
  • The gift from the Valero Energy Foundation – the charitable arm of Valero Energy Corporation – will go toward the rebuilding fund.
  • The AT&T Foundation – the philanthropic arm of AT&T – will announce on May 6, 2009, a grant that will support the university’s higher education initiatives.
  • Plans will be unveiled on May 6, 2009, for Main Building by Kell-Muñoz Architects and Bartlett Cocke General Contractors, including how they are preserving Main’s historic significance while creating a contemporary learning environment.
  • Main will become the front porch of the University.
  • Completion of Main is scheduled for fall 2010.
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