Dean: Marcheta Evans, PhD

Welcome to the School of Professional Studies and the Worden School of Social Service (SPS/WSSS) at Our Lady of The Lake University (OLLU). 

Our mission as a Catholic university, sponsored by the Sisters of Divine Providence, is to ensure quality, innovative undergraduate and graduate learning experiences; to foster spiritual, personal, and professional growth; and to prepare students for success and continued service. More specifically, the mission of SPS/WSSS is to prepare our graduates to work with culturally and linguistically diverse persons within various professional contexts. We provide nationally accredited professional programs delivered by a faculty who are internationally known and actively engaged in scholarly and community directed activities. Students are offered opportunities for research, observation of professional practice, field experiences, service learning placements, practica, and internship experiences to enhance their preparation as future practitioners. Our academic curricula and support services reflect innovation, student-centeredness, and commitment to service as inspired by the Congregation of Divine Providence.

Our vision at OLLU is to be a community called to transform individuals as they discover their purpose in life. This vision is accomplished through having nationally recognized programs, outstanding faculty, expertise in the Mexican American culture, and having diverse graduates who lead and serve to improve the world. Our motto is:
To Grow, To Graduate, and To Lead!  This motto is operationalized in how we model our core values: community, integrity, trust, and service in our organizational culture.

SPS/WSSS has several outstanding facilities which include the
Harry Jersig Center, which provides clinical services in communication and learning disorders; the Community Counseling Center, which provides psychological counseling services for the community; and The Center for Sociological Practice which facilitates the application of the sociological perspective to problem solving. These facilities provide enriched student learning opportunities and provide real-world experience.

If you would like additional information regarding a specific degree program, please do not hesitate to contact one of our department chairs.

Also, my office is located at Moye 203. Please stop by to visit!

Dr. Marcheta P. Evans
Dean, School of Professional Studies and Worden School of Social Service
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Contact Us
School of Professional Studies and Worden School of Social Service
Moye Hall, Room 203
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.

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