Under the leadership of President Diane Melby, EdD, Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) has doubled annual fundraising, distributed more than $1 million in emergency aid to students, built an $18 million residence hall, expanded online programs and acquired land to build a $7 million Center for Children and Family. When she assumed office in July 2015, Dr. Melby pledged to uphold and honor the charism of OLLU's founders, the Sisters of the Congregation of Divine Providence, while leading the university into a "new age." Having fulfilled her pledge, Dr. Melby announced on Thursday that she will retire on July 15, 2022.
OLLU ranks among the top 35 schools in the West South Central Region for Initial Teacher Certification Bachelor's Degrees in Education for 2021, according to educationdegree.com.
For his many years of distinguished service to OLLU, Board Chair Emeritus Roy Terracina will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters May 8.