President’s Welcome

President Colleen Hanycz taking a photo with students.

Since 1863, La Salle University, a Lasallian Catholic University, has educated students of great promise from all faiths, and all walks of life in the traditions of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.

As following scholars of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, we meet students where they are, and encourage, support, and challenge them to achieve beyond what their most ambitious dreams thought possible. Our rigorous, holistic education, steeped in the liberal arts and sciences and delivered by highly engaged faculty and staff, leads to lives of professional and personal success, and advancing the common good.

Throughout our 155 years, our Lasallian values, Catholic mission, quality education, and student-centered experience have never changed, and will never change. Yet what employers seek in graduates has changed dramatically, and so has the cost of a college degree.

As a result, families and students seek an education with greater identifiable value. They understandably place an emphasis on job placement and career outcomes as they prepare for a rapidly evolving workplace and jobs that don’t yet exist.

La Salle has taken bold steps to support them.

In fall 2017, our tuition was reset to 2008 levels to make a La Salle education—one already recognized nationally for its value—more affordable. And in fall 2018, incoming students will experience a re-envisioned core curriculum and master 12 institutional learning outcomes that exceed what the accreditation agencies require.

We are confident this potent combination will produce graduates who are creative, agile, resilient and ethically-centered. Graduates who are uniquely prepared to excel and change the world for the better of all—no matter what the day may bring, or where adventure leads them.

We hope you will join our community of diverse learners as a La Salle Explorer, and become the person you truly wish to be. I promise we will journey beside you every step of the way, on campus and far beyond.

Explorers are Never Lost.


Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D.