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Sister Candace IntrocasoIn 2004, Sister Candace Introcaso became the University's seventh president. She has maintained the University’s global outlook while strengthening the focus on serving the needs of the Pittsburgh region.

Under Sister Candace’s leadership, La Roche has expanded its academic offerings, implemented improvements in campus facilities and attracted increased support from private individuals, foundations and government agencies.

The sale of the University’s West Campus between 2007 and 2009 prompted the move of all students, faculty and staff onto one main campus, the former East Campus. This paved the way for the plan to update the Wright Library. The lower level of the library now houses the University’s highly regarded Interior Design and Graphic Design programs.

In 2014, La Roche opened its renovated Outdoor Baierl Athletic Complex, which features an artificial turf field, a pavilion for concessions and restrooms, a press box and additional parking

In the summer of 2015, two major campus improvements were begun.The Square in the Zappala College Center was renovated to accommodate the changing needs of the University community and encourage optimum interaction among students, faculty and staff. Further updates to the University Center will occur over the next few years.

The University also began working on a major renovation effort of the Palumbo Science Center, built in 1980. The first phase, a modernization of a large lecture hall and classroom, was completed in November 2015. Additional upgrades are scheduled to include laboratories and offices space.