and thank you for your interest in La Roche College. My relationship with La
Roche dates back more than two decades — I worked for the College from
1986-1991 before becoming a trustee in 2001 and president in 2004. The longer
my tenure here, the better I come to know that La Roche is a special place that
uniquely integrates liberal arts and professional education in creative ways.
La Roche is a Catholic institution of higher
learning founded in 1963 and sponsored by the Sisters of Divine Providence. The
mission of the College is reinforced by our tagline, Engaging Minds. Embracing the World., which describes the unique
experience students find on our campus because of our commitment to quality
education, our deep faith heritage and our social justice mission.
La Roche has students from 18 states, two
territories and 35 countries. Our students might sit in class next to someone
from New York or Nepal, or they might share lunch in our dining hall with
someone from Baltimore or Bosnia. This interaction better prepares students for
their future roles in our global economy, and we take great pride in preparing
students to be responsible and compassionate global citizens.
As a Sister of Divine Providence, it has been
very gratifying for me to see the values that have so enriched my own life help
our students find direction in theirs – and to see how our enduring principles
can help us to find solutions to the challenges we face in today’s world.
La Roche has much to offer and I hope that
after you have explored the website, you will visit the College in person.
After touring campus and talking to faculty and staff, I am convinced you will
want to be a part of the La Roche College community.
I am always interested in hearing the thoughts
and perspectives of those with a connection to La Roche, as well as prospective
students, parents, and faculty and I encourage you to direct your questions and
insights to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sister Candace Introcaso, CDP, Ph.D.