Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio

Higher Education. Higher Purpose.

San Antonio, TX   |  WWW.OLLUSA.EDU

Mission

THE MISSION OF OLLU, AN INDEPENDENT, CATHOLIC INSTITUTION SPONSORED BY THE CONGREGATION OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE, IS TO PROVIDE EXCELLENT TEACHING THROUGH TRADITIONAL AND INNOVATIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, TO DEVELOP ITS DIVERSE, INTERCULTURAL STUDENT BODIES IN CHRISTIAN, PERSON-CENTERED LEARNING COMMUNITIES, AND TO GRADUATE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE COMPETENT AND COMMITTED TO SERVICE

Ruling year info

2000

President

Diane Melby

Main address

411 SW 24TH Street

San Antonio, TX 78207 USA

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EIN

74-1109631

NTEE code info

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

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College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is the center piece of Our Lady of the Lake University's liberal arts and sciences education mission. All undergraduate students take courses offered through the college as part of their general education requirements. Employers continue to report that they are seeking OLLU graduates for the global market because our graduates possess a solid work ethic and strong moral values. These skills and values allow them to become ethical decision makers and servant leaders in companies, nonprofit organizations, graduate school, and their communities.

Students who major in the programs offered through CAS are preparing for 21st century careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), healthcare, scientific research, education, government, nonprofits, law, media and the performing arts.

Population(s) Served

The School of Business and Leadership (SBL) is home to Our Lady of the Lake University's programs in accounting, business, cyber security, finance, healthcare administration, human resources management, leadership, management and marketing.

The business programs are nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). In addition, OLLU is part of the SAP® University Alliance program, an initiative that brings SAP (Systems Applications and Products) software, knowledge and skills into university classrooms around the world. Students learn how to apply the latest technology in a business context, integrate business strategy and processes and put information technology theory into practice. OLLU is the only local university that is part of the SAP program, giving OLLU graduates a competitive edge with prospective employers.

Population(s) Served

The College of Professional Studies (CPS) is home to OLLU's premier community-service oriented programs in criminology, education, psychology social work and communication disorders. Hands-on learning is the focus in all of the degree programs with practica, internships and student-teaching built into the curriculum.

Two University-operated clinics - the Harry Jersig Speech-Language-Hearing Center and the Community Counseling Service give students the opportunity to work with real clients from the community in settings supervised by faculty.

All of the programs in the College of Professional Studies prepare students to be culturally sensitive and offer optional bilingual/bicultural certification.

Population(s) Served

Housed in the College of Professional Studies, the Worden School of Social Service is home to Our Lady of the Lake University's social work programs. As the first school of social work in Texas, established more than 75 years ago, OLLU has set the standards for social work education and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Degrees are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Sensitivity to cultural and ethnic differences is integral to the Worden School's mission and commitment to working with at-risk populations, with special emphasis on Hispanic children and families. At the undergraduate level, students can earn a biliterate (English-Spanish) certificate with the BSW and/or a certificate in Violence Prevention and Intervention. At the MSW level, students acquire skills and knowledge for specialized intervention in direct practice, with special emphasis on Hispanic children and families.

The Worden School is often recognized for excellence in educating the country's social workers. Most recently, the Worden School won the Outstanding Commitment to Excellence and Innovation in Distance Learning by a 4-Year Higher Education Organization presented by Texas Distance Learning Association, which was awarded in April 2015.

Population(s) Served

Housed in the College of Professional Studies, the Elizabeth Carrow Woolfolk and Robert M. Woolfolk School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) is home to the university's programs in speech-language pathology. Established in 2017, the Woolfolk School is named for Dr. Elizabeth Carrow Woolfolk, OLLU alumna and internationally recognized scholar in the field of communication sciences, and her husband Robert M. Woolfolk.
OLLU established the first program in communication disorders in South Texas more than 60 years ago and was the first institution in the state to combine professional training with clinical service with the creation of the Harry Jersig Speech-Language-Hearing Center.
The Woolfolk School offers bachelor's and master's degrees in communication sciences and disorders as well as a post-baccalaureate leveling program.
OLLU's graduate training program is accredited in Speech-Language Pathology by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Motivated and guided by Catholic values and the heritage of the university’s founders, the Congregation of Divine Providence, Our Lady of the Lake University is a community that seeks to transform individuals as they discover their purpose in life.
The university aspires to be nationally recognized for our distinctive programs, our expertise in Mexican American culture, and our graduates, a diverse group of accomplished men and women who lead and serve with faith and wisdom to improve the world.

OLLU’s Board of Trustees approved the following plan on January 29, 2009, as a guide for the university to continue to grow and improve in the future.

Goal 1: Improve the quality of programs and support services
Goal 2: Increase engagement in learning, work, and service
Goal 3 : Expand, initiate, and modify academic programs to meet local and regional needs
Goal 4: Enhance facilities and technology to improve learning
Goal 5: Develop a long-term comprehensive financial plan that guides institutional progress

Financials

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Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio

Board of directors
as of 04/20/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Paul Olivier


Board co-chair

George Person

Person, Mohrer, Morales, Boddy, Garcia, & Gutierrez, P.L.L.C.

Term: 2019 -