Image of President Mary Ann Gawelek's photo with the seal and her name

Lourdes University is a vibrant, diverse, student-centered learning community. Guided by the vision and ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis, Lourdes provides a living and learning environment based on values and focused on creating a better world.

As a University grounded in the liberal arts, with application to professional studies, Lourdes prepares our graduates to be leaders of high integrity in their professions and communities. Lourdes alumni seek to heal those who suffer, teach those who search for knowledge and provide innovative leadership in business and non-profit sectors. Our alumni are global citizens working diligently to be a positive, creative force in the region and the world.

The Franciscan values of community, learning, reverence and service are integrated into all the faculty, staff and administration do to serve our students.  These values help make the Lourdes learning experience unique. By design, they create meaning of life and find answers to the big questions facing us as individuals and collectively.

Please enjoy our beautiful campus. On behalf of the Lourdes community I invite you to participate in our educational, artistic and athletic programs.  Most importantly, I encourage you to interact with our students and support their growth and development.


Mary Ann Gawelek, Ed.D.