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From the President's Desk

January 07 , 2014

Dr. Ronald J. Ambrosetti, Ph.D.



Dear Visitors to the Our Lady of Holy Cross College official website,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to this introduction to our New Orleans institution, which has been guided by the rich Marianite tradition since 1916.  That tradition is also the deeply scholastic foundation to the education of the mind and the heart, which is illustrated and detailed throughout these pages. 

Here, you will find information about our academic, student life, alumni, community involvement, worship and other programs.  You will notice that there is an emphasis on the quality of each---particularly the accessibility of our outstanding faculty and staff and the integration of the Marianite mission with our intellectual and practical resources.

Our Lady of Holy Cross College is where "today's horizons become tomorrow's environs"-and where each of you is invited to play a role as we prepare our students for the present and the future. We encourage you, by way of this site as well as a visit to campus,  to learn more about our community of people who care for individual students by assisting them in pursuing their dreams. 

I am extraordinarily excited to have joined the College.  And, like our students, I have come here filled with a vision of hope and lifelong learning.  Thank you for exploring and learning more about us.


Ronald J. Ambrosetti, Ph.D.


Effective July 1, Dr. Ambrosetti became the 17th President of Our Lady of Holy Cross College, bringing to us over 40 years of faculty and administrative experience in higher education.. Selected by a 13-member search committee representing students, faculty, staff, alumni, Marianite Sisters and members of the Board of Regents, the Baltimore native most recently served nine years as Provost and dean of the College at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York . Dr. Ambrosetti's background is detailed at Dr. Ronald J. Ambrosetti, Ph.D.


 We are servant leaders who inspire our students
to acknowledge their dreams.

Our Lady of Holy Cross College is committed to providing you with the best education possible. Feel free to contact our Admissions Office at 504.398.2175 or to learn about the combination of experiences that make Our Lady of Holy Cross College an exciting and dynamic college that may be an ideal match for your aspirations and dreams.