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From the President's Desk

August 14 , 2014



Welcome to Our Lady of Holy Cross College.

As OLHCC approaches its centennial, there is much to celebrate. We offer leading academic programs in Nursing, Counseling, Education and many other disciplines. We're working to establish our second doctoral program in Education. Our graduates-4,500 strong-distinguish themselves as top-notch professionals throughout the region. We have new academic programs and innovative ways to learn in the works.

As President of Our Lady of Holy Cross College, I invite you to take a closer look at our institution. Check out our academic programs and come visit our campus. We look forward to welcoming you as a student, parent, supporter or friend.

David M. "Buck" Landry, PhD
President, Our Lady of Holy Cross College

About Dr. Landry

Dr. Landry was named 18th President of Our Lady of Holy Cross College on Aug. 6, 2014. As a former member of the college's Board of Regents, he brings to this leadership position a firm working knowledge of OLHCC and its programs.

Dr. Landry's employment history is diverse and far-reaching. He worked in academia at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) in Hattiesburg, Miss., and Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La. At USM he began an American Studies Program and was Assistant to the Dean of Liberal Arts. At Nicholls, Dr. Landry was head of the Department of Government where he started the Criminal Justice Program and Legal Assistant Studies Program.

Dr. Landry earned his Ph.D. with a concentration in International Affairs from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., his Master's from American University in Washington, DC, and a Bachelor
of Arts from Tulane University in New Orleans. After receiving his Master's from American University, he served three years in the US Army and attained the rank of Captain. Dr. Landry received the Bronze Star while serving in Vietnam.

"Dr. Landry has been associated with the Family of Holy Cross for many years. He brings a generous spirit and a desire to educate the whole person in an environment of service," stated Sr. Ann Lacour, MSC, Chair of the Members.