University of Holy Cross


Gerry Keenan, PA-C,  Professor and Director of Physician Assistant Studies and David M. “Buck” Landry, PhD, President


The University of Holy Cross encourages students to do good and to do well.

The fully-accredited Catholic university, which serves more than 1,200 students with over 154 faculty members spread across more than 50 graduate and undergraduate programs, was founded in 1916. The Marianites, the founding order of Holy Cross, believed that it is the commitment of the University to enlighten the “whole person”—to ensure that their students were educated in their hearts and their minds, carrying the goodness of their education out into the community around them.

Thanks to their smaller class sizes, students receive more personal attention from a team of professionals across the university, which fosters an environment of collaboration, entrepreneurship and excellence. Students are encouraged to explore their spiritual values and expand their knowledge and skills through both classwork and service opportunities.

The university is also launching a new program for Fall 2019: The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. The demanding course of study will produce medical practitioners who deliver exceptional healthcare in a complex and evolving healthcare system. The (PA) program allows the university to build on the robust platforms provided by its distinctive programs in Nursing, Health Sciences, Business, Education and Counseling.

But the student body’s expansion isn’t only in their minds. Thanks to an influx of students, the University is expanding its campus this fall with the addition of a newly-finished residence hall on campus that will house both local and out-of-state students. The hall will accommodate up to 150 students when fully occupied and is the first university residence hall on the West Bank.


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