Allison Park, Pennsylvania | Founded in 1963
La Roche University was founded by the Sisters as an independent, private, Catholic college for religious Sisters. By 1965, the college admitted its first lay students and conferred degrees on its first six graduates, all members of the Sisters of Divine Providence. By 1969, male students were admitted to the college, and beginning in 1993, the Pacem In Terris program brought students from many countries, mostly developing regions and conflicted regions of the world.
From its scenic 40-acre campus in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche reaches out to students from the United States and other nations, offering the promise of more fruitful lives for individuals and the hope of a better world for us all. One thing that has remained constant throughout its history is the spirit that animates the institution. It is the same spirit that has animated the Congregation of Divine Providence since its foundation 150 years ago. It is that spirit which will lead La Roche University for many decades to come. Sister Candace Introcaso is the current president of La Roche University.