President’s Message

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Welcome to Niagara University. I am delighted that you have chosen to join our campus community, a very special place with outstanding academic programs, caring people and a living mission.

At Niagara, you will be immersed in a comprehensive learning environment that blends the best of a liberal arts and professional education, grounded in our values-based Catholic tradition.

Your professors, among the best you’ll find anywhere in the world, are wonderful scholars and teachers, dedicated to providing you with the types of experiences that prepare you for the life you want to lead after graduation. You will be challenged. You will accomplish things you never thought possible. All of us will walk side by side with you to make sure that you realize your potential, for that is the Niagara way.

You can take comfort in knowing that a degree from Niagara University is well-respected nationally and internationally. Students come to Niagara from around the globe, which adds to the cultural richness, international perspective and diversity of your academic experience. Additionally, our programs have continuously met or exceeded the highest standards of prestigious national and international accrediting agencies.

This catalog will guide you through the process of becoming a Niagaran and help you to get better acquainted with Niagara’s mission, academic programs, policies and other important information.

At Niagara, we draw our inspiration from St. Vincent de Paul, who was able to pool the good will and skills of his contemporaries to respond compassionately to people’s needs. Whatever your faith background is, a Niagara University education will ask you to open your heart and mind to the needs of others and to use your education to make a positive difference in the world.

I can assure you that from this day forward, Niagara University’s faculty and staff will do all that they can to help you accomplish your personal and professional goals. All that we ask in return is that you use your education to make a difference in the lives of others.

Again, I thank you for choosing Niagara University and welcome you to our community.

Kind regards,

James J. Maher, C.M.