In the last year, Holy Cross has experienced changes in nearly every area of the college, yet the commitment of the faculty, staff, and students to the founding mission of the college has remained strong. The president of the college, Father David Tyson, C.S.C. has taken bold steps to ensure the college’s future: making the budget the top priority, refocusing academics on a liberal arts curriculum in the Catholic intellectual tradition, and returning Holy Cross to its roots of preparing students for their next step, whether that is a career or transfer to a larger educational institution. These changes aren’t necessarily new ideas, but rather adaptations of the college’s traditional strengths to the current needs of students and faculty.
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“We will be less market driven than in the past, and we’ll play to our traditional strengths,” the Rev. David Tyson, the college’s new president, said in an interview. The focus will be on the college’s core mission of faith-based undergraduate education. “Our future is in our roots,” he said.
The Roman Catholic liberal arts college in South Bend says changes include suspending the computer science, gerontology and biotechnology programs because of low enrollments. The nearby University of Notre Dame also bought 75 acres of land from Holy Cross.