As we begin this new academic year, Silver Lake College of the Holy Family celebrates its 80th anniversary. This is a significant milestone for the College, and as I begin my third year as President I am keenly aware of the importance of this moment for this very special place.
The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity set in motion decades ago a dream to begin a college to educate the women from their community to serve the Church and the world. Today at Silver Lake College, students and families discover an institution of higher education committed to the founding mission of educating the whole person—mind, body and spirit.
At the heart of our work is a commitment to solid academics, professional and leadership development, and providing our students the opportunity to grow spiritually, culturally and personally. We are preparing students for successful lives in the 21st century. Our students are armed as lifelong learners to adapt to an ever changing professional landscape.
Through a process of listening and collaboration, the College community, with the endorsement of the Board of Directors, launched a plan entitled “Foundations for the Future.” This plan is intended to guide the direction of the College over the next three to five years. I would like to highlight from the plan one of the strategic directions the College will be taking during the coming months and years—the Work College Model.