History and Values
Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) has had a presence in the Rio Grande Valley for more than a decade.
Decade in the Valley
Valley area school districts asked OLLU administrators to bring the PhD in leadership studies program to their employees who needed terminal degrees. OLLU first began offering doctoral classes on the campus of Texas State Technical College in Harlingen.
The La Feria Independent School District invited OLLU to move its operations in the Valley to a facility owned by the district. With the move, OLLU expanded offerings in the Valley to include bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
The City of La Feria completed construction on the La Feria Technology and Success Center and OLLU moved its campus to the new, state-of-the-art education facility. OLLU-RGV is the only Catholic university in the Valley.
OLLU Core Values are Community, Integrity, Trust and Service. OLLU’s presence in the Valley is built on these values and the heritage of the Sisters of Divine Providence, the university’s founders, who call us to provide education where it is needed. The Valley needed more educational options for busy, working adults. OLLU-RGV’s weekend, evening, hybrid and online degrees offer the flexibility needed to complete a degree while balancing work, family and school.