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Holy Cross Creates New Office of Parent and Family Engagement

The recently launched office will build on the College’s existing partnerships with families, further enhancing the student experience

04/05/22 by

Holy Cross has long embraced families as important members of the College community, especially for their key role in student success. With the launch of the College’s new Office of Parent and Family Engagement, Holy Cross is further strengthening this …

Holy Cross to Name Science Complex for Dr. Anthony Fauci ‘62

Fauci, a classics major, has led the nation’s response to health crises for nearly four decades

The Integrated Science Complex at College of the Holy Cross will be renamed this summer in honor of Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the college’s most prominent alumni, Holy Cross President Vincent D. Rougeau announced Monday. “Dr. Fauci vividly personifies …

Holy Cross Again a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars

The 2022 rankings by the Chronicle of Higher Education continue the College’s long history as a leading producer of student scholars

03/21/22 by

The College of the Holy Cross, once again, ranks as one of the premier institutions in the country when it comes to producing Fulbright students. 

Holy Cross to Establish Emergency and Opportunity Funds Through Landmark $11 Million Gift

A gift from Elizabeth and Robert McKay ‘55 will bolster scholarships, emergency student funding and experiential learning.

Longtime Holy Cross supporters Elizabeth “Liz” and Robert J. “Bob” McKay ’55 are donating $11 million to the College — including one of the largest estate bequest commitments in its history — to support financial aid-endowed scholarships, emergency funding for …

Acclaimed Writer and Physician Abraham Verghese to Deliver 2022 Holy Cross Commencement Address

Verghese and Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., Holy Cross’ 32nd president, will also receive honorary degrees

Acclaimed writer and physician Abraham Verghese will address this year’s graduates during the College of the Holy Cross Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 27, at 10:30 a.m. at the DCU Center in Worcester. This year’s commencement marks the College’s 176th …

WATCH: Holy Cross Faculty Experts Discuss Russia’s Attack on Ukraine

As the world watches and reacts to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a panel of Holy Cross professors and Russia experts discussed why it happened and where it leaves us now. After opening remarks, the panelists answered questions from the Holy Cross …

Helen W. Boucher ’86 Is First Woman Elected Chair of the Holy Cross Board of Trustees

A nationally respected infectious diseases physician and health care administrator, Boucher will begin the four-year term on July 1

Helen W. Boucher, M.D., FACP, FIDSA ’86, a nationally respected infectious diseases physician and health care administrator, has been elected as chair of the Holy Cross Board of Trustees effective July 1, 2022. A 1986 Holy Cross graduate who earned …

Ann Marie Leshkowich Appointed Interim Provost

The Holy Cross dean of faculty and professor of anthropology begins her tenure this summer

President Vincent Rougeau announced this week that Ann Marie Leshkowich, the College’s dean of faculty and a professor of anthropology, will assume the role of interim provost, effective July 1. Leshkowich will fill this position as the College conducts a …

From Holy Cross to America’s Freedom Church: How Rev. Dr. John Vaughn ’82’s Path Led to the Spiritual Home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Vaughn talks about his role helping shepherd the 6,000-strong congregation of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Ask Rev. Dr. John Vaughn ’82 and he’ll tell you himself: “I do not fit the stereotype of when people think of the traditional Black pastor.” From his youth, when he worshipped at the First Baptist Church of Worcester, Rev. …

ESPN Interviews Holy Cross Economics Professor About Dilemma Facing Chinese-endorsed NBA Stars


In recent years, high-profile NBA players have been praised for using their voices for social change, but now 17 current players are being scrutinized for their lucrative endorsement deals with Chinese companies accused of using forced labor, in region where …

Holy Cross Is Again Ranked a National Leader in Study Abroad

Institute of International Education

College of the Holy Cross students are leading the way when it comes to studying abroad, with the College ranked No. 1 among baccalaureate institutions in the U.S. for long-term study abroad programs. According to the Institute of International Education …

Holy Cross Joins QuestBridge for National Admissions Recruitment Partnership

Nonprofit program to help attract high-achieving, low-income students

The College of the Holy Cross announced today that it has accepted an invitation to become a QuestBridge partner college, joining a small and distinguished group of peer institutions who are committed to enrolling high-achieving students from low-income families. Holy …

2021 at Holy Cross: A Year in Stories

The College welcomed new President Vincent Rougeau, kickstarted a campaign to raise funds for need-based financial aid, was recognized for its sustainability-related policies, practices and programs, and much more

As 2021 comes to a close, we look back at the major stories and milestones from the past year at Holy Cross.

Holy Cross Names Kit Hughes as New Athletics Director

New Crusaders leader comes to Worcester from Division 1 Bowling Green State University

College of the Holy Cross President Vincent D. Rougeau announced Monday that the College has hired Christopher ‘Kit’ Hughes, an experienced athletics administrator and former student-athlete as its new director of intercollegiate athletics. Hughes, 42, is currently the deputy athletic …

Holy Cross Names Tomicka Wagstaff as New Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Key administrative role provides leadership and strategic direction for the College’s efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion

College of the Holy Cross announced Wednesday it has hired Tomicka Wagstaff, an experienced leader in the field, as its new vice provost for diversity, equity and inclusion. Wagstaff, who currently serves as assistant vice president for student access and …

NBA’s Kate Jhaveri ’95 Talks Leadership, Careers at 16th Annual Women in Business Conference

The conference featured energizing speakers, breakout discussions and live networking opportunities hosted virtually and on campus

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Kate Jhaveri ’95, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of the NBA, has always loved team sports. Rowing alongside her teammates at Holy Cross remains one of her favorite memories from her time on The Hill. It also inspires …

WATCH: President Rougeau leads discussion on U.S. politics and the Catholic Church

President, New York Times columnist and Commonweal editor discuss the role and future of the church in America

What has American politics done to the Catholic Church? Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau led a discussion on Nov. 16 in Rehm Library on campus to consider that question. Joining him were Ross Douthat, a columnist for the New York …

Holy Cross English Professor Talks Ethnic Cultures and Diversity in Comic Books With Marvel


In anticipation of the upcoming release of “Marvel’s Voices: Comunidades,” Marvel Comics sat down with Jorge Santos, associate professor of English at Holy Cross, to discuss the new series and its impact on the representation of Latinx in comics and …

Boston Globe Reviews Cantor Art Gallery Exhibit Featuring Works by Elizabeth Catlett

Catlett's work is "as pertinent today as it was when she started," the newspaper says

The Boston Globe has nothing but praise for the latest exhibit in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross, “The Art of Elizabeth Catlett from the Collection of Samella Lewis.” The exhibit, …

Four Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Professor

Educators in classics, physics, religious studies, and sociology and anthropology recognized for their scholarship.

Four Holy Cross faculty members have been promoted to the rank of professor this fall, in recognition of their scholarship, teaching, mentorship and service to the College.