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Office of the President

Under his leadership, Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., seeks to strengthen every dimension of the Holy Cross experience to ensure we continue to provide the very finest in undergraduate, liberal arts education. 

Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., assumed office as the 32nd president of Holy Cross in January 2012.

Fr. Boroughs is dedicated to ensuring that Holy Cross is still committed to the same Jesuit tradition that enlivened the campus in its earliest days. In a time of unprecedented opportunities and challenges, the need for a Holy Cross liberal arts education — the kind that develops mind, body, spirit, and community — has never been more essential.

To attain new standards of excellence, Fr. Boroughs is presiding over numerous ambitious initiatives. These include:

  • maintaining a robust financial aid program that meets the full demonstrated financial need of accepted students
  • recruiting students from across a wider cultural, geographic and economic spectrum
  • strengthening academic offerings, teaching and learning
  • developing programming to help students become thoughtful leaders and responsible global citizens
  • increasing opportunities for faith formation, reflection and discernment and
  • making our athletic teams more competitive while enhancing health and wellness programming cross campus.

Fr. Boroughs has launched "Become More: Campaign for the Future of Holy Cross," a $400 million comprehensive campaign. The campaign fundraising efforts have resulted in the launches of the J.D. Power Center for Liberal Arts in the World and the Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics and Society. Building projects include the construction and opening of the $22 million Thomas P. Joyce '59 Contemplative Center, $95 million Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex and the groundbreaking of a $30 million renovation and expansion of the College's recreation and wellness centers. The groundbreaking for a center for the arts and creativity is anticipated in 2019.

During his tenure, Holy Cross has increasingly been recognized not only as the premier Catholic college, but as one of the very best liberal arts colleges in the nation.