On behalf of the students, faculty, administration, and staff of John Carroll, I welcome you to the University. I believe you are about to discover a warm and supportive community. I pray that it will provide you with what you need during your educational adventure.

John Carroll exists to serve you. Our purpose is to assist you in realizing your promise in every dimension of your life. Our mission statement says that this University is “dedicated to developing women and men with the knowledge and character to lead and to serve.” I will do my utmost to ensure that we give you the skills, experiences, information, guidance, and care sufficient for you to graduate possessing the knowledge and character to fulfill the promise of leading and serving.

I congratulate you for being admitted and for enrolling. You are poised on the threshold of becoming a member of a distinguished body. To be a graduate of John Carroll is unquestionably a distinction. To earn a degree from a Jesuit institution is a mark of excellence throughout the world.

You will find at this University an educational environment carefully created to be conducive to the development of the whole person. This institution’s emphasis on cura personalis, Latin for “care for the person,” has been central in the formation of our identity and reputation. We give equal emphasis to building community, to working hard and joyfully together to achieve our common goals.

Since 1886, John Carroll University has educated students to become people of vision, hope, and responsibility, to become people who lead and serve. We are pleased that you have entrusted yourself to our community. We are grateful for your presence and committed to being worthy of your choice. Do well!


Rev. Robert L. Niehoff, S.J.