president's message

Welcome to the University of Great Falls, our University!


It is with great pride and hope that I have joined the University of Great Falls community.  As a graduate of the school, I am fully aware of how well served I have been by the foundation I received while a student here. Returning at this time allows me to engage in the process that is planned to continue our proud history into a strong and bright future.


A Catholic university, a part of Providence Health and Services which is sponsored by Providence Ministries, the University is an expression of the teaching mission of Jesus providing students with an opportunity to obtain a liberal arts education for living and making a living. We are committed to helping our students become values based graduates who have found their voices and are ready to enter society as leaders with courage and compassionate hearts.


As an institution of learning it is our responsibility to provide a forum that calls for open minds and open hearts, and allows for exploration of facts and understandings that lead to a readiness for the world that continues to emerge and build on the past into an exciting futureā€¦a future where UGF graduates will respond to their calls to serve and to lead.


Each member of our community is valued and considered important. We strive to live our understanding that all are created equal and that all are welcome. Our core values of Respect, Compassion, Justice, Excellence and Stewardship hold us to high standards, and we commit ourselves to the work that this demands on a daily basis.


It is my hope that you, a current student, a valued alumnus or a community supporter will find yourself welcome in our community.  Together we can build a world enhanced by our collaboration and mutual efforts.   


In Providence,

Sr. Lucille Dean
University of Great Falls



Lucille Dean, SP



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