Lawrence DiPaolo, Jr., Ph.D.
Vice President for
Welcome to the Office of Academic Affairs at Neumann University, where we are transforming the world one mind, and one heart, at a time. We hope that you will join with us for the journey of a lifetime.
At Neumann you will find an approach to learning which is characteristically Franciscan and uniquely personal. Here you will discover that knowledge is not an end in itself, but rather a means to an end. Learning at Neumann is a personal pilgrimage which will lead you to a deepening capacity for self-reflection and a genuine commitment to service.
As a Catholic institution of higher education in the Franciscan tradition, Neumann’s mission is a distinctive one. At the conclusion of your studies you will leave this holy hill with certain habits of the mind and heart, among them: a capacity for attention shaped by thought as much as prayer; a rich interior life; humility; discernment; forgiveness; reverence for God, persons and the created world; self-sacrifice; and rigorous moral reasoning.
All of these outcomes are rooted in our core values, known campus wide by the acronym RISES, for respect and reverence, integrity, service, excellence, and stewardship.
At Neumann University you will find that these distinctive features of the Franciscan tradition are gifts to be shared. You will see that our community is one that supports and embraces transformational and practice-oriented learning and academic excellence as goals for all of our students.
We offer a wide array of excellent graduate and undergraduate degrees within the Arts and Sciences, as well as highly regarded degree programs within our integrated professional divisions: Education and Human Services, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Business and Information Systems. Neumann was among the very first colleges in the Delaware Valley to offer adult accelerated degree programs through our CAPS Division (Continuing Adult and Professional Studies), which has graduated hundreds of successful adult learners since 1974.
We invite you to explore Neumann University, and to become a part of our community of learners.
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