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Service is part of the very fabric of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University. Our Franciscan institution has been a leader in healthcare-related education in Louisiana for over 90 years and we value the opportunity to serve others "with joyfulness of spirit, and with humility and justice for all those entrusted to our care." These values are reflected by our board, leadership, faculty and staff.


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A Message from our President

You may think that as a university president...I have possessed a life-long love for education. Well, not so. As a young girl I constantly complained about school and its drudgery.  Nevertheless, my demanding mother, a first generation American of Japanese parents, took academic achievement very seriously. Her constant reply was, “School is work. Work is good. Now get to work!” As a point of honor, I obeyed.  It was not until later in life that I began to sincerely appreciate the real value of education.

Recent News

  • Class Of 2018 Grads

    FranU Physician Assistant Grads Earn 100% Certification Pass Rate

    Congratulations to the Physician Assistant May 2018 graduating class for their 100% pass rate on the PANCE national certifying exam. 

    The PANCE (Physician Assistant National Certification Exam), administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, demands the highest standards for clinical knowledge, clinical reasoning, medical skills and professional behavior. 

    The May 2018 cohort are all now certified Physician Assistant healthcare professionals, eligible to practice in any medical or surgical specialty. 


  • News

    Summer 2018 Honor Roll

    Congratulations to our students who made the Summer 2018 semester Deans’ and President’s lists for outstanding academic work.


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    FranU Receives $50K Grant from Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation to Develop Applied Behavior Analysis Certification Program

    FranU has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation to fund the start-up of a new certification program in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). This program is aimed at students interested in providing therapeutic support for patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) within community health and education settings.