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As president of Austin College since 2009, I am very proud of the commitment to excellence of our students and faculty as we carry forth this institution’s reputation of academic excellence and its longstanding tradition of preparing the next generation of engaged global citizens and responsible leaders.
Austin College is a small liberal arts college where big things happen. Students and faculty engage in partnerships in learning that allow our students to become truly invested in their education. We focus on global awareness, and are proud of the fact that more than 70 percent of graduates of the last decade (and beyond) have studied internationally during their Austin College education. Our student body is a diverse one, but one that is welcoming and inclusive.
For more than 160 years, Austin College has maintained an unwavering commitment to the transformative power of education, not only for the individual but for our communities and our world. We are committed to the breadth of a liberal arts education and equipping students with the ability to think critically and problem solve and communicate effectively so that they can succeed today and in the rapidly changing world of the future.
Austin College has long had a place in Texas history, and we look back with pride at all that has been accomplished. At the same time, we move forward with purpose to prepare today’s—and tomorrow’s—students to discover their strengths and passions and develop those into lives of service and responsibility.
Our alumni are successful in many career fields and as active members of their communities. I am always pleased to meet Kangaroos around the globe—’Roo Nation is everywhere!
Welcome to Austin College.
Dr. Marjorie Hass
Austin College President