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Prepared by the campus plan committee as a special report to the President


The President’s Message


The University


The Northeast Philadelphia Campus 4 Connecting and Supporting the Campus 6 Improving Community 8 Technology


A Sustainable Campus


Timeline: Campus Development


Timeline: Growth


Looking to the Future


University at a Glance 20

The President’s Message


mission is a calling and a vocation; it is a commission to propagate a ministry and serve a community. A legacy is a gift from the past, and a promise is a binding declaration and a vow of future commitment. What you will find in this document is the interaction of all three of these concepts through our past milestones and our future endeavors for Holy Family University. Fulfilling our mission as a university requires that we grow and change, as do the fields of human knowledge. The pace of institutional development is influenced by many factors, from the local economy to global events, but it is the commitment to advance learning, scholarship, and student life that drives university expansion. This drive for the future, always balanced with honoring the past, has led to new academic programs, the resurgence of residence life, the construction of new buildings, and the technology to support them over the course of our history. Since our founding in 1954, Holy Family University has served the Philadelphia region and beyond as an institution of higher learning. Our legacy is strong, and our promise great. Guided by clear vision and with careful stewardship, the footprint of the University has expanded from an undergraduate program to one with robust graduate and now doctoral academic programs and with new infrastructure and technology. With smart growth, in a balanced, well-designed, sustainable, and integrated fashion, Holy Family University has transitioned from a commuter school to one that includes a resident life that embraces co-education and diversity. We have grown from a single building to a thriving campus complex with three suburban sites and from offering no intercollegiate athletics to hosting a competitive Division II program. While Holy Family University’s values remain unchanged since its inception, the institution has transformed over the years. This archive and prospectus is a view of the Holy Family University campus as it evolved and as it continues to grow in a sustainable fashion while balancing the interplay of new infrastructure with our students, academics, campus life, technology, and environs.

A view of Holy Family University as it has evolved and continues to balance the interplay of infrastructure with our students, academics, campus life, technology, and environs.


The University


oly Family University is a dynamic institution that has grown and changed in pace with new academic disciplines, student expectations, and technology to offer a highquality, affordable, personalized, and valuescentered education in the firm tradition of Catholic higher education. The University is based at the 47-acre Northeast Campus in Philadelphia, which serves as home to traditional undergraduate programs and also offers graduate courses and degree programs. The Northeast Campus also provides student housing for full-time undergraduates. With easy access to regional rail lines, city bus routes, and nearby expressways, the University serves as a gateway to Philadelphia. Holy Family–Newtown, located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, opened in 1994 to accommodate an undergraduate program in education, graduate programs, and selected courses in the Division of Extended Learning. The Newtown facility occupies 79 acres. The building contains an administrative service area and faculty offices, the Center for Graduate Programs in Counseling Psychology, ten classrooms and laboratories, a chapel, a student services office, and a common dining area. The laboratories include two mixed-


use labs, a science lab, a nursing lab, and the Learning Resource Center. Designed for adult students, the Holy Family–Woodhaven location in Bensalem Township, Bucks County, opened in 2003 to house the Division of Extended Learning and its continuing education and accelerated degree programs. Woodhaven occupies almost five acres along Bristol Pike. It is situated next to the Woodhaven Road exit of I-95 with direct access to both North and South ramps. The 27,000-square-foot building houses both academics and administration. Three hundred convenient parking spaces are available. Woodhaven has academic classrooms, administrative and faculty offices, a conference room, a large seminar room, a computer lab, and a lounge with a common area. The site also has the capacity for large group sessions. Holy Family–Andalusia is also located in Bensalem Township and is home to the Division of Institutional Advancement. Additionally, an athletic field is proposed on this more than six-acre site. Other instructional sites, such as Samuel Fels High School in Philadelphia, the Spring Hill Suites in Quakertown, and, as of January 2012, the Fox Chase Cancer Center, also serve as venues for classes. Holy Family University offers an array of formal programs, both traditional and accelerated, at the undergraduate and graduate level, including the recent addition of the University’s first doctoral program in January 2011 (the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Professional Studies). Graduate studies were first launched with the Master of Education program in 1990. In December 2002,

the College was granted University status by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Currently, the University offers more than 45 bachelor’s degrees, one associate’s degree, seven master’s degree programs, one doctoral degree, and several certifications. Course delivery options at the University include traditional-length face-to-face classes, online or hybrid courses, intensively scheduled and accelerated courses, and study abroad. Academic restructuring created six academic divisions in 1991: Humanities, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Education, Business Administration, and Nursing. In the late 1990s, these divisions became Schools, namely, Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Education, Business, and Nursing. Consolidation of the first three of these into the School of Arts and Sciences occurred after Social and Behavioral Sciences and Natural Sciences and Mathematics had functioned jointly under one Dean for three years. In 2002, Holy Family University officially regrouped the academic programs into four


schools: the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business Administration, the School of Education, and the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions. Cooperative Education at Holy Family provides a variety of educational opportunities beyond the traditional classroom setting, including co-ops and internships. Co-op experiences are available for all academic majors offered by the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Business Administration. Enrollment in co-op and internships has grown, especially during the past five years, during which the University has secured 200 placements annually at more than 700 partnering workplaces. Existing Buildings

Proposed Initiatives





The Northeast Philadelphia Campus


he Northeast Philadelphia campus is located on 47 acres in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The campus has 23 academic, service, and residential buildings. The map to the right shows a view of the campus. Many of the facilities were recently renovated or were constructed within the last ten years. The Facilities Master Plan itself reflects the University’s flexible planning approach and anticipates future construction over the next few years. The Stevenson Lane Residence, for example, was conceived as a three-phase building. The main building, completed in 2009, has space to add a wing on the west side and another at the back. The School of Business Administration (SBA) Building is also being planned as a possible two-phase project. Its most desirable location, as part of a plaza at the center of the main campus, was the determining factor in selecting the site for the Education and Technology Center. The envisioned academic plaza would be the central area defined by Holy Family Hall, the Education and Technology Center, the Library, and the SBA Building The Northeast campus facilities include the following.

Holy Family Hall is the main academic and administrative building that was dedicated in 1955 and primarily houses the School of Arts and Sciences. It contains classrooms, science and computer laboratories, a communications suite, a lecture hall, a media center, and academic affairs, administrative, and faculty offices.

The Education & Technology Center was opened in August 2005. It is a 62,000-squarefoot facility and contains eight general classrooms, four computer labs, and four classrooms specifically designed to model primary and secondary classroom instruction for the University’s education students. Additionally, the facility contains a 200-seat auditorium, three conference rooms, a café, student and faculty lounges, and faculty and administrative offices for the School of Education. The Center also contains classrooms, studios, and gallery space for the University’s art program.


The Campus Center is an 85,500-squarefoot building that was completed in 1988. The facility houses a chapel, classrooms, a full-service cafeteria, and a 1,000-seat gymnasium. The facility also includes a fitness center, locker rooms, one racquetball court, an infirmary, the bookstore, lounges, conference rooms, and student activities and administrative offices.

The Nurse Education Building was dedicated in April 1977 and is a four-story classroom and office facility that includes a multimedia laboratory and a nursing-practice laboratory for simulating patient situations.

St. Joseph Hall, formerly Lourdes Hall, was originally built as a dormitory, was then used as the residence for the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, and now houses resident students again.

The University Library currently houses 114,000 volumes (142,800, including bound periodical volumes), 14,500 e-books, 5,000 audiovisual items, 10,500 aggregated serial titles (journals, magazines, and newspapers), and 36 databases selected to support the learning, teaching, and informational needs of the University community.

The Stevenson Lane Residence was opened to residents in Fall 2009 and houses about 150 students. It features state-of-the-art facilities, free laundry, and wireless networking.

The athletic field to the east of the Campus Center is home for the soccer and lacrosse teams and features a naturalgrass surface.

Delaney Hall is located on Stevenson Lane and provides resident facilities for the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth who are engaged in various ministries at the University.

Aquinas Hall was added to the campus in 1992, and it houses the business school’s faculty offices and classroom space.

The Garden Residence is located on the edge of campus and houses approximately 45 students in apartment-style-living. Each unit has a kitchen, two bathrooms, a living area, and a laundry facility.

Alpha House is located on Grant Avenue. This nursery school and kindergarten is staffed by certified teachers and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The Undergraduate Admissions Center is located on the southwest corner of Grant and Frankford Avenues. The University acquired this former private residence in 2002. The building houses the undergraduate admissions offices, with a reception area for visitors, an interview room, and a conference area for small presentations and meetings.

Marian Hall, former site of the Division of Institutional Advancement, awaits renovation.


Connecting and Supporting the Campus


he roads, pathways, and interconnected spaces of Holy Family University have expanded and woven through areas of new development to facilitate access and flow in an integrated fashion. A comprehensive parking strategy to accommodate campus growth was developed that encourages alternative means of transportation, including increased walkways, transit, carpooling, policy, and new parking. The campus shuttle system improves campus flow and existing services to parking areas and off-campus sites while reducing demand. Additionally, portions of Stevenson Lane were widened from a single lane. The intersection of Frankford and Stevenson Avenues was also reconfigured with turning lanes, signals, and traffic calming. New lighting was incorporated along Stevenson


PARKING SPACES (NE Philadelphia) Capacity Quadruples

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Lane. Additionally, portions of the road were reconfigured to accommodate a SEPTA bus stop with links to other mass transit. Careful planning of the size, location, and design of parking facilities aims to preserve the flow of the campus and the character of its interactions within the region. A notable asset, namely parking, has increased from 597 spaces in 1997 to 1,009 in 2009. The University has negotiated additional parking spaces for staff at nearby St. Katherine’s Church and established a shuttle service to and from Woodhaven to encourage students to park there when the lot on the Northeast Philadelphia campus is full.

AFTER In order to accommodate the additional traffic that the Stevenson Lane Residence would add to the campus and the Frankford Avenue intersection, Stevenson Lane was widened and the intersection redesigned.



Intersection improvements and redesign, including traffic controls, turning lanes, traffic calming, and pedestrian accessibility

Sidewalk and campus lighting enhancements Stevenson Lane Residence parking expansion

Stevenson Lane widened

SEPTA Bus Lane station link Parking expansion after demolition of Lourdes Hall

Central parking area realigned; handicapped parking added


Entrance improvements Accessible parking Pedestrian and lighting improvements

Parking improvements


Greening and parking landscape improvements

Drainage flow improvements

Parking improvements, including resurfacing and accessible parking


Improving Community

Student Life he campus plan sustains Holy Family University’s commitment to provide students with high quality living space in close proximity to campus. New and renovated facilities support the residential system and offer better living space options to students, faculty, and staff while serving as a vehicle for the rich and varied intellectual, cultural, social, and recreational life on campus. Although Holy Family University began as a residential campus, it was predominately a commuter institution from the closing of its residence hall in 1975 until recent years. The remodeling and opening of Saint Joseph Hall as a first-year residence in the fall of 2005 began the transformation of Holy Family University into an institution that provides both residential and commuter opportunities for its students. Holy Family University currently has four facilities for on-campus housing that



include the renovated Saint Joseph Hall, the Garden Residence, the Duplex Apartments located on Frankford Avenue, and the recently completed Stevenson Lane Residence Hall. The University has over 350 beds available in the duplexes and the three student residence buildings. Graduate student housing is also provided by the Garden Residence and University duplex properties. New undergraduate student housing is proposed with Phase II and Phase III expansions to the Stevenson Lane Residence. Athletics Holy Family University’s Department of Athletics offers a wide array of program opportunities for student-athletes. The University promotes a shared experience with the University community, alumni, and individuals that help to create a lifelong relationship between these groups

and the University. The campus environs afford students opportunities to promote sportsmanship, uphold moral principles, and nurture character, integrity, and personal responsibility. Over the past twenty-five years, the athletics program has flourished, offering 15 varsity NCAA Division II sports with facilities that include the Campus Center Gym, Tiger Field, and other facilities. Although the University lost its softball field to the construction of the Stevenson Lane Residence, another field in Andalusia is planned near the new Institutional Advancement building. The University team now plays on rented fields in Bensalem. The golf and tennis teams play at the Frankford Torresdale Country Club across from the Northeast Philadelphia campus. Student Support Services Within the scope of the University’s Mission, Holy Family provides a number of services and programs to assist students in reaching their academic, professional, and personal goals and to reinforce their development outside the classroom. These programs

Buildings acquired prior to 1980

and activities are provided by qualified staff from various units and divisions across the University that work interdependently and collaborate on a frequent basis to ensure that there is a seamless delivery of services to students. These services include public safety, financial aid, the business office, registration and advising, library services, counseling and disabilities services, career development, orientation, student activities, residence life, dining services, and campus ministry. Campus Security Holy Family University prides itself on maintaining a safe and secure environment for its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Holy Family University’s Public Safety and Security Department includes 40 full- and part-time security officers who service the Holy Family community 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The campus provides emergency protection through an emergency alert system, call boxes, walking escorts, electronic access to facilities, and comprehensive surveillance.

Buildings acquired after 1980

Proposed construction initiatives

Recently demolished building




echnology is a core catalyst for University and campus growth. University technology promotes the convergence of systems and the interconnectivity of academics, computing, communications, distance learning, purchasing, security, power, and utilities, among other things. As this technology becomes more pervasive and interconnected within the campus, there is also increased bandwidth, computing power, virtualizations, and resiliency between the University campus sites, distance labs, web portals, and other modes of access. Ten years ago, the University started a great leap forward to improve its information technology and become competitive in this area with other similar institutions. That strategic goal has been accomplished. The technical resources at the University include its infrastructure, classroom technology, staff and faculty computers, security technology, administrative system, and web technology.

An Anatomy of the Campus

Buildings & Topography

Pathways & Parking

Drainage & Stormwater Management

Utilities & Water



In the past decade, the University has upgraded its entire network infrastructure, replacing all the hardware. The University has a 1-gigabit network, including the fiber connections to its wide area network sites in Newtown and Bensalem. The hardware for the student information system, Colleague from Datatel, has been upgraded twice since its inception in 2000. Holy Family currently uses the latest release, and plans are currently underway to upgrade to new hardware and the SQL version. The University owns about 1,200 computers, counting all staff, faculty, and computer lab machines. The main server room has been upgraded several times, most recently in the summer of 2009 when many of the servers were “virtualized� to save space and energy. The most important development underway is the virtualization of the University’s desktop computers. This change will result in savings from stretching the desktop replacement cycle beyond three or four years since desktops will function as terminals and can be replaced. Other benefits will include reducing dedicated computer lab space, providing a virtual desktop for student-owned computers on campus and at home over the Internet, and providing a platform for different operating systems like Linux, Windows 7, or earlier Windows versions to meet the needs of the CMIS program. Virtualization will reduce the need to upgrade the operating systems of every computer on campus constantly. Another far reaching initiative is the introduction of iPad technology to the campus. In Fall 2011, iPads were distributed

to sixty faculty to research changing course content and teaching methods in ways integral to the iPad. In 2012, students will receive iPads for selected courses. The plan is gradually to expand their distribution in the years to come. The University’s website has also evolved over several iterations in the last decade; it now includes portals for prospective students and alumni, an intranet, and a web portal for all current students, staff, and faculty. After the construction of the ETC, a concerted effort was made to upgrade all remaining classrooms at all three locations to match its presentation technology. Wireless connectivity is widely available. Other significant improvements include replacing the telephone system in 2006 and outsourcing the Blackboard Course Management System in 2007 to Blackboard itself to provide a more robust and reliable system than the University could offer. The University has three primary teaching locations to maximize its educational reach— Northeast Philadelphia, Woodhaven, and Newtown—all of which use an identical budget process to determine and distribute resources. Last year, the connectivity between locations was increased to 1 gigabit, providing the same bandwidth between sites that previously existed between buildings on the main campus. Technology also monitors door access, security camera, and fire alarm systems. All three locations now share the same safety and security system over this more robust network, as well as other technology services. Technology also supports academics. In the last five years, a large collection of online research resources were made available through the Library’s web page, a simulation lab was added on the third floor of the Nurse Education Building (NEB), a Mac lab for recording

A View of the University’s Utility Networks E

Electric Service Line Storm Sewer Lines

S Storm Sewers


Fire-Suppression Main (Approx Loc)


Gas Main


Sanitary Sewers




Buried Water Main (Approx Loc)

studio and media lab for the Communications program was added, and technology was introduced to improve accessibility, such as automated doors for persons with physical disabilities.


A Sustainable Campus


ustainability has long been a priority at Holy Family University. As campus and academic footprints have grown, the University has implemented best management practices to reduce its environmental footprint. Energy conservation and efficient technology create opportunities for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Energy efficiency initiatives have also been a part of standard operations for many years, including lighting retrofits, window upgrades, improved insulation, and Energy Star appliance use. Holy Family University also recycles bottles and paper as part of its operations for recycling and reuse. To conserve the campus’ natural resources, the University is implementing green construction practices and taking an ecosystems approach to development. Storm water management strategies, which rely on new utility infrastructure and new materials like pervious paving, promote ground water infiltration, improve water quality, and decrease erosion. Storm water detention infrastructure reduces peak runoff rates and volumes.

Natural and cultivated landscapes also support a “greener” campus. While plantings and vegetation keep soils healthy, they also contribute to cleaner air and water and provide shading. As part of direct land expansion, the University acquired the Mill Road Tract, which serves as a natural and ecological “green” buffer for the University. The Mill Road Tract is approximately 5 acres of pristine, undeveloped land with natural wetlands adjacent to the Poquessing Creek. Additionally, the University has taken steps to better care for the world. In 2009, the University launched recycling programs and hosted its first Annual Green Week. As part of sustainable practices, Holy Family University is committed to maintaining compliance with applicable environmental regulations. In 2007, Holy Family University

Land along the Mill Road Tract. Part of Holy Family University’s sustainability initiative is using technology like this water detention basin, constructed under the parking lot near the Education & Technology Center.


completed a series of environmental selfaudits and campus-wide improvements as part of a series of programs with the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP). Holy Family met or exceeded the compliance standards set by the AICUP programs, which were based on regulations promulgated under federal statutes as well as state and local counterparts of the federal guidelines (Clean Air Act; Clean Water Act; Emergency Planning and Community-Right-to Know Act; Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act; the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; the Safe Water Drinking Act; and the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan.) Additionally, the campus power distribution system was upgraded with a centralized, electrical, switch gear box and system. The campus required this major upgrade to its electrical systems to accommodate the construction of the first phase of the

Stevenson Lane Residence. The University elected to upgrade to more costly electrical equipment that will have the capacity to allow for future construction.


Timeline: Campus Development


oly Family University, a Catholic institution that emphasizes the liberal arts, was originally founded by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth to serve women. The University began in 1954 as Holy Family College, occupying a single academic building in the Torresdale section of Northeast Philadelphia. Soon after its founding, Holy Family sought accreditation from the Middle States Association, submitting its first self-study report in 1959 and achieving initial accreditation in 1961. Over the last decade, the University has renovated several of its buildings, constructed

Holy Family College is founded and receives Charter.

two student residences and a residence for the Sisters, and built the Education and Technology Center, a major academic building. The campus plan reflects the importance of a shared vision of the University’s Mission among the Board of Trustees, the President, Senior Administration, faculty, facilitators, administrative staff, and student leaders of the University. The Holy Family University Board of Trustees originally grew from 6 to up to 30 voting members who reflect the overall diversity of the Holy Family University community. They offer a fair representation of professions and

Holy Family College becomes co-educational and admits men.

Northeast Campus established






Saint Joseph Hall (formerly Lourdes Hall)

1980 Parking Expansion

Holy Family Hall University Library



Sister-President Neomisia Rutkowska, CSFN, PhD


Sister-President Aloysius Sabacinska, CSFN, PhD



Nurse Education Building

1975 Sister-President Lillian Budny, CSFN, PhD

1980 Sister-President Francesca Onley, CSFN, PhD

areas of expertise, including those from the business sector, finance and investment, banking, engineering, health care, law, and academia, to name a few. Holy Family University has evolved and grown, both physically and culturally, over the past ten years. New buildings were constructed, existing facilities were renovated, and technology was improved. New programs have been developed in the traditional schools, and the creation of the Division of Extended Learning attracted a new population of adult learners with its complement of accelerated undergraduate and graduate offerings.

Holy Family College offers first Graduate Program.

Newtown site established



The past decade has also seen a transformative paradigm shift as the institution has become increasingly aware of and familiar with the importance of assessment of both academic and administrative units; program reviews have yielded curricular changes as well as modifications to the physical plant, and the caliber and quality of academic programs have been enhanced as a result. Moreover, there is a concerted effort to relate budgeting to planning so that no programmatic or unit changes take place independently of or contrary to the overarching institutional goals.

Holy Family “University� status is designated.

Woodhaven site established




2010 Stevenson Lane Residence, Phase I

Education Technology Center and Garden Residence

Campus Center


Holy Family offers EdD.

Andalusia site established

Delaney Hall Residence

Development of Athletic Fields


Holy Family University celebrates 50th Anniversary.






Timeline: Growth


ince 1954, physical expansion has taken place with well-defined and insightful renovation and construction plans. Over the past ten years, the University has expanded physically to include the following on the Northeast Philadelphia campus: •A  new 3,248-square-foot building to house the Undergraduate Admissions Office, purchased in 2002; •A  renovation of St. Joseph Hall between 2004 and 2005, which marked the return of residence life to the campus after more than thirty years and created 108 beds; • E leven duplex apartments, purchased between 2000 and 2008, which made sixty-six new beds available for resident students; • The 27,053-square-foot Woodhaven location, bought in 2003, housing DEL and its accelerated programs; •A  4,733-square-foot property, developed in 2008 in Andalusia, Bucks County, to house the Division of Institutional Advancement, which includes Alumni/Parent Relations, Development, and Marketing/ Communications; • The building of the 59,844-square-foot Education and Technology Center in

2005, which created opportunities for prospective teachers to observe how advanced technology may be integrated into a curriculum during classroom instruction; • The move of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth to Delaney Hall, their new official residence, in 2004; • A new Garden Residence Hall, totaling 44,000 square feet, which was built in 2006 to house forty-four students and a professional staff member in twelve apartment-style units; • A renovated Communications Center on the first floor of Holy Family Hall in 2007, complete with a small but well-equipped studio, a digital editing studio, a communications lab, and a seminar room, which allowed the institution to compete more effectively with communications programs at other regional universities; • A renovated Nursing Simulation and Practice Lab on the third floor of the

Student Growth and Square Footage Growth Chart Total Undergraduates

Full-Time Undergraduates

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Residential Square Footage


1960 7% Growth


1965 65% Growth


Graduate Enrollment

1975 25% Growth



1968 Nurse Education Building in 2008 as an outgrowth of a successful program review, featuring three simulation rooms, a control room, two practice lab areas, a task training area, and a conference room, as well as cameras to observe nursing students’ experiential learning with two adult patient-care simulators, an infant simulator, and a birthing simulator; and

The University has been diligent in keeping up with repairs and upgrades to all its buildings in the last decade. Investing in the physical plant by upgrading and renovating facilities and trying to maintain minimal deferred maintenance is a priority of the annual operating budget.

Facility Gross Square Footage Total Student Enrollment 800,000 8,000

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• The building of the 67,430-square-foot Stevenson Lane Residence (Phase I) in 2009, which accommodates about 150 students and enriches student life activities as well as living, learning, and growing within an atmosphere of communitybuilding—with future plans for Phase II to include the added accommodation of 150 students, as well as the construction of a parking garage.

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465% Growth


Looking to the Future


he primary goal of the campus plan is to prepare the University for the next decade of anticipated growth. The future growth may be leveraged to create improved spaces, flow, infrastructure, technology, and sustainability to support initiatives for academic, residential, campus life, and administrative expansion balanced by needs for parking, utilities, and services to support these initiatives.


The Facilities Master Plan reflects the University’s flexible planning approach and anticipates future construction. For instance, the Stevenson Lane Residence was conceived as a three-phase building. The main building, completed in 2009, has space to add a wing on the west side and another at the rear. The School of Business Administration Building is also being planned as a possible two-phase

project. Its most desirable location, as part of a plaza at the center of the main campus, was the determining factor in selecting the site for the Education and Technology Center. The envisioned plaza would be the distinct area defined by Holy Family Hall, the ETC Building, the Library, and the SBA Building. As of 2011, the University currently envisions several key initiatives for campus growth.

This future, proposed, and potential construction initiative includes Phases II and III of the Stevenson Lane Residence. Phase I has approximately seventy thousand square feet to accommodate about 150 students. Phases II and III are projected to include twenty-eight thousand square feet to accommodate 100 students each, which would bring the total resident population to 350 for the Stevenson Lane Residence. Despite losing part of a playing field for the Stevenson Lane Residence, acreage has been acquired adjacent to the Andalusia site for constructing a softball field, which will also be made available to the Bensalem community.

This is a proposed parking garage, which is projected to accommodate in excess of 400 cars with four stories. The plan includes an entrance at the upper level and an exit at the lower level onto Stevenson Lane and will reduce campus surface parking.

The Campus Center expansion is proposed to be two stories to tie the campus center and parking garage together and to include multipurpose space, student amenities, and additional gym and athletic space.

The School of Business Administration Building will dramatically transform the center of this campus creating a quadrangle setting. The building is proposed to be similar in size to the ETC with fifty thousand square feet of gross floor area and with learning space, classrooms, an auditorium, and office space.

Marian Hall is the site of a proposed building to relocate the President, Executive Staff, Board of Trustees, and Development Offices and create an opportunity for additional instructional space within Holy Family Hall. The relocation of the Institutional Advancement (IA) staff to Andalusia offers an opportunity to renovate Marian Hall located at the corner of Grant and Frankford Avenues for future use.


University at a Glance Holy Family University is a fully accredited Catholic, private, co-educational, comprehensive, professional university. The University was founded in 1954 by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. Academic Programs Holy Family provides liberal arts and sciences and professional programs and grants associate and baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees, one doctoral degree, and a number of certifications. Major programs are offered in five academic schools/units: Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Nursing and Allied Health Professions, and Extended Learning. Admissions Holy Family has rolling admissions. We like to know not only about academic record but also interests, personal integrity, and desire to pursue a quality education. Affiliation Roman Catholic Values-Oriented Ours is a family inspired by faith and guided by values. Respect for the individual, the dignity of the human person— these faithful values are at the very core of our institution. They are values that are taught here, but even more, they are values that are lived here. Enrollment as of Fall 2011 3,184 total 2,122 undergraduate 1,062 graduate Student-Faculty Ratio 12:1 Average Class Size 14

Academic Locations Holy Family’s main campus is on 47 acres in northeast Philadelphia, 20 minutes from Center City. There are also two other sites in PA: the Woodhaven Center in Bensalem and the Newtown Center in Newtown. Campus Life Holy Family has an active campus life with a full calendar of activities and events as well as more than 20 clubs and organizations. Athletics Holy Family fields fifteen NCAA Division II men’s and women’s varsity teams. Men’s Women’s Basketball Basketball Cross-Country Cross-Country Golf Lacrosse Soccer Soccer Track & Field Softball (indoor & outdoor) Tennis Track & Field Club Sports (indoor & outdoor) Cheerleading Volleyball Dance Rugby Intramurals Ski/Snowboarding Basketball Swimming Flag Football Volleyball Technology Thirteen computer labs are available at Holy Family as well as wireless connectivity. Alumni Holy Family has over 14,000 alumni living across the globe, successfully working in nearly every industry.

Holy Family University does not discriminate on the basis on race, color, gender, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability. This policy extends to all educational, employment, and service programs at the University and complies with applicable federal laws. For information regarding compliance matters, the University’s ADA/Section 504 and Title IX Compliance Officer may be reached at the Human Resource Department, Holy Family Hall Room 209, 267-341-3479.


Acknowledgements BOARD OF TRUSTEES


Dennis Colgan Chair

Sister Francesca Onley, CSFN, ’59, PhD President

Sister M. Rita Partyka, CSFN, ’65 Vice Chair

Sister Maureen McGarrity, CSFN, PhD Vice President for Academic Affairs

Sister M. Rosemarie Griffin, CSFN, ’63 Secretary

John Jaszczak, BS, CPA Vice President for Finance and Administration

Danielle K. Dufner, MSEd Assistant Secretary to the Board Raymond Angelo Albert T. Chadwick III Dennis J. Colgan Kamal Dua Carl F. Gregory Sister Rosemarie Griffin, CSFN, ’63 Loretta Hennessey ’71 Sister Marie Kielanowicz, CSFN Sister Kathleen Maciej, CSFN Dominic Marano Matthew McFillin, CPA, CFF Sister Teresa Mika, CSFN Frank J. Mummolo, PhD, PE Sister Francesca Onley, CSFN, ’59, PhD, ex officio Sister Rita Partyka, CSFN, ’65 Sister Gemma Pepera, CSFN Anne Marie Pettit ’69 Patrick T. Ryan Albert M. Tantala Sr., PE Albert W. Tegler Jr. Robert E. Tepfer Robert Truitt John W. Turner Jr. Mary Keirans Vassallo ’85 TRUSTEE EMERITUS Walter McKeon Edward W. Micek, MD

Margaret Swoboda Kelly, MA Vice President for Institutional Advancement Robert H. Lafond, MCIS Vice President for Information Technology Sister Marcella Binkowski, CSFN, EdD Vice President for Student Services


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