Welcome to Holy Family University!

As president, it is my great honor to oversee an institution whose mission is designed to transform students’ lives. I aim to uphold the Holy Family’s impressive foundation and advance educational excellence in nursing.

Our unique motto, teneor votis—I am bound by my responsibilities—is a pledge that remains more relevant today than ever before, as our shared humanity and responsibility to each other have become even more important.

While the University has long been known for its outstanding on-campus programs, our newest Second Degree Distance Hybrid Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program is an online program designed for experienced learners with a bachelor’s degree in another field. It creates an accelerated path for students to serve humankind through a purposeful career in nursing.

Holy Family University students learn in the classroom and beyond. Our core values encourage them to pursue a holistic path that emphasizes family, respect, integrity, service and responsibility, learning, and vision. The University’s mission is to immerse students in the tradition of service so that they will be prepared not only to do well but also to do good.

A Holy Family University education is a family experience, even for our online students. We care for our community as we would our own families. This approach is the hallmark of the Holy Family and a quality that is truly unique in higher education.

I encourage you to explore our online ABSN program and to consider this unique opportunity to discover your gift for caring for others with the support of a university that is dedicated to your success.

Onward and upward together,

Anne Prisco, Ph.D.



Ann M. Prisco, Ph.D., was appointed as the sixth president of Holy Family University in July 2021. Dr. Prisco has dedicated herself to advancing higher education and student success.

Contact Dr. Prisco at 267-341-3220 or president@holyfamily.edu.