Welcome from the President

Welcome. I hope our site gives you at least a hint of the challenging, personalized education that enables Centre students to achieve extraordinary success in advanced study and their careers. What will you find if you visit in person? A busy, beautiful campus that provides more than 2,000 events a year—including in October 2012 our second hosting of a U.S. Vice Presidential Debate. Friendly, outgoing people who will go out of their way to make you feel at home. Historical buildings—dating to 1819—that convey Centre's rich history.

And if you stay long enough, you'll become aware of our dedication to delivering timely, personally tailored education. So seriously dedicated that we make the following “Centre Commitment”:
Students who meet the College's academic and social expectations are guaranteed 1) an internship, 2) study abroad, and 3) graduation in four years—or we’ll provide up to an additional year of study tuition free. You'll also discover that, due to the nation-leading support of our alumni, we’re the most affordable of the U.S. News top-50 national liberal arts colleges.

So, enjoy our site—and be sure to study the travel directions that will bring you here in person.

John Roush (pictured with wife, Susie)

      Articles and Addresses by President Roush

Preparing Tomorrow's Citizen-Leaders

The Huffington Post (August 13, 2012)

You'll Need To Go Wide

The Phi Beta Kappa Society Blog (March 19, 2012)

Kentucky Economic Development Conference

Centre College, Valkamp Theatre (March 25, 2010)

“State of the College and the American Academy”

Rotary Glasgow, Kentucky (September 2009)

“Thanksgiving, Dreams & Hope, and a Dose of Courage”

Kentucky Country Day School Commencement Louisville, Kentucky (May 28, 2009)

Godspeed Message

Centre College Commencement (May 2009)

Centre: A Place that Matters

Synod of the Living Waters Meeting Franklin, Tennessee (January 29, 2008)

Dancing with Dreams and Courage

Louisville Collegiate School (December 14, 2006)

“NSSE: What Does It Mean— Why Does It Matter”

Kentucky Conference on Student Engagement (May 23, 2006)