Office of the President

Welcome to Villanova University!

We are a Catholic university founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine. At Villanova, our educational experience is rooted in a passionate, collaborative pursuit of knowledge and service to others. This commitment to our Augustinian ideals of Veritas, Unitas, Caritas – Truth, Unity, Love – serves as a living embodiment of the University’s mission and creates exciting opportunities for learning, growth, and personal development.

Villanova is committed to providing a challenging educational experience which prepares graduates for successful careers and rewarding lives. Whatever your interest, I encourage you to explore our website and learn more about our campus, our people and the exciting programs we offer.



Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A., Ph.D.


image of Father Peter on campus