President’s Welcome


Thomas Botzman, President

Welcome back to campus!  Please join me in sharing the well-known Misericordia hospitality with our first-year and transfer students.

If you traveled abroad during the summer, conducted interesting research, or completed an internship, we look forward to hearing your adventures.   

While you were gone, we hosted several thousand visitors, including those attending religious conferences, a variety of athletics and performing arts camps, concerts, and career exploration camps for high school students.

As the visitors enjoyed their experiences, campus improvements continued.

We upgraded the townhouse exteriors last summer and have completely remodeled the interiors this summer.

A third house for the Bourger Women with Children Program has been added on Lake Street too.

Sidewalks were replaced in several locations, and we’ve constructed a new patio outside the Banks Student Life Center.

Renovations inside Banks include remodeling the Campus Store and ongoing construction for Chick-fil-A, Chopping Block, and Starbucks in the building as well.

For the pizza enthusiasts, the Metz Dining Room now features a pizza oven.

I hope I’ve whetted your appetite for a successful year.

I wish you all the best as we head into a new season of learning together.

Go Cougars!


Thomas J. Botzman