Welcome to our website, where you can learn firsthand about the challenging, personalized education that enables Centre students to achieve extraordinary success in advanced study and their careers.

At Centre, we’re dedicated to delivering a personally tailored, globalized and real-world-ready 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 or an undergraduate research opportunity, 2) study abroad, and 3) graduation in four years—or we’ll provide up to an additional year of study tuition free.

Our faculty will get to know your interests and talents and push you to excel. Our staff will go out of their way to make you feel at home. Our historic, lush campus will offer you world-class teaching, laboratory, and athletic facilities. And thanks to the nation-leading support of our alumni, our generous financial aid will offer you one of the most affordable liberal arts educations in the country.

Get to know us better here and then come visit in person so you can see what a place Centre College can be for you — a place where you will be challenged, supported, transformed, and ready to make a difference for good with your life of work and service. Count on it!

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John A. Roush
President, Centre College

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Get to know our president because you can plan on him getting to know you.

President and Susie Roush greet a student at the president's picnic

John A. Roush took office on July 1, 1998, as the 20th president of Centre College. Roush grew up in Ohio and graduated from Kettering Fairmont High School, where he was active in athletics, music, and theater. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English at Ohio University’s Honors College in 1972, graduating summa cum laude. Active in college athletics, Roush was Ohio University’s Scholar Athlete of the Year and was a three-time Academic All-American in football. He completed his formal education at Miami University, earning a master’s degree in 1973 and Ph.D. in 1979.

President Roush addresses the commencement audience

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