Melby endowed scholarship announced at spring commencement 

To mark the final commencement for retiring OLLU President Diane Melby, EdD, the Board of Trustees announced the Diane E. and David Melby Endowed Scholarship at graduation ceremonies on Friday.

The scholarship will benefit students who demonstrate financial need and are dedicated to leadership and service.

Under President Melby’s leadership, OLLU has completed a $55 million capital campaign, the largest in school history, built the Lake View Apartments, constructed new facilities for campuses in Houston and the Rio Grande Valley and secured a new home for the university’s counseling and speech and hearing clinics on the West Side.

David Melby, the president’s husband, distinguished himself as a community servant and was named 2022 Volunteer of the Year for Catholic Charities of San Antonio. He performed more than 1,500 hours of service, supporting The Guadalupe Community Center and St. Stephen’s Care Center, the Mobile Food Pantry, Project Hope, 40 Cans for Lent and Little Pumpkins Palooza. 

To learn more about the scholarship or to donate, visit the scholarship webpage.

OLLU Board of Trustees Chair Paul Olivier announces the Dr. Diane E. and David Melby Endowed Scholarship at the spring 2022 commencement exercises.