Meet the Vice President for Student Life

A Message from Dr. Celestino Limas

Elizabethtown College is a learning community that encourages you to explore possibilities, challenge the status quo and reach out to others who have different perspectives. It is an experience designed to stretch rather than limit, and guide rather than control.

At Elizabethtown, we emphasize personal responsibility for learning.  As an initial step, when you join our community you will be invited to complete the Clifton StrengthsFinder, which will help you discover your unique talents and how to use them to develop our plan for a purposeful life.  With assistance from the outstanding Educators in the Division of Student Life in addition to your Academic Advisor, you will be challenged to consider how your academic goals and career aspirations can be enhanced through intentional engagement in our exciting co-curricular programs.  

You will find robust opportunities for leadership here at Elizabethtown, such as our signature leadership development program (Called to Lead), living in one of our Living-Learning Communities, serving as a Student Wellness Advocate, Resident Assistant, Student Athlete Mentor, Writing Tutor or International Student Leader – and that’s just a sample. Through your engagement outside the classroom, you will encounter unscripted challenges that will sharpen ethical decision making, enhance interpersonal skills and broaden your understandings of diverse cultures.  But in addition, you will have many supporters around you each and every day to help you reflect and navigate the path you choose.  Your success is our priority and we are confident the Elizabethtown campus will be a great home for you.

Welcome to the exciting and inspiring next chapter in your education – welcome to Elizabethtown College.


-Celestino Limas, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Life