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"Incredibly important to my education as a new president. I highly recommend it for future new presidents."

— Past Institute Participant

Catholic Mission Institute for New Presidents

College and university presidents bear myriad responsibilities: fund raising, technology planning, government relations, and much more. At a Catholic institution, the president must also personify, articulate, and celebrate the Catholic identity of the campus – and weave it through every decision and interaction.

Join the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities Catholic Mission Institute for New Presidents and learn how to navigate these duties related to the faith-based identity of your university. The Institute is open to all presidents in the first two years of their presidency at a Catholic college or university, as well as interim presidents. Throughout the Institute, past and current presidents will be available to serve as mentors to participants.

The new, redesigned Institute is an 8-month program that includes:

  • Three one-hour webinars during the fall semester (August, September, and November/December 2017). New registrants will receive access to on-demand webinar recordings!
  • A two-day in-person seminar, taking place immediately before the 2018 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC 
  • Two one-hour webinars during the spring semester (February-March 2018)



August Introductory Session: Friday, August 11, 11:00 am – Noon (Eastern)
Register today to gain access to our first session during which our 2018 cohort of new presidents will get acquainted and also engage with seasoned presidents from the planning team. Bring forth any topics or questions you have faced in your new presidency to date as we will share wisdom and best practices.

Next Remote Session:  Tuesday, October 3, 2:00 – 3:00 pm. (Eastern) Note this new time.

This session will focus on the President-Board Chair Relationship. We will discuss some proactive steps for an effective president-board chair relationship and will identify some pitfalls to avoid. Don’t miss this content-rich session! Our speaker will be Rick Artman, Ph.D., President Emeritus, Viterbo University.


Registration for the 2018 gathering of presidents new to Catholic higher education is now open: Don't miss this unique opportunity!



Other Programs for Presidents

Presidential Conversations

These small group discussions among member presidents allow candid and meaningful exchange on timely issues in Catholic higher education

Rising Voices
This annual conference seeks to address the evolving financial pressures on Catholic higher education
Rome Seminar
Join this unique and dynamic exchange between Catholic higher education and the Curia