Programs for Senior Leaders
To strengthen and promote the Catholic mission and identity of its member institutions, the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities provides services designed specifically for presidents and other senior administrators at member colleges. ACCU offers timely, targeted programs and services that:
• Help foster vibrant Catholic identity
• Support cooperation among members
• Respond to emerging member needs
We encourage you to explore our conferences, publications, and various online resources.
2018 Conference: Alliances, Collaborations, Mergers and Socially Responsible Investing
Saturday, February 3, 2018, Washington, DC
Note that this event is taking place at the Hyatt Place Washington, 2121 M Street NW, within one block of the Ritz-Carlton.
Register now to attend this conference for presidents and chief financial officers on Saturday, February 3, 2018, just before the start of the 2018 ACCU Annual Meeting. At this inaugural session, presidents and chief financial officers will gather to explore topics related to partnerships and collaborations. From consortia and academic alliances to institutional mergers, this gathering will cover an array of partnerships that help Catholic higher education thrive. Providing an intimate opportunity for presidents and CFOs in Catholic higher education to network with one another, this meeting will balance large group discussions with small breakouts and time to talk one-on-one with colleagues and explore new partnership possibilities.
|8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
|Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Informal Conversation
|8:30 – 8:50 a.m.
||Welcome and Prayer
Thomas Botzman, President, Misericordia University
|8:50 – 9:45 a.m.
||Keynote: Collaborations in Higher Education
Michael Horowitz, President, TCS Education System
|9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
|Partnerships in Catholic Higher Ed: Two Examples and a Conversation
- Academic Partnerships:
- Corporate Partnerships:
David Johnson, Associate Provost and Chief Student Affairs Officer, Xavier University
|10:25 – 10:45 a.m.
|10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
|Social Responsible Investing
Brandon Alderson, Wilmington Trust Investment Advisors
|11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
|Mergers in Higher Education
Jim Martin, Mount Ida College, and Jim E. Samels, The Education Alliance, co-authors of Consolidating Colleges and Merging Universities: New Strategies for Higher Education Leaders (Johns Hopkins Press, 2017)
|12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
||Lunch Prayer and Buffet