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Senior campus leaders all share in the responsibility to uphold and enrich the Catholic tradition on campus.

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

This conference for presidents and chief financial officers, held just before the start of the 2018 ACCU Annual Meeting, brought together presidents and chief financial officers 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. Review the conference program.


2018 Conference: Aspiring Presidents

Part of the Leaders in Catholic Higher Education program


Hear from experienced Catholic higher education presidents, leadership experts, and search consultants on how best to prepare for a presidency at a Catholic college or university. Sessions will be devoted to the practicalities of becoming a university president, as well as advancing your knowledge and strengthening your skills on the unique dimensions of Catholic identity and university mission. Most recently offered immediately prior to the 2018 ACCU Annual Meeting, this program includes discernment time to think more deeply about personal fit, the practical steps of the search process, resume review and interview questions. Presidential mentors and search consultants guide participant learning. Whether you aspire to be a president or are still discerning, you will leave this session empowered and inspired to serve as a senior executive within Catholic higher education. Review the conference program.



Other Featured Programs

Chief Academic Affairs Officers

Read about the CAOs Conference, quarterly newsletter, and other publications

Senior Student Affairs Officers

See the programs and events designed just for those leading student affairs offices


See how ACCU supports Catholic college and university trustees with distinctive programming