New Presidents Institute

Catholic Mission Institute for New Presidents
January 30–31, 2014
Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Washington, DC

2014 Schedule

Each year, more than a dozen ACCU institutions welcome new presidents. Typically, some have previously been presidents of another institution, but most are entering their first presidency. As many as one-third of our new presidents come from non-ACCU institutions and may have little preparation for enhancing their understanding of the Catholic dimensions of their new leadership role. 

As a result, ACCU designed this valuable new program, to which all ACCU member presidents in their first or second year of a new presidency are invited. The two-day program includes optional one-on-one consultation sessions with experienced presidents and opportunities for spouses of presidents to gather.

Here's what past participants had to say:

  • Relevant. Refreshing. Engaging. These words all describe the ACCU Institute for New Presidents. I had attended several similar workshops from other associations, but none compared to the ACCU program. It is a must for all new presidents of Catholic colleges and universities, both large and small.”
  • “Excellent!”
  • “Incredibly important to my education as a new president – I highly recommend it for future new presidents.”
  • “Practical collegiality so very welcome; sense of mission and sacredness of this work reinforced; panelists uniformly prepared, thoughtful, pointed, and often poignant.”
  • “Far more helpful to me than previous ‘new president’ programs.”

Session topics:

  • Purpose and Future of Catholic Higher Education in the United States
  • Practices and Challenges of Implementing Ex corde Ecclesiae
  • Managing Common Flash Points with Church Teachings and Campus Life
  • Boards of Trustees: Governing for Mission
  • Institution and Religious Orders: Working with Sponsoring Congregations
  • Personal Spiritual Development

For more information about the 2014 program, please contact Lindsay Weldon at or 202-457-0650 ext. 224.



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