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2021 Annual Meeting

The devastating twin experiences of pandemic and racial divide call upon society to rise to the challenge. They have shown our institutions' fragility but also our resilience. Meeting this challenge calls for extraordinary leadership. For the first time, ACCU will gather senior leaders in Catholic higher education from around the world together in a virtual platform to discuss what most matters in our sector, to consider how to strengthen our institutions going forward, and to reflect on how we should adjust to meet the world's most pressing needs.


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Check out our full schedule!


Here's just a sampling of the critical topics we'll be discussing:
  • Pope Francis' Hopes for Catholic Universities
  • Talking About Race in a Catholic Context     
  • Emerging Sponsorship Models
  • The Free Tuition Movement
  • Keeping Mission Front and Center in a Virtual Environment
  • Student Success
  • Improving Board Management through COVID and Beyond
  • And much more!


PLUS: Pre-conference Sessions

Pre-conference Sessions for these affinity groups are also available:

  • Aspiring Presidents
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officers
  • Mission Officers 
  • Senior Student Affairs Officers
  • Women Executive Leaders

Attend any session for just $50 each, per person. Find more information about schedules and registration here.


Many thanks to our 2021 Annual Meeting Task Force for their assistance in planning this year's Annual Meeting!

Deanne D'Emilio, President, Gwynedd Mercy University
Fr. Paul Fitzgerald, President, University of San Francisco
David Livingston, President, Lewis University, Co-Chair
David Quigley, Provost, Boston College
Julie Sullivan, President, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, Co-Chair
Gerry Turcotte, President, St. Mary's University, Calgary