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Chief Academic Officers

Thank you for joining us at the 2022 Chief Academic Officers Conference!

Rebuilding Community

Despite the challenging ebbs and strains over these almost 24 months, our communities--faculty, staff, students, and administration-- have proven their strength, resiliency, and innovation time and time again. We will celebrate our communities, rejoining together to network, offer support, and provide a variety of mission-related resources. We understand the need for our campus communities to reengage and rebuild ourselves in our newly created normalcy, to strive for civic and civil discourse, and to infuse remote work and online environments while reestablishing and strengthening our faculty teams. Our conference will cover all these topics and more while we reconnect with familiar faces, welcome new colleagues, and embrace our Catholic higher education community.

Conference Details & Resources


Casagrande Consulting

Sponsored by Casagrande Consulting, LLC


Many thanks to our 2022 Chief Academic Officers Conference Planning Committee members for their assistance in planning this year's conference!

David Dausey, Provost, Duquesne University (Chair)
Gail F. Baker, Provost, University of San Diego
Paul Benson, Provost, University of Dayton
Christopher Sindt, Provost, Lewis University
Molly Smith, Provost, Thomas More University

The CAO plays a unique role in advancing Catholic identity among academic staff. ACCU offers a variety of resources to help individuals in this role:

  • Strengthening Catholic Identity – CAOs: This short brochure summarizes the role of the CAO in advancing the Catholic identity of a college or university.
  • CAOs may be interested in Catholic Identity Mission Assessment (CIMA), a new initiative that will help ACCU member institutions understand how Catholic higher education adds distinct value to the student experience.
  • Each year, ACCU offers a conference specially designed for chief academic officers. Stimulating speakers and roundtable discussions at this gathering help attendees address contemporary needs. See below for information on the most recent conference.


More Resources for Chief Academic Officers

Support for Catholic Mission and Identity

Read about the programs and events that ACCU offers to support Catholic campus identity

Catholic Intellectual Tradition

Info about the Catholic Intellectual Tradition can assist anyone interested in the principlesĀ that underlieĀ Catholic higher ed

Publications for CAOs

Find publications to enhance the classroom experience for faculty and students