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"Incredibly important to my education as a new president.
I highly recommend it for future new presidents."

— Past Institute Participant

Institute for New Presidents

Of Catholic Colleges and Universities


Friday, January 31, 2020


The Institute for New Presidents is a program open to all new and interim presidents in the first two years of office. Enroll in the Institute and enjoy this full-day conference (8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.), taking place immediately before the ACCU Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.  



Engage with experienced presidents on topics specific to your role leading a Catholic institution of higher learning:

  • Purposes and goals of Catholic higher learning
  • Best practices in mission effectiveness
  • Current issues of concern to the U.S. bishop and working with them successfully
  • Governance issues with trustees, sponsoring congregations, dioceses, and accrediting bodies
  • Managing campus controversies at the intersection of current culture and Catholic identity


Plus, network with your peers in Catholic higher education:

  • Explore impressions and questions of leading this ministry of the Church
  • Spend time with the ACCU Board of Directors at a private reception
  • Develop your network of fellow new presidents
  • Engage with veteran ACCU presidents



Register Now



Registration Fees

 August 1 – September 13  $500
 September 14 – October 31  $575
 November 1 – 15 (registration closes on Nov. 15)  $650




2019 Institute Registrants: Enter the portal to access exclusive resources, including video archives of previous remote sessions. 



Now Available:

Fundraising & Revenue Generation

Presented by Mary Finger,
President, Seton Hill University




Please contact Lorraine Sloma-Williams with any questions or concerns.  




Other Programs for Presidents

Annual Meeting
Join your colleagues to share ideas and discuss timely issues in Catholic higher education
Leaders in Catholic Higher Ed
Deepen your knowledge and refine your skills to meet 21st century leadership demands
Rome Seminar
Join this unique and dynamic exchange between Catholic higher education and the Curia