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

— Past Institute Participant

Catholic Mission Institute for New Presidents

College and university presidents bear myriad responsibilities: fundraising, technology planning, government relations, and much more. At a Catholic institution, the president must also personify, articulate, and celebrate the Catholic identity and university mission of the campus — and weave it through every decision and interaction.

Join the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities Catholic Mission Institute for New Presidents and learn how to navigate these duties related to the faith-based identity of your university. The Institute is open to all presidents in the first two years of their presidency at a Catholic college or university, as well as interim presidents. Throughout the Institute, past and current presidents will be available to serve as mentors to participants.




The program includes:

  • Two one-hour webinars during the fall semester (September and December 2018). New registrants will receive access to on-demand webinar recordings!
  • A breakfast gathering for all new presidents in their first or second year. Join us during the ACCU Annual Meeting and network with colleagues on Sunday, February 3, 2019, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.  Please RSVP by January 11, 2019, to Lorraine Sloma-Williams
  • Two one-hour webinars during the spring semester. In March 2019 the topic will be Enrollment Management; in April the topic will be Fundraising & Revenue Generation
  • An in-person, two-day event on Monday, April 15, 5:00 p.m. through Wednesday, April 17, 1:00 p.m. in Chicago, IL.


Next Remote Session:
Weds., December 19
11:30 am–12:30 pm (Eastern): 
"Effective Strategies to Communicate Mission"

Participants will discuss the best ways to communicate mission both on a regular basis and during times of crisis.

Register now to join us!


Thank You to those who attended our September session.

Institute Registrants: Use the button below to access exclusive resources, including the video of this most recent session. 


Registration Fees:

   Early Bird Fee       Regular Registration Fee    Late Registration Fee  
   August 1–31 $995    
   September 1–30    $1075  
   After October 1        $1125 


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



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Rome Seminar
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