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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

As a new president, are you:

  • Concerned about which Canon laws apply to your institution?
  • Experienced in leadership, but new to Catholic higher education?
  • Searching for fresh ways to work with the bishop and sponsoring congregation?
  • Wondering about how to find a mentor? 
  • Looking for opportunities to connect with fellow Catholic higher education presidents?
  • Hungry for ideas to ensure your administration is organized to support the mission?


Join the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities Catholic Mission Institute for New Presidents and learn how to navigate these areas and more!


The Institute is an 8-month program open to new and interim presidents in their first two years of office. Content is delivered via webinars and an in-person gathering just prior to the ACCU Annual Meeting, and focuses specifically on duties related to the faith-based identity of your university.

Enroll in the Institute and enjoy:

  • Two one-hour webinars during the fall semester — New registrants receive access to on-demand webinar recordings!
  • A two-day in-person seminar, taking place immediately before the ACCU Annual Meeting in Washington, DC: Thursday, January 30, 2020 (evening), to Saturday, February 1 (noon)
  • Two one-hour webinars during the spring semester


Register now for the 2019-2020 class of presidents new to Catholic higher education. Don't miss this unique opportunity! 



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




Most recent webinar:

Fundraising & Revenue Generation

Presented by Mary Finger, President, Seton Hill University

Monday, June 10
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Webinar materials will be posted to the registrant portal shortly.

Registration Fees:

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


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