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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

 

The Institute for New Presidents is a program open to all new and interim presidents of Catholic colleges and universities in their first two years of office. It is an opportunity to network with peers and learn from experienced leaders in Catholic higher education.

 

Save the Date for the 2022 Institute!

Friday, February 4, 2022

(Immediately prior to the ACCU Annual Meeting)
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
The Capital Hilton, Washington, DC

 


Registration for the 2021-22 cohort will open in summer 2021!
 

 

 

2020-21 Institute Sessions:

Friday, October 30, 2020
"Catholic Colleges and Universities as a Ministry of the Church"
Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, CM
3:00 – 4:45 p.m. (Eastern)

Friday, December 18
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Eastern)
"Leading for Mission and Governing for Mission"
Thomas F. Flynn, President Emeritus, Alvernia University
Donna Carroll, President, Dominican University
Rev. Stephen Sundborg, SJ, President, Seattle University

Thursday, February 4, 2021
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)  * 3-hour session! *
"Catholic Higher Education's Relationship with the Church (diocese, congregation, Vatican)"
Ann McElaney-Johnson, President, Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles
David Sylvester, President, University of St. Michael's College (Canada)

"A Fireside Chat:  Q&A with Presidential Mentors"
Laurie Joyner, President, Saint Xavier University
Mary Lyons, President Emerita, University of San Diego
H. James Williams, President, Mount St. Joseph University

Friday, March 5
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Eastern)
"The Presidency and Personal Spiritual Development/Care for Self"
Colleen Hanycz, President, LaSalle University
Rev. Thomas Curran, SJ, President, Rockhurst University

 

Many thanks...

...to our Institute for New Presidents of Catholic Colleges and Universities Planning Committee for their assistance in planning this year's events!

Laurie Joyner, President, Saint Xavier University
Mary Lyons, President Emerita, University of San Diego, Co-Chair
Ann McElaney-Johnson, President, Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles
Rev. Steve Sundborg, SJ, President, Seattle University
David Sylvester, President, University of St. Michael's College (Canada), Co-Chair
James Williams, President, Mount St. Joseph University

 

 

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

  • Managing campus controversies at the intersection of current culture and Catholic identity
  • Purposes and goals of Catholic higher education
  • Canon and civil law essentials for presidents
  • Current issues of concern to the U.S. bishops and working with them successfully
  • Governance issues with trustees, sponsoring congregations, and dioceses
  • Communicating mission effectively, especially in times of crisis
  • Practices to deepen your own spirituality while leading a Catholic institution

 

Plus, network with your peers in Catholic higher education:

  • Explore impressions and questions of leading this ministry of the Church
  • Develop your network of fellow new presidents
  • Engage with veteran ACCU presidents


Please contact Lorraine Sloma-Williams for information.



 

 

 

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Annual Meeting
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Rome Seminar
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