Institute for New Presidents
of Catholic Colleges and Universities
The Institute for New Presidents of Catholic Colleges and Universities (INP) 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.
Full Day Program: Friday, February 3, 2023 | 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM (Eastern) | Washington, DC
This program is held immediately prior to the 2023 Annual Meeting. Hotel accommodations and other information available in early fall.
Plus 3 Virtual Sessions:
Pre-Session 1: Friday, September 23, 2022 | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern) "Speaking about Mission"
Featuring: Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, and Dr. Colleen Hanycz, President, Xavier University
Learn about suggested ways in which presidents can effectively speak of their institutions' Catholic mission and congregational tradition. Attendees are invited to ask questions and share observations.
Pre-Session 2: Friday, November 4, 2022 | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern) "Governing for Mission"
Featuring: Dr. Tom Flynn, Senior Associate, ACCU Advising Services, and President Emeritus, Alvernia University; and Dr. Mary Meehan, President Emerita, Alverno College, and past Interim President, Seton Hall University
Learn about suggested ways in which presidents can effectively govern to support their institutions' Catholic mission. Attendees are invited to ask questions and share observations.
Follow-Up Session: Friday, April 14, 2023 | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern)
Topic will be selected by participants.
(Eastern) Topic(s) to be determined by participants
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 president
Many thanks to our 2023 Institute for New Presidents of Catholic Colleges and Universities Planning Committee for their assistance in planning this year's events!
Nancy Blattner, President, Fontbonne University, Committee Co-Chair
Dan Myers, President, Misericordia University, Committee Co-Chair
Sr. Maryanne Stevens, RSM, President, College of Saint Mary
Irma Becerra, President, Marymount University
James Lentini, President, Molloy University
Dottie King, President, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College