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Senior campus leaders all share in the responsibility to uphold and enrich the Catholic tradition on campus.

Programs for Senior Leaders

To strengthen and promote the Catholic mission and identity of its member institutions, the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities provides services designed specifically for presidents and other senior administrators at member colleges. ACCU offers timely, targeted programs and services that:

• Help foster vibrant Catholic identity
• Support cooperation among members
• Respond to emerging member needs

We encourage you to explore our conferences, publications, and various online resources.


2019 Aspiring Presidents Conference

Part of the Leaders in Catholic Higher Education program

 Friday, February 1, 2019  
 8:00 – 8:20 a.m.
Continental Breakfast and Registration
 8:20 – 9:00 a.m.

Opening Prayer

Welcome, Participant Introductions, and Overview
Steve Di Salvo, President, Saint Anselm College
Suzanne Mellon, President, Carlow University
Lorraine Sloma-Williams, Director of Executive Educational Programs, ACCU
 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Leading in Times of Crisis  
 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break  
 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Evaluating Presidential Readiness, Creating a Personal Development Plan, and the Importance of a Mentor

Steve Di Salvo, President, Saint Anselm College

 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Presidential Relationships: Bishop and Religious Superior, Board Chair, and Mission Officer  
 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch with Presidential Mentors and Search Consultants  
 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Navigating the Board: Issues of Catholic Identity and University Mission  
 2:15 – 3:00 p.m. External Relations: Fundraising, Enrollment, and Revenue Generation  
 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Break  
 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Next Steps: Pathway to the Presidency: Is a Catholic College or University Presidency Right for Me? And If So, Where?  
 4:15 – 5:00 p.m. Chart Your Course: Working Session with Search Consultants  


To register for the Aspiring Presidents Conference or for more information, please visit our 2019 Annual Meeting page.



Other Featured Programs

Chief Academic Affairs Officers

Read about the CAOs Conference, quarterly newsletter, and other publications

Senior Student Affairs Officers

See the programs and events designed just for those leading student affairs offices


See how ACCU supports Catholic college and university trustees with distinctive programming