Mission Leadership Institute

The ACCU Mission Officer Institute is now...

The ACCU Mission Leadership Institute

July 30–August 2, 2017
Lewis University, Romeoville, IL


The duties of the mission officer are varied and numerous. Whether a cabinet-level administrator, part-time faculty member, religious, or layperson, the mission officer is charged with a multitude of diverse tasks and responsibilities. From formation of faculty, administrators, and trustees, to aiding in faculty searches and hiring, fostering community relations, and assisting when controversial issues arise on campus, the mission officer’s role is complex and multilayered. These challenges offer opportunities to collaborate not only across campus, but with both the local and founding religious community as well.

Not just for mission officers!

The Mission Leadership Institute is open to mission committee members, campus ministers who function as mission officers, and all those deeply interested in Catholic identity and university mission. Participants will be able to learn from both extended presentations and from interactive sessions led by experienced mission officers in a week that will help hone a specific and practical action project for the coming academic year.

Visit the Mission Leadership website to view the agenda, information about accommodations, fees, and to register!



Questions? Contact ACCU Project Associate Jeffrey Gerlomes at jgerlomes@accunet.org.

Don't forget to order your copies...


A Mission Officer Handbook
Volumes I and II

Available for order now: The first volume contains wisdom and insights from 40 authors on the role of the mission officer and effective practices used at Catholic colleges and universities to advance mission and identity. The follow-up volume further addresses the numerous and varied roles of the mission officer, specifically as they relate to collaboration with those inside and outside the campus.

Authors focus on ways for the mission officer to collaborate and animate mission within academics, student and alumni affairs divisions, campus ministry, the greater community, and more. In addition, a section is dedicated to mission accountability, a contemporary issue for every higher education institution looking to renew its accreditation.

Be sure to order your copies today. Available in paperback and e-book formats.


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