2017 Annual Meeting




to everyone who made the 2017 ACCU Annual Meeting such a success!

View photos from the conference on our Flickr page.

In the long tradition of the Catholic Church, diversity embodies inclusion—a concept tied directly to the glory of God. For this reason, a “radical hospitality” greets all who enter Catholic colleges and universities, an incarnation of the welcoming spirit of Christ. Working from a broad understanding of diversity enables Catholic higher education to take a transformational approach to educating mind, heart, and body.

ACCU is proud that its 2017 Annual Meeting provided practical advice for advancing a deeper understanding of diversity and inclusion on campus. We are happy to offer the following resources:



Speaker Presentations & Other Content

ACCU Recognizes Outstanding Contributors to Catholic Higher Education

At the opening of its annual conference on January 28, 2017, the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities presented awards to three distinguished figures who have each advanced Catholic higher education. Watch the tribute videos to each recipient below, and read the full news release...

The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC Award
for outstanding contributions and extended service to Catholic higher education to:

Rev. Michael J. Sheeran, SJ
President, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities; and former President, Regis University









The Monika K. Hellwig Award
for outstanding contributions to Catholic intellectual life to:

Sr. Margaret Carney, OSF, S.T.D.
Former President, St. Bonaventure University

The Presidents’ Distinguished Service Award
for personal service of exceptional quality to Catholic higher education to:

Thomas M. Landy, Ph.D.
Director, Rev. Michael C. McFarland, SJ Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture, College of the Holy Cross; and Director, Collegium

Pre-conference Sessions included:

Mission Officers Conference - Friday, January 27, 2017
Chief Academic Officers Meeting - Saturday, January 28, 2017
Senior Student Affairs Officers Conference - Saturday, January 28, 2017

During the Annual Meeting, ACCU recognized two ACCU member institutions celebrating their 100th anniversaries in 2017: CampionCollege-100 ProvidenceCollege-100













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