Tuesday, September 16, 2014

About  Contact  Join  Donate


Catholic Education Daily

 

In Response to Catholic College President Survey Leaders Stress Catholic Identity

A Catholic News Service story features comments from various Catholic university presidents stressing the importance of promoting Catholic identity on campus.

"We are very clear in our specific mission distinctiveness" to promote the Catholic identity of the school, said Thomas Keefe, president of  University of Dallas, one of four college presidents interviewed by Catholic News Service in response to the findings of an Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities study, "The Catholic College and University President."

"Catholic presidents need to be intentional" about their school's Catholic identity and they cannot expect it to just happen on its own, said Rosalie Mirenda, president of Neumann University in Aston Pa., near Philadelphia.

The survey of college presidents found that while a majority of presidents at Catholic institutions were Catholic (114), a larger number of Catholics (135) presided over other four-year institutions. The survey also found that a higher percentage of presidents at Catholic institutions (16.4 percent) have come to office with little prior experience in higher education.

Fifty-nine percent of presidents of Catholic colleges said that the constituency that represents their greatest challenge is faculty.

"We take as part of our mission to transmit to our students the benefit of the Catholic intellectual tradition and ... to be supportive of the religious development of all students," Franciscan Sister Margaret Carney, who is president of St. Bonaventure University in New York, told Catholic News Service.

Catholic Education Daily is an online publication of The Cardinal Newman Society. Click here for email updates and free online membership with The Cardinal Newman Society.

Renewal Report

Departments

Minimize

Latest Featured

Catholic Is Our Core

Maximize

More News Categories

Maximize

Subscribe

Minimize

Join Us

Join thousands of Catholic families and individuals standing with The Cardinal Newman Society for faithful Catholic education. Members receive news roundups by email, about weekly.

Start your no-cost membership now!

Minimize

Donate

Our work is possible only through the generosity of countless supporters who share our mission. We have promoted and defended faithful Catholic education for 20 years! Please support our successful work by making a donation today.

Minimize

Stay Connected

Keep up with the latest developments by joining our social media networks:

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Linkedin

Connect on Facebook

Maximize

Links to News Sites

Maximize

Links to Blog Sites

Catholic Identity Concerns|Faith in Education|From the Bishops and Vatican|Religious Freedom | Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement
Copyright 2014 by Cardinal Newman Society -- 9720 Capital Ct., Ste. 201, Manassas, VA 20110