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Mission

The Center for the Advancement of Catholic Higher Education (The Center), a division of The Cardinal Newman Society, collaborates with Catholic colleges and universities to share, formulate, recommend, and promote policies and programs that strengthen and preserve their Catholic identity.

The Center is located at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD, and also operates from The Cardinal Newman Society headquarters in Manassas, VA.

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Values

The core values of The Center are:

  • Consistent integrity, quality and accuracy.
  • A forward-looking and problem-solving approach.
  • Appreciation for the expertise, dedication and responsibilities of Catholic college and university leaders and faculty.
  • Respect for the authority of the Vatican and bishops with regard to Catholic identity for Catholic higher education.
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Goals

The Center fulfills its mission through three interrelated goals:

  1. Fostering collaboration and mutual support among academic and religious leaders who are committed to faithful, quality Catholic higher education.
  2. Promoting excellence in leadership of Catholic higher education by sharing, formulating, recommending, and promoting policies and practices to enhance Catholic identity in areas of academic quality, student life, governance and Church relations.
  3. Providing insightful and valuable analysis of critical issues and developments in higher education, the Church and government that impact Catholic colleges and universities and the preservation of their Catholic identity.
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Team

Leadership

Msgr. Stuart W. Swetland, S.T.D.
Director
Vice President for Catholic Identity & Mission, 
Mount St. Mary's University

Bob Laird
Director of Programs, 
The Cardinal Newman Society

Ecclesiastical Advisor

His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke, D.D., J.C.D.
Prefect, Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura


Contact

Msgr. Stuart Swetland's Office

Center for the Advancement of Catholic Higher Education
Mount St. Mary's University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

301-447-5486
info [at] catholichighered [dot] org

Business & Operations Office

Center for the Advancement of Catholic Higher Education
The Cardinal Newman Society
9720 Capital Court, Suite 201
Manassas, VA 20110

703-367-0333, ext. 103
info [at] catholichighered [dot] org

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