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Alumni Comments

Reflections by Institute Participants

"I continue to praise the quality of this program and the need it meets in Catholic Higher Education."
Dr. Marie Angelella George, President, Cabrini College, Radnor, PA

"This Institute was an important part of my learning and professional development as a Catholic university administrator.  The curriculum was responsive to my needs from both the theoretical and practical perspectives.  And the diversity of the attendees was the best, across divisions and departments, across all types of Catholic institutions (and we are different as we are the same), and the diversity of the participants themselves.  I thanked my VP for sending me."
Dr. Mary Wardell, Associate V.P. and Dean of Students, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

"IACHE is a great program, both for the content it conveys and the sense of service and colleagueship it engenders. Congratulations on a decade of leadership and service in Catholic higher education."
Sr. Christine De Vinne, OSU, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Ursuline College, Cleveland, OH

"The Institute was a very important experience for me at personal, professional and institutional levels. Thank you for this exceptional opportunity."
Dr. Richard McDowell, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Great Falls, Great Falls, MT

"Following the Institute I returned to Seattle U. to become head of a new division of Mission and Ministry. The Institute was my orientation and provided an immersion into the issues, values, and visions of this important area in Catholic higher education. I benefited from the excellent presentations and the opportunity to engage in discussion with others committed to the mission of Catholic higher education."
Rev. Anton Harris, SJ, (former) V.P. for Mission & Ministry, Seattle University, Seattle, WA

"One of the most important parts of the Institute was meeting people from other Catholic schools. There is a common bond and understanding of our Missions and…developing a network of people with common interests no matter what administrative position someone may be in was important…To have the opportunity to be away from my own campus and really focus on matters that often are put aside with the daily routine was critical to my personal development and the role I play in the development of the institution. And the lobster was great!"
Dr. Mary Beadle, Provost, Assumption College, Worcester, MA

"It was an inspiring and mind-stretching conference. The fact that several of us from the same institution have attended over the years has given us a helpful set of common experiences and ideas."
Dr. Mary Francine Danis, Professor of English, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX

"I have been interested in mission integration for years, and have attended lots of conferences, but IACHE has been the best experience of them all. The seminar-style approach rapidly creates a level of trust that generates a lot of learning and conversation in a relatively brief period of time. One has the opportunity to hear from the finest spokespeople in the country about virtually every topic of importance to Catholic higher education. I cannot recommend this institute highly enough!"
Dr. David Gentry-Akin, Professor, School of Liberal Arts, Saint Mary's College, Moraga, CA

"The IACHE provides a forum for administrators to discuss current issues in Catholic higher education. The Institute invites renowned speakers to address the participants and give context to the discussions. The speakers and participants generated lively discussions that were very valuable to me as an administrator because I learned about creative approaches to higher education issues and problems."
Dr. William Merriman, Dean, School of Education, Manhattan College, Bronx, NY

"I was told about the Institute from a colleague who found it to be 'life changing' and that that would be the most special conference of all conferences I had ever attended. It was!"
Margaret S. Kelly, V.P. for Institutional Advancement, Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA