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The Church in the 21st Century Center

C21 Easter Series

The second panel in the Easter series explored ideas from presidents of Catholic colleges and universities about the Church’s tasks of reform and renewal.  The panelists shared insights from their experience leading and governing Catholic institutions of higher education.

Ideas from University Presidents | March 28, 2019 | The Heights Room, Corcoran Commons | 7:00 P.M.

Karen Kiefer Dir of the C21 Center

Moderator: Karen Kiefer, Director, The Church in the 21st Century Center. A Boston College alumnus, Karen has worked at Boston College in a variety of capacities for more than twenty years, including University Advancement, the Department of Communication, and the C21 Center, where she has served for 11 years.

Karen Kiefer Dir of the C21 Center

Panelist: William P. Leahy, S.J. President of Boston College.  Father Leahy is a member of the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus, became the 25th president of Boston College in July, 1996. He is the author of Adapting to America: Catholics, Jesuits and Higher Education in the Twentieth Century, as well as scholarly articles on religious and educational history in the United States.

Karen Kiefer Dir of the C21 Center

Panelist: Joseph McShane, S.J. President of Fordham University. Prior to assuming his current role in 2003, Father McShane served as the President of the University of Scranton and the Dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill.  He was ordained a priest of the Society of Jesus in 1977.

Karen Kiefer Dir of the C21 Center

Panelist: Sister Janet Eisner, SNDDEN, President of Emmanuel College. Since 1979 Sister Eisner has led Emmanuel through a time of exceptional innovation, achievement and growth. She also serves on the Executive Committee of MASCO (the Medical Academic and Scientific Community Organization, Inc.), and on the boards of the Colleges of the Fenway, The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and St. John's Seminary in Brighton, MA.