Each July, the Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education hosts a four-day seminar providing a singular opportunity for administrators and leaders at Catholic colleges and universities around the globe to interact with some of the nation’s most outstanding scholars and practitioners as they address issues that Catholic higher education faces on a daily basis.

Designed for Leaders at Catholic Institutions

The seminar is designed to serve administrative leaders such as presidents, provosts, vice-presidents, deans, mission officers, major program directors, and others in positions responsible for institutional mission and identity.

The Institute has attracted administrators from Catholic colleges and universities across the U.S., Australia, South America, Belize, Canada, Taiwan, Ghana, Guatemala, the Philippines, Haiti, and South Africa.

Questions We Address

  • What does it mean to be a Catholic college or university in the 21st century?
  • How do we animate a Catholic campus culture?
  • What role does the Catholic intellectual tradition play to inform curriculum and intellectual life?
  • What defines the nature of the relationships and the appropriate practices between institutions of Catholic higher education and the Church?
  • What are the implications of increased lay leadership in Catholic colleges and universities?
  • How does Catholic social and moral teaching inform campus culture, policies and curriculum?
  • How do we assess the mission?

Meet the Director

Michael James, Ph.D.

Application Information


July 18-21, 2022

Deadline: April 1, 2022
Lodging: Connors Family Retreat Center
Cost: $2,500

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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