Dear Colleague,


    Thank you for your interest in The 2017 Jesuit Leadership Seminar.


    This coming June, Ignatian-inspired colleagues from across the network of Jesuit Colleges and Universities in the United States will meet on the campus of Loyola University Chicago for four days of deep conversation about our work, our mission and the future of Jesuit Higher Education


    Presidents, scholars, and senior administrators will serve as faculty for the Seminar; we will learn together as we deepen the networks and connections crucial to supporting and advancing the vision of Jesuit Higher Education in a challenging time.


    The Seminar has been an energizing and transformative experience for many years now. I invite you to visit the website often for updates on this year’s faculty, topics, and testimonials from past attendees. With your participation and support, we will continue and enrich that tradition. I wish you well in the new semester and hope to meet you in Chicago.


    Warm regards,


    Jeanne Fielding Lord

    Director, The Jesuit Leadership Seminar


    Jeanne Fielding Lord, Ed.D., J.D.

    Director, The Jesuit Leadership Seminar


    Jeanne Fielding Lord, Ed.D., J.D. was named director of the Jesuit Leadership Seminar in January 2014. In addition to her work with AJCU, Lord serves as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Undergraduate Students at Georgetown University, where she also holds appointments as a professional lecturer in the departments of Catholic Studies and American Studies.

    Lord earned her undergraduate degree at the Medical College of Virginia, and holds a J.D from The Catholic University of America and an Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a frequent speaker on the topic of women’s leadership, and in 2009 was invited to give the Rita Casella Jones Lecture at the Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies at Fordham University. In 2011, she was elected to honorary membership in Alpha Sigma Nu, and last year received the Matteo Ricci Award from the John Carroll Fellows Program at Georgetown.

    Lord has long been deeply involved in promoting Jesuit mission and identity, and has participated in both the Jesuit Leadership Seminar and the Ignatian Colleagues Program. In partnership with the Office of Mission and Ministry at Georgetown, she facilitates seminars on Jesuit higher education and Ignatian traditions for staff and faculty.



    Kevin D. Sullivan

    Program Coordinator, The Jesuit Leadership Seminar


    Kevin D. Sullivan is serving as the Program Coordinator for the 2017 Jesuit Leadership Seminar. In addition to his work with the AJCU, Kevin is the Projects Manager for the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University. The Initiative is a unique effort to apply Catholic Social Thought to national and global issues, build bridges across political, religious, and ideological lines, and encourage a new generation of Catholic lay leaders in pursuing the common good.


    Kevin earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, where he first encountered the Ignatian tradition and was deeply inspired and formed by both Jesuit and lay educators.