Dear Colleague,


    Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Jesuit Leadership Seminar, the Seminar’s 16th year of forming Ignatian leaders who are "men and women for others" at their Jesuit colleges and universities.


    This coming June, colleagues from across the network of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States will gather on the Water Tower Campus of Loyola University Chicago for four days of deep conversation about our common work, mission and future.


    Presidents, scholars, and senior administrators will serve as faculty for the Seminar, guiding us as we learn together, share best practices and challenges, and deepen the networks and connections crucial to supporting and advancing the vision of Jesuit Higher Education.


    I invite you to visit the website often for updates on this year’s faculty, topics, and testimonials from past attendees. While participation is determined through nominations by member institutions, we welcome those interested in the Seminar to reach out.


    With diverse participation and support from our network across the country, we will continue and enrich the Jesuit’s centuries-old educational tradition and look to the future together. I wish you well in the academic year and hope to meet you in Chicago.


    Warm regards,

    Jeanne Fielding Lord

    Director, The Jesuit Leadership Seminar

  • Our Mission

    Supporting leaders who will guide the future of Jesuit institutions


    With the support of the presidents of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities offers The Jesuit Leadership Seminar.


    Its goal is to contribute to the formation of administrators in Jesuit colleges and universities who will, in the words of St. Ignatius Loyola, “Go out and set the world on fire!”


    Participants in The Jesuit Leadership Seminar are introduced to the foundations of Jesuit education and actively engage in discussions with peers from around the country on how the Jesuit educational tradition may be applied in the everyday work of university decision making.


    Drawing on the expertise of skilled practitioners from the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities consortium – including current and past Jesuit university presidents who serve among the faculty – the Seminar offers fresh perspective on key questions facing Ignatian leaders.


    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.

    Contact: lordj@georgetown.edu


    Kevin D. Sullivan

    Program Coordinator, The Jesuit Leadership Seminar


    Kevin D. Sullivan has served as the Program Coordinator for the Jesuit Leadership Seminar since 2016. In addition to his work with the AJCU, he is the Assistant Director of Advancement for Nativity Preparatory School of Boston, a free Jesuit middle school serving boys from low-income families. Before Nativity Prep, Kevin was Projects Manager for the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University, 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.


    Contact: kds58@georgetown.edu

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