Association of Colleges of Sisters of St. Joseph

March Highlights
ACSSJ and it's nine member colleges join together for an exciting month, including the celebration of National Catholic Sisters Week.
ACSSJ Welcomes New Presidents
Elms College announces Harry E. Dumay, Ph.D., as their 11th new president effective in July. Harry E. Dumay, has a Ph.D. from Boston College and MBA from Boston University, and is currently the senior vice president and chief financial officer at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.For more about Dr. Dumay and his upcoming presidency at Elms College, please visit here.

St. Joseph's College, announces the appointment of Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D. He will become the College’s eighth president effective July 1, 2017. Most recently, he served as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania. For more about Dr. Boomgaarden and his upcoming presidency with St. Joseph's College, please visit here.
ACSSJ's nine member campuses participated in National Catholic Sisters Week
Thank you to all member campuses that worked hard to produce numerous events for the celebration of National Catholic Sisters Week (NCSW).  Thank you to National Catholic Sisters Week and the Hilton Foundation who made this week possible with a generous $8,000 grant. 

This year, events focused on loving the dear neighbor without distinction and addressed topics such as, human trafficking, environmental issues and sustainability, and creating an inclusive community for those who are or who were formally incarcerated.  NCSW events will be highlighted in our April newsletter.

Please visit our website or find us on Facebook using #dearneighbor #NCSW2017 to learn more about 2017 NCSW events.

Student Exchange Program
The Association of Colleges of Sisters of St. Joseph's student exchange program offers opportunity for students to travel and study at another one of our member campuses. St. Catherine University student, Rebecca Daml studied at Chestnut Hill College during the 2016 fall semester. Rebecca found the student exchange program to be a great opportunity for her to explore new cities while having her home school's financial aid package remain intact and stay on-track to graduate. Read more about her story here.

The deadline to apply to our Student Exchange Program for is April 10, 2017. Please encourage students to apply.  For more information, visit our website.  
The Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges (ASACCU) Conference will be held at Neumann University, just outside of Philadelphia. The theme of this year's conference is: "Journey for the Dream: Catholic Higher Education as a Compass for Students." ACSSJ invites campuses and colleagues to submit program proposals for ACACCU's annual conference. Conference proposals are due on April 30th. 
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