Regis College of Toronto Named New Associate Member of AJCU
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) is pleased to welcome Regis College, affiliated with the University of Toronto, as its third associate member. Regis' president designate, Rev. Gordon Rixon, S.J., said, "Regis College offers a unique approach to the education of Jesuit and lay students preparing for ministry in the Church and faith-based service to society. This year, Regis enters a closer collaboration with St. Michael’s College, a sister theological school, to strengthen the Catholic presence at the University of Toronto. Together, the institutions offer rich opportunities to develop the Jesuit Universal Apostolic Preferences, especially as they respond to pressing justice issues with indigenous peoples in Canada."
To learn more about Regis College, please visit
Pell at 50: Stories from the AJCU Network
Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting stories of Pell Grant recipients from Jesuit schools, as part of the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Pell Grant program. We would like to thank Bill Colona, Assistant Vice President for Government Relations, Federal and Urban Affairs at Fordham University (and proud graduate of The University of Scranton and Georgetown University) for sharing his story; click here to learn more!
News from Jesuit Colleges & Universities
It's been two weeks since our last issue of AJCU Higher Ed News, so there's lots to catch up on! Here's the latest news from our campuses:

Boston College received a $1M grant from the American Nurses Foundation to support the national Reimagining Nursing Initiative; Canisius College signed an articulation agreement with D'Youville University to facilitate transfers for students in health care majors; Fairfield University announced the expansion of its nursing programs to Austin, TX; Georgetown University shared plans to launch a new doctor of philosophy program through its School of Nursing in Fall 2023; Loyola Marymount University received a $1.49M Upward Bound grant to help low-income and first-generation students prepare for college; and Saint Joseph's University announced plans to expand educational opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities through the Pathways to Authentic College Experiences program.
Our presidents have been in the news: Vincent D. Rougeau, J.D. of the College of the Holy Cross discussed his goals as president with the AMDG podcast; Linda LeMura, Ph.D. of Le Moyne College was named to this year's class of inductees to the Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame; Rev. Justin Daffron, S.J. of Loyola University New Orleans discussed leadership and mission with Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine; Dr. Michael R. Lovell of Marquette University announced the “President's and Chancellor’s Challenge: A Crosstown Collaboration to Address Poverty" with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; and Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J. was named president emeritus of Fordham University.
Last month, we highlighted commencements, World Refugee Day and Juneteenth--here are a few more stories that have come in since those events took place! An 87-year old nun and 2022 graduate of Santa Clara University was featured on CBS News; The University of Scranton partnered with community organizations to mark World Refugee Day; and Fairfield University held a prayer service to mark Juneteenth.

We also want to thank our friend, Dr. Mary J. Wardell-Ghirarduzzi, formerly of the University of San Francisco, for sharing an op-ed on Juneteenth that she wrote for the San Francisco Chronicle with our readers; click here to read it online!
Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal, AMDG Podcasts & More: Updates from our Jesuit Partners
Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal is out with a new issue AND an opening for a new co-editor of the scholarship section! Click here to read the new issue online and here to see the job description.

Questions? Please contact General Editor Kari Kloos, Ph.D. of Regis University:
In addition to the aforementioned new episode, the AMDG Podcast has two more new episodes with members of the AJCU network! Click here to hear a Creighton University student and Loyola University Chicago administrator discuss investment advocacy, and here to hear a Loyola University New Orleans administrator offer her perspective on why young people are leaving the Catholic Church.

Finally, our friends at Alpha Sigma Nu and the Pontifical Gregorian University are welcoming new leadership in Clara Dwyer as executive director of ASN, and Rev. Mark Lewis, S.J. as rector of the Gregorian.
AJCU Conferences, JFAN Gatherings and More:
Upcoming Events Across the Jesuit Network
Next week (July 13-16), Loyola University Chicago will sponsor a fully online meeting of the AJCU Communication Faculty Conference; if you are a professor of communications and media studies, this gathering is for you! Click here to register online.

Here's what else is happening on campus and online over the next few weeks: 
Finally, SAVE THE DATE! The Gerard Manley Hopkins Virtual Conference will be held online on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24. This year's conference theme is "Hopkins, Voice, and Echo." Faculty at Jesuit colleges and universities are invited to submit proposals for papers and register online; click here to learn more.
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