Regis University Names Next President
This week, Regis University named Dr. Salvador D. Aceves as its next president. Dr. Aceves will be the first lay person and first Latino to lead Regis, where he currently serves as senior vice president and chief financial officer. He previously served at Fordham University and the University of San Francisco, and will begin his new role on January 1, 2023. All of us at AJCU offer our congratulations to Dr. Aceves!
News from Jesuit Colleges and Universities
Saint Peter's University announced the public launch of its largest fundraising campaign in University history; Rockhurst University broke ground on its new Alvin Brooks Center for Faith-Justice; Creighton University's successful retention strategies were featured in a new podcast on admissions leadership; Saint Joseph's University received a gift to expand its Explorers and Scholars in Science program; and a University of Scranton professor received a Templeton Foundation grant, as part of an interdisciplinary team researching social networks and brain health.

The presidents of all three AJCU schools in New York (Canisius College, Fordham University and Le Moyne College) were all named to the first 'Faith Power 100' list of influential religious leaders in New York; click here to learn more.

Mission Matters: Fairfield University launched a new Ignatian Fellows Program for its business faculty; Gonzaga University leaders shared reflections on a recent Ignatian pilgrimage to Rome; and the International Association of Jesuit Universities recently profiled a new faculty exchange program between Seattle University and the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia.
This fall, Boston College hosted the first in-person meeting of the AJCU Human Resources Conference since 2019. Sessions focused on the theme, "An Exploration of Formation at All Levels of the College/University," and were designed within the context of the Ignatian pedagogical paradigm. Many thanks to Bernie O'Kane of BC for providing this great photo and recap!
After last week's issue of AJCU Higher Ed News was published, we learned of another #JesuitEducated alum playing for Team USA in the World Cup! Click here to learn about Tim Ream, a former player for Saint Louis University. And, we have several more holiday concerts to share: Gonzaga University will host two Christmas Candlelight Concerts this weekend, while Loyola University Maryland will host its Festival of Lessons and Carols tonight!
Upcoming Jesuit Alumni Events:
NYC Winter Happy Hour & Wreaths Across America
Two great alumni events will be held on the East Coast next week! On Wednesday, December 14, recent graduates of Jesuit colleges and universities are invited to attend the NYC Winter All-Jesuit Happy Hour, hosted by Fordham University! Click here to sign up and learn more.
And on Saturday, December 17, all Jesuit alumni and friends are invited to participate in Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery. This year, all volunteers must register individually through the ANC website; for details on the meet-up location for Jesuit alumni and friends (and post-event reception!), please write to
Wreaths Across America is also being held across the country! Le Moyne College invites alumni and friends in New York and Massachusetts to participate as well; click here to learn more.

Here's what's happening online over the next few weeks:
Finally, our friends at John Carroll University were treated to a visit from everyone's favorite elf last week...Buddy! Click on the video below for some holiday fun (and stay tuned for next week's issue of AJCU Higher Ed News, which will feature Christmas videos from our schools!).
AJCU Higher Ed News is a weekly e-newsletter that features the latest news and information from Jesuit colleges and universities. To submit a story or subscribe, please send an e-mail to Deanna Howes Spiro (

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities · 1 DuPont Cir NW Ste 405 · Washington, DC 20036-1140 · USA