The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) regularly produces press releases and media alerts on news and initiatives by the Association, as well as the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.

For more information on the Association's outreach and public relations efforts, please contact Deanna Howes, AJCU's Director of Communications: (202) 862-9893 or
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Fall 2014 Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education Focuses on Mission Integration
Friday, August 15, 2014
The Fall 2014 issue of Conversations focuses on mission integration on Jesuit college and university campuses, with a special feature on Pope Francis.

Institute of Jesuit Sources to Move to Boston College
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The venerable publisher is moving from its longtime home in St. Louis to Boston College’s Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies.

AJCU Names New Leader of Ignatian Colleagues Program
Friday, July 18, 2014
Joseph A. DeFeo, Ph.D. will serve as the next Executive Director of the Ignatian Colleagues Program (ICP). He will begin his new role on August 1st.

AJCU Statement on the NCTQ Teacher Prep Review Report
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
On Tuesday, June 17th, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released its annual report and rankings of teacher preparation programs across the United States. Once again, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) and its member institutions refused to participate.

New Issue of Connections Focuses on Career Development on Jesuit Campuses
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
The May 2014 issue of Connections highlights ways that Jesuit colleges and universities are helping students apply their education toward meaningful careers after they have graduated.

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Quote of the week

"The greater. The better. The elusive idea of personifying the Magis in everything we do lives at the core of a Jesuit education. When we work, we must work as hard as we can. When we plan, we plan boldly. When we dream, we dream big."
Edward Cullen, Co-Founder, Bridge-USA, Fordham University '09

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Federal Relations

AJCU Federal Relations Network is the lobbying arm of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and comprised of at least one representative from each one of the twenty-eight Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The Network is kept up to date on an on-going basis by the Vice President for Federal Relations on all issues relating to Appropriations, budget, higher education authorization issues and taxes. The Network meets annually in September for a Legislative Conference and also participates in the Annual Committee for Education Funding Legislative Conference and Awards Dinner.
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AJCU Conferences

The 35+ Conferences sponsored by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) are affinity groups within the AJCU Network. The Conferences provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, information and best practices; support the professional development of their members; and present opportunities for AJCU representatives to discuss opportunities and challenges in Jesuit higher education. Most of the AJCU Conference groups meet in person at least once a year, and many of them communicate regularly through an AJCU listserv.
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International Outreach

The member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) are committed to developing programs and partnerships that advance international education and support initiatives that advance global citizenship.
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