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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Le Moyne College Announces First Female Lay President: A First for U.S. Jesuit Higher Education
Friday, April 04, 2014
On April 3, the Le Moyne College Board of Trustees unanimously elected Dr. Linda M. LeMura as the 14th president of the institution. With this appointment, Dr. LeMura is the first female lay president of a Jesuit college or university in the United States.

March 2014 Connections: A Tradition of Jesuit Excellence On and Off the Court
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The March 2014 issue of Connections features articles on milestone anniversaries and achievements for Jesuit basketball teams this season.

AJCU Celebrates Pope Francis' Historic First Year
Thursday, March 13, 2014
To commemorate Pope Francis' one-year anniversary, members of the AJCU network have participated in interviews and offered their perspectives on his Papacy to the media; hosted symposia on the "Francis Effect"; and even brought his likeness to campus, for students to have their picture taken with the Pope.

Lenten Resources from Jesuit Colleges and Universities
Friday, March 07, 2014
This Lenten season, Jesuit colleges and universities are offering a number of services and lectures on-campus, as well as online resources for prayer and meditation.

Dalai Lama Brings Message of Peace to Fifth Jesuit Campus in 21 Years
Friday, February 28, 2014
Since 1993, five member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) have hosted His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, on campus. On Monday, February 24th, Santa Clara University became the most recent Jesuit institution to welcome the spiritual leader of Tibet, who lectured on business, ethics and compassion.

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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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