Letter from the Editor


By Deanna Howes Spiro, Vice President of Communications, AJCU As Women’s History Month comes to a close, we dedicate this issue of Connections to all of the women who lead […]

Santa Clara Makes Way for Next President

By Tracy Seipel, Associate Director of Storytelling, Santa Clara University At Santa Clara University, three significant milestones have occurred in March: March 19, 1851, the day of its founding; March […]

Leading for Mission at Gonzaga University

By Tom Miller, Interim Manager, Gonzaga University News Service Michelle Wheatley stepped into uncharted territory in 2019 when, with a doctorate in ministry from the San Francisco Theological Seminary in […]

Building A New Future Together at Loyola Chicago

By Adam Doster, Staff Writer, Loyola University Chicago Dominique Jordan Turner thinks of herself as “a builder.” Why follow somebody else’s blueprint when you can design your own from scratch? […]

New Leadership Underway at Regis University

By Sara Knuth, News and Marketing Writer/Editor, Regis University When Cody Teets became interim president of Regis University in January, she made history as the first woman to lead the […]

Engineering Change at Marquette University

By Jill Nuelle, Marquette University Dr. Kristina Ropella has come a long way from sitting as one of the few women in her engineering classes as an undergraduate student at […]

Government Relations


By Jenny Smulson, Vice President of Government Relations, AJCU Five months into the fiscal year, Congress passed, and President Biden signed, the FY22 Consolidated Appropriations Act (HR 2471). This legislation […]