Trustee Forum

“Today, more than ever, the universities need your mission governance. And this capacity for mission governance is not conferred automatically on every trustee. It must be cultivated through encounters like this AJCU Trustee Forum.”

— Rev. Arturo Sosa, S.J., Jesuit Superior General

Jesuit colleges and universities in North America benefit from the contributions of roughly one thousand trustees who guide the schools’ mission and work. The AJCU Trustee Forum provides trustees with the opportunity to ground their service in the heart of the Jesuit mission, connect with counterparts at a wide range of schools, and sharpen skills needed for contemporary board leadership. Piloted in 2019, the AJCU Trustee Forum is offered in the spring and fall of each year to both new and veteran trustees. Presidents are also welcome to attend.

Fall 2023 Forum program events will take place at Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus in downtown Chicago, while accommodations will be made available at the Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel (20 E Chestnut St., Chicago, Illinois; 312-324-4000). Registration links for upcoming Fora are below. Travel expenses and accommodations are the responsibility of the school/participant. Detailed Forum schedules, pre-readings, and other event details are sent directly to registered participants.

2023-24 AJCU Trustee Forum Dates:

Fall 2023: Friday, October 13 (4:00PM) to Sunday, October 15 (12:00PM) at Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus. Open to all trustees; optional for presidents.

Spring 2024: Friday, April 12 (4:00PM) to Sunday, April 14 (12:00PM) at Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus. Open to all trustees; optional for presidents.

Related AJCU programs:

Jesuit Trustee Forum: January 3-5, 2024, at Loyola University New Orleans (Registration Link TBD)
Spring 2024 Board Chairs, Provincials, and Presidents Meeting: Thursday, April 4 (5:00PM Reception and Dinner) to Saturday, April 6 (12:00PM) at Loyola University Chicago.

For more information on these programs, please contact Sue Rush at