An update from the CUA Presidential Search Committee . . . May 10, 2010
As the academic year comes to a close at CUA, I take pleasure in presenting another update regarding our search for the university’s next president. We continue to be on target to meet the timetable originally established by the Board of Trustees to choose a successor to Fr. O’Connell.
- Catholic identity and mission: As a Catholic institution of higher education, CUA will continue to manifest leadership and participation in the ongoing mission of the Church to engage the contemporary culture with the Gospel message as it is transmitted through the Church. CUA does this through our structures and programs and in the life and activities of students, faculty, and staff.
- Academic excellence: We seek to attract and nurture top quality faculty and students by enhancing our academic programs and reputation. We will identify, evaluate, and strengthen those academic programs that are excellent, sustainable, and key participants in the dialogue between faith and culture that will equip CUA students to live an authentically Catholic way of life. This aspiration will attract and involve students in the highest quality academic experience and invite accomplished and recognized scholars to the faculty
- A focus on students: In the context of participating in a community that derives its inspiration from Catholic values, we aspire to offer a vibrant campus life for our students to help them develop intellectual excellence and the spiritual, social, and human virtues that will be sustain them throughout their lives
- Resource development and management: We are seeking a President who will attract resources to the University through outreach to our alumni, parents, and friends, building strong bonds with our students, and articulating our distinct message to a broad community. The President will need to balance budgets, build the endowment, finance growth, manage debt, and anticipate future developments.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Chairman of the CUA Presidential Search Committee