Previous Workshops for Senior Administrators

2015 - Mentoring for Leadership in Mission
Belmont University
October 8-9, 2015

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Speakers

J. Bradley Creed, President of Campbell University

Denise Doyle, Provost Emerita of the University of the Incarnate Word


2014 - From Mission to Meaningful Lives: Student Success in  Church-Related Higher Education
Xavier University of Louisiana
September 25 - 26, 2014

Speakers: Bobby Fong*, President of Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania and Patricia O'Connell Killen, Academic Vice President of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. More information on  this conference, including speakers' presentation, is available here.

*President Fong passed away several weeks before the workshop, and his paper was presented by Mark Schwehn, former Provost of Valparaiso University and the LFP's Project Director.


2013 -  Mission and the Economic Challenges Facing Higher Education
The University of Scranton
October 17 and 18, 2013

Speakers: Christine M. Wiseman, president of Saint Xavier University, and R. Richard Ray, provost of Hope College.  More  information on this conference, including the speakers' presentations, is available here.


2012 - Christian Higher Education:The Legal and Regulatory Landscape.
The University of Indianapolis
October 18 and 19, 2012

On October 18 and 19, 2012, the Workshop for Senior Administrators convened at the University of Indianapolis with the topic: Christian Higher Education:The Legal and Regulatory Landscape.  This workshop  addressed the challenges posed by contemporary legal and regulatory dynamics to the mission and identity of church-related institutions of higher learning and suggest positive ways to address them.

David W. Burcham, President of Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California and John E. Hart,

General Counsel of Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio were the two speakers for this workshop which was lead by Mel Piehl, Dean of Christ College, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana.

Speakers: David W. Burcham, President of Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California and John E. Hart, General Counsel of Cedarville University,  Cedarville, Ohio.  More information on this conference, including photographs and video recordings of the presentations, is available here.


2011 - Leadership, Mission, and Meaning: Engaging the Curriculum
Samford University

The speakers for this year’s Administrators Workshop were MaryStrey, Vice President for Academic  Affairs, Dean of the Faculty, and Professor of Chemistry and Biology at Central College in Pella, Iowa and Paul E. Benson, Dean  of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio.  Click here for Mary Strey's talk and here for Paul E. Benson's session.  To learn more about the speakers, click here.  Administrator Workshop attendees attended the Vespers service, “This Far by Faith,” at the Andrew Gerow Hodges Chapel of Beeson Divinity School at Samford University, Thursday evening, October 20, led  by Dr. Penny Marler, liturgist and Professor of Religion, with preaching by Timothy George,Dean and Professor of Divinity, History, and Doctrine, at Beeson Divinity School.  The service was directed by Eric L. Mathis, Instructor of  Church Music and Worship Leadership with Kristin Kenning, Assistant Professor of Music, as cantor.  A video recording of Timothy George's sermon is available here.


2010 - The Arts as Institutional Signature
Valparaiso University

The entire Administrators Workshop was filmed and individual presentations are now available.  To view the recordings of the Administrator Workshop, click here.  To obtain a DVD copy of the complete 2010 Workshop for Senior Administrators, please contact the Lilly Fellows Program.


2009 - Assessing Mission Effectiveness
Calvin College

2008 - Diversity and Mission
Seattle Pacific University

2007 - Mentoring for Mission
Mercer University

2006 - Hiring for Mission
Xavier University, Cincinati, OH

2005 - Marketing for Mission

2004 - Hiring for Mission: The Role of Department Chairs
St. Olaf College

2003 - Developing Leadership for Mission
Pepperdine University

2002 - Developing Boards for Mission
Valparaiso University

2001 - Developing Faculty for Mission
Rivier College

2000 - Hiring for Mission
Loyola Marymount University

Noteworthy News

Announcing the Winner and Finalists of the 2016 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Non-fiction

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February LFP Update

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