Administrators Workshop

The Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts presents

The Twentieth Annual Workshop for Senior Administrators: 

Our Students: Their Spiritual and Religious Lives

Registration is now closed.

October 17-18, 2019
Baylor University
Waco, Texas



Denise Doyle

Provost Emerita

University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, Texas



Kathleen M. Light


University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, Texas




Brian Johnson

Assistant Vice President for Mission and Ministry

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, Indiana


John Schmalzbauer

Blanche Gorman Strong Chair in Protestant Studies

Missouri State University

Springfield, Missouri


Our Students: Their Spiritual and Religious Lives will help senior administrators from church-related institutions understand their students’ religious and spiritual lives and consider broad missional responses to this information in terms of faculty development, teaching, spiritual/pastoral care, and student services.

Dr. John Schmalzbauer, Blanche Gorman Strong Chair in Protestant Studies at Missouri State University, will present data on the religious and spiritual lives of students at church-related colleges and universities, drawing on UCLA’s American Freshman study and recent surveys from Catholic, evangelical, and mainline Protestant institutions. His presentation will focus on the rise of the “nones,” the impact of cultural and religious diversity, and the relevance of student spirituality for academics and student affairs. In response, Denise Doyle, Brian Johnson, Kathleen M. Light, will help attendees connect these data to mission. The workshop will not offer a declension narrative; rather, we hope to understand contemporary shifts in our students lives so that we can best align our institutional practices with these shifts. In short, we want to engage the students we have, not the ones we think we have.

You can download Dr. Schmalzbauer's presentation here.

In conjunction with its annual National Conference, the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities sponsors an annual Workshop for Senior Administrators of Lilly Network institutions. These workshops are arranged within the Lilly Network and are offered at no cost to senior administrators at Lilly Network member institutions.

Each institution is eligible to register one senior administrator (president, vice president, academic dean, provost, or equivalent) or, given the topic, a relevant administrator. One academic administrator from a Lilly Network school may attend the Workshop for Senior Administrators at no cost. Accommodations, meals, and travel reimbursements of up to $600 will be provided for those who register by the September deadline. Space is limited; additional participants from member schools will be waitlisted until the September Registration Deadline and will be enrolled as slots become available after that date.

Registration is now closed.
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Learn more about past Administrators Workshops here.

Noteworthy News

LFP office closed

The Lilly Fellows Program office will be closed from November 25-29, 2019. 

November LFP Update

The Current LFP Update for November 2019 is now available. Click here.

2019 LFP Book Award Winner Announced

The Resilience of Religion in American Higher Education by John Schmalzbauer and Kathleen Mohoney is the 2019 winner of the LFP Book Award. For more information and to learn about the 2019 LFP Book Award Finalists, click here.

Now Accepting Applications for the 2020-2022 Lilly Postodoctoral Fellowship

The Lilly Fellows Program is now accepting applications for the 2020-2022 two-year Lilly Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship at Valparaiso University. For more information, click here.

Announcing a call for Nominations for the 2020 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Music Performance

The National Board of the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities is proud to announce the 2020 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Music Performance. For more information and how to nominate, click here.

Lilly Network of Church- Related Colleges and Universities

If you are interested in learning more about membership in the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, please contact us here.