Senior executive leaders, including many presidents and vice presidents, representing seven Holy Cross colleges and universities in the United States gathered for the second annual Holy Cross Higher Education reception and dinner on Sunday, February 5. The dinner was held during the annual meeting of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) in Washington, D.C.
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Representatives from the University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, Indiana), Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, Indiana), St. Edward’s University (Austin, Texas), University of Portland (Portland, Oregon), King’s College (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania), Stonehill College (North Easton, Massachusetts), and Holy Cross College (Notre Dame, Indiana) were in attendance.
Fr. William Lies, C.S.C., Superior of the United States Province of Priests and Brothers, opened the gathering with prayer. The event coordinators, Dr. Chris Haug, Provincial Assistant for Apostolic Mission and Charism for the US Province, and Dr. Rich Bautsch, Executive Director for the Holy Cross Institute at St. Edward's University, provided the program. It was a delightful evening of networking, fellowship, and conversation with a primary focus on developing relationships to aid in collaboration across the Holy Cross family of higher education institutions in the United States.