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Catholic Universities in Dialogue - Catholic Identities - January 13

The International Federation of Catholic Universities today brings together nearly 250 universities worldwide. Created in very diverse conditions, with a variety of religious sensibilities, our universities also evolve in extremely different contexts. One of the constants of their work, however, is always to question their Catholic identity, which is a matter of constituted traditions as well as of constituent traditions.

IFCU presents a series of interviews with Catholic figures who come to bear witness and share their reflections and experiences on what it means to be a Catholic university today.



Save the Date January 13th, 2021 - 2.30 PM (Paris Time)


Current Experiments in Strengthening Catholic Mission


Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, CM, Ed.D.

President of the ACCU (US)



Fr. Dennis Holtschneider will present the different facets of the Catholic identities of higher education institutions in the United States; will give a particular focus on Current Experiments in Strengthening Catholic Mission.  He will show that the US has 15 different approaches at present, and will make some early comments on their strengths and weaknesses. 


Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, CM, Ed.D., ACCU President


Prominent in the field of Catholic higher education, Fr. Holtschneider began his tenure as ACCU president on July 1, 2019. He served as president of DePaul University in Chicago, the nation’s largest Catholic university, from 2004 to 2017. A frequent speaker, consultant, and writer on issues facing colleges and universities, he has served on the boards of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the American Council on Education, and ACCU, which he chaired from 2010 to 2012. He currently chairs the Niagara University Board of Trustees and the Institute of Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California.