Alisa Macksey, executive director of Saint Mary’s First Generation Initiative, was recently invited to the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) Women Executive Leaders Gathering in Chicago. This group of leaders within Catholic higher education gathered April 15-17 to begin shaping ACCU’s women’s executive leadership initiative within the Leaders in Catholic Higher Education program.
The goals of the ACCU programming for women executive leaders are:
- To increase the number of women in executive leadership positions in Catholic Higher Education.
- To ensure sustained success of women who achieve executive leadership positions.
- To access the leadership gifts of women in Catholic Higher Education.
Other attendees included women from Lewis University, Fairfield University, DePaul University, and more. Presenters included presidents from Dominican University, Saint Xavier University, and Loyola University Chicago.