"An Accidental Formation": A Conversation with Dr. Stephanie Russell, Vice President of Mission Integration at AJCU

"An Accidental Formation": A Conversation with Dr. Stephanie Russell, Vice President of Mission Integration at AJCU

Dr. Stephanie Russell has had a remarkable career in mission-focused work. Her work in ministry began in the 1980s at Red Cloud Indian School (Pine Ridge, South Dakota), located in one of the poorest counties in the United States. Dr. Russell went on to spend eleven years working as Provincial Assistant for Lay Formation and Social Ministry with the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus, followed by fifteen years as Vice President for Mission and Ministry at Marquette University before coming to AJCU in 2016. She describes the process that prepared her for this new role as an “accidental formation” in Ignatian spirituality and pedagogy.

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Holy Cross' Vice President for Mission Returns to Lead Mission Programs at Alma Mater

Holy Cross' Vice President for Mission Returns to Lead Mission Programs at Alma Mater

Rev. William R. Campbell, S.J. ’87 was named vice president for mission at the College of the Holy Cross in the summer of 2014. In this interview, Fr. Campbell talks about the priorities of the mission office, becoming a priest, and shares his prediction for the winner of the Holy Cross/Boston University Turnpike Trophy basketball rivalry.

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The Mission Animators at Xavier University

The Mission Animators at Xavier University

A relatively new mission-oriented strategic initiative has blossomed at Xavier University. A few years ago, the University President, Rev. Michael J. Graham, S.J., invited a number of heads of centers and academic programs with strong touch-points to the Jesuit identity to come together to create more integrated programming across the campus. This working group named itself “The Mission Animators.”

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