Colleagues Back from Rome

12th IALU Leadership Program for Faculty & Administrators in Rome


Manhattan College welcomes back to Riverdale our four participants in this year’s two-week International Association of Lasallian Universities (IALU) Leadership Program (June 3-16, 2018):


  • Dr. Katherine Aquino, Faculty and Quality Assurance Coordinator, School of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • Father Thomas Franks, Campus Ministry and Social Action, Student Life
  • Amy Handfield, Assistant Director for Access Services, Library
  • Dr. Dominika Wrozynski, English Department, School of Liberal Arts


They were amog the 46 participants in the program that included faculty and administrators from twenty-two Lasallian universities located in 10 countries:



Among the topics and presenters during the program were:


Higher Education and the Lasallian Mission

Brother Gustavo Ramirez, FSC, Ph.D., General Councilor for Higher Education, Rome


Culture and Community  / Lasallian Spirituality

Brother Michael French, FSC, D.Min., Midwest District, USA


The Lasallian Founding Story / IALU Research Agenda

Roxanne Eubank, Ed.D., Director of the Institute for Lasallian Studies, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, USA


The Lasallian Mission in the 21st Century

Brother Diego Muñoz, FSC, Ph.D., Coordinating Secretary for Lasallian Resources and Research, Rome


CIAMEL - The International Council for Lasallian Association and the Educational Mission

Alisa Macksey, Chair of CIAMEL, Associate Editor, AXIS, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota


The Catholic Intellectual Tradition

Dominic Colonna, Ph.D., Professor of Theology, Lewis University, USA


Envisioning the Future of Lasallian Higher Education

Brother Louis De Thomasis, FSC, Ph.D., President Emeritus of the European Division of Christian Brothers Investment Services Inc., District of Eastern North America (DENA)


Previous participants from Manhattan College can be found here.


Faculty and administrators interested in participating in this international Lasallian professional development and personal formation program are encouraged to speak with past participants and to contact Brother Jack Curran, Vice President for Mission, for more information (before December 5th).


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