Cabrini University hosted an evening of dialogue on the challenges and opportunities facing Catholic Higher Education in America. Cabrini Interim President Mrs. Helen Drinan (r.) offered a welcome and a brief history of Cabrini University, focusing on the vision of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in establishing Cabrini College which opened in 1957 with 43 women under the leadership of Sr. Ursula Infante, MSC.
Distinguished panelists Kerry Alys Robinson (2nd r.), Executive Partner for Global and National Initiatives, and Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M., (l.) President, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) engaged in an informative exchange moderated by Dr. Angela Campbell (c.) Vice-President of Mission, Ministry and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) at Cabrini University.
While acknowledging the many challenges present in higher education today, particularly in Catholic Higher Education, many thoughtful and creative proposals were discussed for the future, such as ensuring the distinctive nature of the sponsoring charism in nuancing the delivery of academic offerings; partnering with other universities in course delivery; and offering liberal arts courses to complement training in the vocational trades to grant a college degree.