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​Mission Formation Reading Materials ​for New Trustee Orientatio​​​n

Incoming Board of Trustee Members are asked to review the following material prior to meeting with the VP/AVPs of Mission and Ministry so Trustees can gain a basic understanding of a Vincentian approach to Higher Education, Mission, and the Best Practices of Catholic higher education.​

  • “The Vincentian Tradition” by Dennis Holtschneider, C.M. – a chapter of a book that presents a brief overview of the life of Vincent de Paul, Vincentian Spirituality, Mission, and an explanation of who “the poor” are
  •  The Vincentian Higher Education Apostolate in the United States by Dennis Holtschneider, C.M. and Ed Udovic, C.M.– a history of Vincentian Higher Education
  • Catholic Identity and Mission Assessment (CIMA): A Best Practices Guide - assists with understanding assessment domains unique to Catholic education. It is divided into 10 domains commonly expressed in the mission statements of Catholic colleges and universities.
  • Systemic Change and the Vincentian Family, Patricia de Nava - text of a presentation that gives an understanding of what the International Vincentian Family is and provides a perspective on the Vincentian Family Systemic Change approach to living out the mission.

  • The DePaul University Mission Statement was approved by the Board in March of 2021. Here is a brief video created for the Board explaining the revision process, and a note from Fr. Memo Campuzano, C.M. announcing the new statement.
  • Video “Vincent de Paul:Charity’s Saint” (1 hour 4 minutes) – Documentary on St. Vincent and how his guidance continues to shape movements for justice and systemic change in our world today.

Additional Optional Resources