Catholic Education Symposium – February 2012

Catholic Education: Sustaining the Mission
Integrating Finance, Development, Planning and Operations to Strengthen Catholic Education
February 8-10, 2012 / San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter – San Antonio, Texas

The O’Meara Ferguson Catholic Education Symposium, Catholic Education: Sustaining the Mission, was a tremendous success. Nearly 100 of the most effective practitioners and brightest minds in Catholic Education gathered for three days in San Antonio to discuss the integration of finance, development, planning and operations with Catholic Education. Participants listened to an impressive array of clergy and lay speakers, and received Sustaining the Mission, a manual offering a step-by-step roadmap for revitalizing Catholic Schools.

Video, audio, and print materials are available from our Catholic Education Symposium, and are in the process of being prepared for distribution. We will notify all participants when the materials are ready. If you would like to receive notification, please send us an email.
Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron (biography)
Archbishop of Detroit
“The Nature and Identity of Catholic Education”
Most Reverend Gustavo García-Siller (biography)
Archbishop of San Antonio
Principal celebrant and homilist – opening Mass
Most Reverend Emilio Carlos Berlie Belaunzaran (biography)
Archbishop of Yucatan, Mexico
“Historical Roots: Challenges and Opportunities for the Hispanic Ministry in Catholic Education”
(presented in Spanish with simultaneous English translation provided)
Most Reverend Oscar Cantú, S.T.D. (biography)
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of San Antonio
“The Hispanic Reality in the U.S.: Opportunities for Catholic Schools to Partner with Latino Families”
(presented in Spanish with simultaneous English translation provided)
Mr. Patrick O’Meara (biography)
President and Founder, O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan, and Conway
“The Integration of Catholic Identity, Operational Excellence, Finance and Development in Creating a Vision for Catholic Education”
Sr. Mary Paul McCaughey, O.P. (biography)
Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of Chicago
“Integration of Faith, Scholarship, and Student Life on the Secondary Level: One Seat on a Three-legged Stool”
Rev. Fr. John Piderit, S.J. (biography)
President of the Catholic Education Institute
“Challenges We Face with Catholic Identity”
President Daniel J. Elsener (biography)
Marian University
“The Nature and Identity of Catholic Education: A Response”
Mr. Bob Longo (biography)
President, SchoolOne
“Technology Solutions for Strategic Questions”
Mr. Dan Conway (biography)
President Emeritus, O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan, and Conway Mission Advancement Services
“The Importance of Mission Advancement”
Fr. Joe Corpora, C.S.C. (biography)
Director of University-School Partnerships, University of Notre Dame
“Recruitment and Retention of Hispanic Children in Catholic Education”
(presented in Spanish with simultaneous English translation provided)
Dr. John Convey, Ph.D. (biography)
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Professor of Education, Catholic University of America
“Catholic Schools at the Crossroads”
Dr. Melanie M. Morey (biography)
Senior Director for Research & Consulting, Catholic Education Institute
Rev. Fr. Daniel J. Mahan (biography)
Executive Director, O’Meara Ferguson Center for Catholic Stewardship, Marian University
Mr. Frank Ferguson (biography)
Managing Director, Client Operations, O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan, and Conway
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