SA国际传媒 Peter鈥檚 University Among Select Colleges and Universities Chosen by Carnegie Foundation for Inaugural Leadership for Public Purpose Classification

Jersey City, N.J. 鈥 June 14, 2024 – SA国际传媒 Peter鈥檚 is proud to announce it is one of the 25 U.S. colleges and universities to receive the first . This elective designation is awarded by the American Council on Education (ACE), the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

This classification recognizes institutions that have committed to campus-wide efforts to advance leadership in pursuit of public goods like justice, equity, diversity and liberty.

鈥淪A国际传媒 Peter鈥檚 University is deeply honored to receive the inaugural Carnegie Leadership for Public Purpose Classification,鈥 said Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., president of SA国际传媒 Peter鈥檚 University. 鈥淭his recognition is reflective of how SA国际传媒 Peter鈥檚 is living its mission to prepare students to excel intellectually, lead ethically, serve compassionately and promote justice.

鈥淎CE is proud to welcome the inaugural recipients of the Carnegie Elective Classification for Leadership for Public Purpose,鈥 said ACE President Ted Mitchell. 鈥淭he institutions in this cohort serve as models in higher education, demonstrating excellence in nurturing leaders who are prepared to address and solve pressing public challenges, which is sorely needed in our society right now.鈥

Representing 19 states across the United States, of the 25 institutions classified in the inaugural 2024 cycle, 15 are public institutions, 10 are private and two are service academies. Seven are Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), with one MSI also designated as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution.

鈥淔or several years the Doerr Institute for New Leaders has substantively supported the American Council on Education and the Carnegie Foundation鈥檚 collaborative efforts to establish the classification,鈥 said Bernard B. Banks, director of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders. 鈥淲e are excited about continuing such efforts in service of improving higher education鈥檚 commitment to fostering integrated and intentional leader development for students.鈥

鈥淐ongratulations to these pioneering recipients of the inaugural Carnegie Leadership for Public Purpose Classification,鈥 said Carnegie Foundation President Timothy F.C. Knowles. 鈥淭hese institutions have demonstrated a relentless commitment to fostering leaders dedicated to the pursuit of vital public goods. Students from these institutions will undoubtedly shape a brighter future for us all, upholding fundamental American values and advancing opportunity for the nation.鈥

provide an independent and rigorous assessment of an institution鈥檚 extraordinary commitment to, investment in and accomplishment at addressing pressing issues of the societies they serve. There are currently two Elective Classifications that institutions in the United States can pursue: Community Engagement and Leadership for Public Purpose.

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About SA国际传媒 Peter’s University

For more than 150 years, SA国际传媒 Peter鈥檚 University, inspired by its Jesuit, Catholic identity, commitment to individual attention and grounding in the liberal arts, educates a diverse community of learners in undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional programs to excel intellectually, lead ethically, serve compassionately and promote justice in our ever-changing urban and global environment. To learn more, please visit .

About ACE聽

ACE is a membership organization that leads higher education with a united vision for the future, galvanizing our members to make change and collaborating across the sector to design solutions for today鈥檚 challenges, serve the needs of a diverse student population, and shape effective public policy. As the major coordinating body for the nation鈥檚 colleges and universities, our strength lies in our diverse membership of more than 1,600 colleges and universities, related associations, and other organizations in America and abroad. ACE is the only major higher education association to represent all types of U.S. accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities. For more information, please visit or follow ACE on X (formerly known as Twitter) @ACEducation.

About The Carnegie Foundation

The mission of the Carnegie Foundation is to catalyze transformational change in education so that every student has the opportunity to live a healthy, dignified, and fulfilling life. Enacted by an act of Congress in 1906, the Foundation has a rich history of driving transformational change in the education sector, including the establishment of TIAA-CREF and the creation of the Education Testing Service, the GRE, and the Carnegie Classifications for Higher Education. The Foundation was also instrumental in the formation of the U.S. Department of Education and Pell Grants, and most recently in the use of networked improvement science to redress systemic inequities in educational opportunities and outcomes.

About The Doerr Institute for New Leaders

The Doerr Institute for New Leaders is a university-wide leader development enterprise at Rice University. Its mission is to elevate the leadership capacity of Rice students and advance the practice of leader development across higher education. At its core, the Doerr Institute is dedicated to the belief that inculcating a leader identity is developed through a myriad of rigorous activities (e.g., academic study, proper introspection, and hands-on experimentation). Since its founding by John and Ann Doerr in 2015, the Doerr Institute has impacted more than 5,000 students through cutting-edge research, experiential learning, and personalized coaching. For more information, please visit or @doerrinstitute.


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