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Upcoming Webinars

Jesu-what?! An Introduction to Today's Jesuit Mission
Wednesday, April 3, 2024 from 3:00 - 4:30 PM ET. (Zoom link to follow)
Presented by: Timothy O'Brien, S.J., Associate Vice President for Mission, College of the Holy Cross


This webinar will offer an introduction (or a refresher!) for JASPA professionals wishing to know more about the foundations and contemporary vision of Jesuit education. What does it mean for our AJCU institutions to be part of this educational tradition, and how might it shape how we understand our individual contributions through Student Affairs work to their mission? In this session, we will see that Ignatius Loyola and the early Jesuits never planned to start schools, but quickly learned that their spiritual vision fully aligned with the pursuit of academic excellence and the desire to help form responsible citizens and leaders. This session sketches how Ignatius’s spiritual vision came to shape both how and why Jesuits founded schools, and will ask us to ponder how our own education in the light of its key themes.


Rev. Timothy W. O’Brien, S.J. Our presenter, Timothy W. O'Brien, S.J., currently serves as Associate Vice President for Mission at the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA). He recently earned a doctoral degree in the history of spirituality and religious life from Facultés Loyola Paris (formerly Centre Sèvres), the Jesuit faculties of Paris. A historian of Christian spirituality, especially the Jesuit and Ignatian traditions, he is a specialist in the religious culture of the early modern Iberian world. O’Brien holds additional graduate degrees in history and the history of Christianity from The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Chicago Divinity School.


Questions? Contact:
Jean Griffin, JASPA Vice President for Online Enrichment
Xavier University,


Propose a Webinar

Doing something new and different at your institution? Have a research topic you want to present findings of?

Why wait for our next gathering? Why not do it as a webinar?

To propose a webinar, contact the Vice President for Online Enrichment (Jean Griffin, Xavier University,


Past Webinars

Here are some of JASPA's past Webinars:

  • Career Discernment in Jesuit Student Affairs (March 30, 2023)
  • Civic Engagement Amid Division: A Jesuit Educator's Approach (October 26, 2022)
  • Ignatian Education and Student Affairs (September 28, 2022)
  • Jesuit Student Affairs: Finding Our Future Together (June 22, 2022)
  • Meaning-Making in Jesuit Student Affairs Series (Fall Semester 2021)
  • Mission-Based Commitment to Anti-Racism Series (Spring Semester 2021)
  • Centering Hope in a Self-Care Practice (October 8, 2020)


Past Networking Events

  • "Burnout is Real! Balancing Work & Life" (October, 2023)