Dominican University President Donna M. Carroll has been appointed to serve as a consultant to the Bishops and Presidents Committee of the US Catholic Conference for a three-year term beginning in June 2006.
The mission of the Bishops and Presidents Committee is to advance the Catholic character of Catholic colleges and universities and to recommend strategies that presidents and bishops can employ to develop a positive and collaborative relationship for the good of the church. The committee is made up of five bishops, five presidents and a provost.
So is Dominican University (of Illinois) any kind of template for Catholic identity? Their site seems to be have just the normal boilerplate language used in nominally Catholic universities such as the following from the President’s message.
Dominican is a Catholic university committed to independent thought and respect for divergent opinions. Whatever your personal beliefs, you’ll appreciate our value-centered approach to education that embraces the whole person.
Does anybody know if this school has implemented Ex Corde Ecclesiae? Though maybe I am just too skeptical, but it would have been better if they had appointed somebody from one of the schools that are authentically Catholic and does not shy away from the fact.