Giving to Newman

Newman University Institutional Advancement

University Advancement is comprised of Alumni RelationsDevelopment, and University Relations. The following vision statement is from the Newman University Strategic Plan.

A Vision for NU Towards Its 80th Year: 2013-2014

Newman University, inspired by the heritage of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ(ASC), is recognized for its firm commitment to its mission. Newman is the Catholic university of choice in our region. We are "an apostolate of hope"* for students of all faiths seeking academic and spiritual fulfillment in a culturally diverse environment grounded in the principle of service.

Newman combines an emphasis on spirituality and service, as exemplified in the life of ASC founder Saint Maria De Mattias and the intellectual inheritance of our namesake, John Henry Cardinal Newman. Cardinal Newman’s legacy can be seen in Newman’s core curriculum, its academic rigor, and its commitment to innovation, integration, and continual improvement in its educational practices. Newman provides its students with learning opportunities and scholarship experiences that prepare them to live and work in a global community. Our students learn inside and outside of the classroom, as co-curricular, athletic, and other activities—along with hands-on professional internship and practicum experiences—provide opportunities to develop the skills, knowledge and values they need to succeed and to make a difference.

Newman maintains extensive partnerships in the region that contribute to our reputation as a dynamic intellectual, cultural, and spiritual center. Students, faculty, and staff work together to create a vibrant learning community grounded in the mission of the university. Newman graduates are recognized for their competence and compassion, for their capacity for lifelong learning, and for their commitment to service. Newman graduates are transformational leaders motivated by a critical consciousness that hungers and thirsts for justice and peace.

Newman University is known as a caring, fair, and rewarding place to work. Shared governance practices promote open relationships and empower all members of the university community to take part in shaping the future. Personnel practices model the core values of the university.

Newman practices good stewardship of all its resources. Student enrollment continues to increase. Growth in the university's endowment fund makes our education accessible to students of all means. Appropriate technologies support students’ varying learning styles and meet their needs for flexible course delivery. All members of the university community enjoy learning in a welcoming, safe, accessible, and environmentally sustainable setting.

* The term "apostolate of hope" was used to describe Catholic education by Pope Benedict XVI in his remarks to American Catholic educators at the Catholic University of America on April 17, 2008.