JAA in PA - Where Revolutionary Things Happen

Co-hosted by Saint Joseph's University & The University of Scranton July 9-11, 2017, in Philadelphia, PA

Don’t miss the JAA Annual Conference in the heart of the City of Brotherly Love!

Join colleagues across Advancement disciplines, and across the nation, to explore how our institutions' Jesuit, Catholic mission makes us distinctive, vital and worthy of continued investment in a competitive philanthropic landscape.

What is JAA? The Conference of Jesuit Advancement Administrators

JAA is a professional organization of advancement staff serving Jesuit higher education in the United States.

Advancement professionals engaged in development, alumni relations, public relations and publications, and government relations are among the constituents served by the programs and activities of JAA.

The organization operates under the umbrella of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) which has its office in Washington, D.C. For questions regarding the JAA In PA Conference, contact jaa2017@scranton.edu.

Conference Highlights

Sunday Night's Signature Event:


Walk in George Washington's footsteps at the new Museum of the American Revolution. Over 100 years in the making, the Museum explores the dynamic story of the American Revolution using an expansive collection of Revolutionary-era weapons, personal items, documents, and works of art. Immersive galleries, theater experiences, and recreated historical moments bring to life the events, people, and ideals of our nation’s founding and engage people in the history and continuing relevance of the American Revolution and the City of Brotherly Love in our nation’s founding.

Conference Keynotes

Rev. Michael Sheeran, S.J.

President, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU)


Rev. Michael J. Sheeran, S.J., has served as President of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) since April 1, 2013. Prior to his arrival at AJCU, Fr. Sheeran was the President of Regis University in Denver from January 1, 1993, to May 31, 2012. He had been academic vice president of the University from 1982-1993.

While at Regis, Fr. Sheeran hosted the first meeting between Pope John Paul II and President Bill Clinton in August, 1993. He also served as an expert commentator for Channel 4 in Denver during World Youth Day in 1993 and again during the 2005 election of Pope Benedict XVI.

 Fr. Sheeran received his doctorate in politics from Princeton University in 1977. He entered the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1957 and was ordained a Catholic priest in 1970. Fr. Sheeran received Honorary Doctorates from the University of Denver in 2000 and the University of San Francisco in 2012.

 He currently staffs the national coordinating committee for the Ignatian Mission Reaffirmation Process (“Examen”) of the American Jesuit Colleges and Universities. 

Link to Full Bio: http://www.ajcunet.edu/michael-sheeran/

Michael A. Nutter


After serving almost 15 years on the Philadelphia City Council, Michael A. Nutter was elected the 98th Mayor of his hometown and served as two-time mayor from 2008-2016. At his inaugural address, Mayor Nutter pledged to lower crime, improve educational attainment rates, make Philadelphia the greenest city in America and attract new businesses and residents to the city. He also promised to lead an ethical and transparent government focused on providing high quality, efficient and effective customer service.

Mayor Nutter is a life-long Philadelphian, born and raised in West Philadelphia and Jesuit-educated at Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been dedicated to public service since his youth. Mayor Nutter and his wife Lisa are proud parents to Christian and Olivia.

Link to Full Bio: http://www.manutter.com/

JAA Member Institutions

Boston College Marquette University
Canisius College Regis University
College of the Holy Cross Rockhurst University
Creighton University Saint Joseph's University
Fairfield University Saint Louis University
Fordham University Saint Peter's University
Georgetown University Santa Clara University
Gonzaga University Seattle University
John Carroll University Spring Hill College
Le Moyne College The University of Scranton
Loyola College of Maryland University of Detroit Mercy
Loyola Marymount University University of San Francisco
Loyola University of Chicago Wheeling Jesuit University
Loyola University New Orleans Xavier University