Join us for the largest gathering of Christian higher education professionals at our 2022 International Forum in Dallas, TX. We will convene as the Christian higher education community for three days of keynote speakers, relevant concurrent sessions, and time for worship, prayer, and connection with campus leaders from across the country and around the world.
Every four years, in lieu of stand-alone peer group conferences, the CCCU hosts the International Forum, which gathers campus representatives spanning all levels of leadership, from presidents, cabinet members, and trustees to student development, campus ministry, academic affairs, communications, advancement, enrollment, and financial aid leaders.
Together we will tackle some of the most pressing trends and issues facing Christian higher education and highlight the invaluable role of Christian colleges & universities as we look towards the future.
The 2022 International Forum will feature a lineup of dynamic plenary speakers.
Founder and Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative
Bryan Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), a human rights organization in Montgomery, Alabama, the author of the bestseller Just Mercy, and a professor of law at the New York University School of Law. Stevenson has argued and won multiple cases at the United States Supreme Court, and he and his staff have won reversals, relief, or release from prison for over 135 wrongly condemned prisoners on death row and won relief for hundreds of others wrongly convicted or unfairly sentenced. Stevenson’s work has won him numerous awards, and he has received over 40 honorary doctoral degrees.
Senior Research Fellow, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford
N.T. Wright was bishop of Durham in the church of England and then research professor of New Testament at the University of St. Andrews. He is now senior research fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He is the author of over 80 books, both academic and popular, and has frequently appeared on radio and TV. He is married to Maggie, and they have four adult children and six grandchildren.
President, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
Shirley Hoogstra became the seventh president of the CCCU in September 2014. In this role, Hoogstra combines her zeal for the rule of law and her passion for Christian higher education as she promotes the value and purpose of high quality, Christ-centered liberal arts education that shapes students who love the Lord with all their heart, soul, and mind. Prior to the CCCU, Hoogstra served for 15 years as vice president for student life at her alma mater, Calvin University, and spent more than a decade practicing law as a partner at a firm specializing in litigation in New Haven, Connecticut.
We will have concurrent sessions dedicated to 11 relevant themes for Christian higher education.