On March 20th, 2015, Linda LeMura was inaugurated the 14th President of Le Moyne College, the Jesuit college of Syracuse, NY. Here is an excerpt from her inaugural address, where she addresses the nature of and need for Jesuit education:
A liberal arts education, as imagined and articulated by the Jesuits who founded Le Moyne, was a call to service in a time of need, and it remains so today. A Jesuit education is not meant to be a luxury, or the capstone to a life of leisure. A degree from Le Moyne College is intended to be the armor that will allow students -- from all backgrounds and means -- to thrive in a sometimes dangerous, always challenging world. A Le Moyne College education opens doors for those who want access to the riches of culture and the benefits of hard work; it invites students to live lives of service, faith, intellect and integrity.Advertisement
See additional excerpts here.