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New Spring Hill College President Discusses Financial Future, Maintaining Jesuit Identity with Mobile Alabama Press-Register
Jesuit Father Richard P. Salmi, SJ, the new president of Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala. sat down with the local Press – Register newpaper to discuss the school’s financial future. Salmi became the school’s 38th president on June 1st. He was previously vice president of student affairs at Loyola University in Chicago. Spring Hill College is the oldest Catholic college in the Southeast, the third oldest Jesuit college and the fifth oldest Catholic college in the United States. Ranked among the top 15 Southern colleges and universities in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges,” its mission is to form students to become responsible leaders in service to others.
by Tricia Steadman Jump
As 183,000 students return this fall to the campuses of the 28 Jesuit-affiliated colleges and universities, many will find themselves standing blurry-eyed in the campus coffee house ordering a triple shot, nonfat, no foam venti latte to help keep their eyes open during their first morning lecture hall class of the semester. For the students at Gonzaga University in Spokane, that latte not only helps them make it through their Statistical Analysis 101 class, it also helps students 7,600 miles away on the campus of the Catholic University of the Sudan.
Watch an Interview with Fr. Mike Schultheis on the progress of the Catholic University of the Sudan.
The pilot program, called the African Outreach Donate a Latte, was started last year and allows Gonzaga students to donate $2 from their dining program’s funds to the Sudanese school in Juba that opened its doors last fall to its inaugural class of 35 students. Thousands of dollars were raised last year via the Donate a Latte program for the new Catholic university, providing much needed materials such as books and even building materials for the school. For Jesuit Father Mike Schultheis, vice chancellor of the Catholic University of the Sudan, Gonzaga’s coffee for charity initiative also keeps him connected to his home province of Oregon, even though he’s been working in educational apostolates in Africa for more than 30 years.