Loyola at a Glance
Luis Miron joins national discussion on Catholic education
July 26, 2013
Loyola University New Orleans College of Social Sciences Dean Luis Mirón, Ph.D., joined a group of deans from 19 major Catholic universities to call for a greater role in supporting and sustaining a seamless Catholic education from K-12 to higher education. The group converged at a historic meeting hosted by St. John’s University in June in New York City.
“Catholic schools need to retain their identity, their traditional values, their adherence to social justice and response to the needs of new populations who are 'the hurting people of society,’” the deans affirmed in a consensus statement.
The group proposed several solutions to promote a seamless Catholic education, including partnering with K-12 schools, providing strategic planning research to help combat the decline of these schools, as well as promoting STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math) and the arts and humanities.
Mirón is leaving his post as dean of the College of Social Sciences in August to return to the faculty.
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