Lecture on the Importance of our Urban Catholic Schools

September 5, 2018

Several students stand with their heads bowed and hands in prayer inside a Catholic school classroom.

Students and their parents have more options than ever when it comes to choosing a school that best reflects their values and priorities. Catholic education remains a popular choice for many American families today. The upcoming VCU lecture "The Importance of our Urban Catholic Schools" on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 4 to 6 pm in Room 303 of the Cabell Library Lecture Halwill explore the ongoing role of Catholic schools in Richmond and beyond.

This lecture is part of the Bishop Walter F. Sullivan Chair in Catholic Studies Lecture Series through the School of World Studies and is presented by Dr. Eugene Trani who served as president of Virginia Commonwealth University from 1990 to 2009. He is now is President Emeritus and Professor in the VCU Honors College.

Also speaking will be Wanda Wallin, principal of All Saints Catholic School and Joseph Whitmore, principal of Saint Joseph Catholic School. They will share with attendees their informed perspectives and experiences of leading Catholic schools and discuss the broader purpose and value of religious education.