ACTI Director Named Visionary Award Recipient

UNIVERSITY NEWS | José Garcia Moreno, director of the Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination at Loyola Marymount University, is the recipient of the 2021 Collegium Visionary Award presented by the Collegium at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

The award celebrates and advances the work of Collegium alumni in the many ways that Collegium encourages leadership to promote Catholic mission on member campuses; scholarship to advance the Catholic intellectual tradition or to bring other traditions into fruitful dialogue with it; and innovative teaching to bring aspects of the summer colloquy to life for students.

“I admire the way that José has brought his own creative imagination to fostering mission on campus,” said Thomas M. Landy, executive director of Collegium and director of the Rev. Michael C. McFarland S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture at Holy Cross. “I am eager to recognize and celebrate that.”

Landy founded Collegium in 1992 as a colloquy on faith and intellectual life. A consortium of 65 Catholic colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada, Collegium sponsors highly regarded summer faculty development programs around the country. Since 2001, Collegium has been sponsored by the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.

“Professor Garcia Moreno’s interdisciplinary approach to the activity of ACTI reflects his fundamental belief that no area of human knowledge is alien to the Catholic imagination,” said John Sebastian, LMU’s vice president of Mission and Ministry. “With this award, Collegium acknowledges the remarkable breadth of Professor Garcia Moreno’s vision for ACTI, which he will share with our community through some of the exciting programs he is planning for the near future.”

The award is traditionally presented in person at Holy Cross. An in-person ceremony will likely take place in fall 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.