Religion, Spiritual Development

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

  • Washington, DC
  • www.cccu.org

Mission Statement

The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) is an international
association of Christ-centered colleges and universities. Founded in
1976 with 38 members, the Council has grown to 115 members in North
America and 63 affiliate institutions in 20 countries. The Council exists to
advance the cause for Christ-centered higher education and help institutions
transform the lives of students by faithfully relating scholarship and
service to biblical truth. The Council coordinates professional development
opportunities for administrators and faculty, manages U.S. based
and international off-campus student programs, provides public advocacy
for Christ-centered higher education, and manages cooperative
efforts among its member campuses. The CCCU is a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3)
non-profit organization headquartered in the historic Capitol Hill district
of Washington, DC.

Service Areas

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International

The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) is an international
association of Christ-centered colleges and universities. Founded in
1976 with 38 members, the Council has grown to 115 members in North
America and 63 affiliate institutions in 20 countries. The Council exists to
advance the cause for Christ-centered higher education and help institutions
transform the lives of students by faithfully relating scholarship and
service to biblical truth. The Council coordinates professional development
opportunities for administrators and faculty, manages nine U.S.-based
and international off-campus student programs, provides public advocacy
for Christ-centered higher education, and manages cooperative
efforts among its member campuses. The CCCU is a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3)
non-profit organization headquartered in the historic Capitol Hill district
of Washington, DC.

ruling year

1984

President since 2014

Self-reported

Shirley V. Hoogstra

Keywords

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Christian, colleges, universities, students, faculty, Hurricane Katrina

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Also Known As

CCCU

EIN

52-1247182

 Number

2005806189

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Christian (X20)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

The CCCU manages student study-abroad semester programs in Russia, China, Oxford, Egypt and Costa Rica. The Council also offers semester programs in the U.S. that focus on public policy (Washington, DC), journalism (Washington, DC), film studies (Los Angeles) and contemporary music (Martha's Vineyard, MA). The Council also partners on two semester programs in Australia and Uganda. Overall more than 700 participate in our semester study programs. We have 30 conferences and workshops for trustees, faculty and staff, helping them integrate faith, scholarship and service. We do some research, publicatons, media relations, federal relations, church relations and special projects funded by donors and foundation grants.

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Service Areas

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International

The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) is an international
association of Christ-centered colleges and universities. Founded in
1976 with 38 members, the Council has grown to 115 members in North
America and 63 affiliate institutions in 20 countries. The Council exists to
advance the cause for Christ-centered higher education and help institutions
transform the lives of students by faithfully relating scholarship and
service to biblical truth. The Council coordinates professional development
opportunities for administrators and faculty, manages nine U.S.-based
and international off-campus student programs, provides public advocacy
for Christ-centered higher education, and manages cooperative
efforts among its member campuses. The CCCU is a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3)
non-profit organization headquartered in the historic Capitol Hill district
of Washington, DC.

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Financials

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COUNCIL FOR CHRISTIAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

Leadership

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President

Shirley V. Hoogstra

BIO

Shirley V. Hoogstra became the seventh president of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities in September 2014. In this role, Hoogstra combines her zeal for the rule of law and her passion for Christian higher education as she promotes the value and purpose of high quality, Christ-centered liberal arts education that shapes the heart, soul and mind.

Prior to the CCCU, Hoogstra served for 15 years as vice president for student life at her alma mater, Calvin College. She also spent more than a decade practicing law as a partner at a firm specializing in litigation in New Haven, Connecticut. She has served on the boards of several community organizations and schools, including the New Haven County Bar Association and Calvin College. She earned a bachelor's in education at Calvin and a Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Charles W. Pollard

John Brown University

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