The Catholic University of America is a national research university with 5,700 undergraduate and graduate students in more than 250 academic programs on a residential campus in the heart of Washington, D.C. In fall 2020, The Catholic University of America launched its innovative new BA in Management program in Tucson. Matt goes in-depth with Keiran Roche M.ED, MA ED.
About Keiran Roche
Keiran Roche, M.ED, MA Ed is the lead Program Director in Tucson for The Catholic University of America. He holds two Master’s Degrees from The University of Notre Dame and has been in educational leadership roles spanning two continents. His most recent venture was founding a consulting business that supports Catholic education in Arizona. Born and raised in Australia, Keiran, is a transformer, a trailblazer, and a passionate Catholic.
An educator at heart, Keiran has been a Catholic elementary school principal, instructional team member for the Remick Leadership Program at the University of Notre Dame, and started his career as a junior high social studies and religion classroom teacher. Over a four-year period as principal, he transformed an elementary school on the verge of closure into a thriving community. Keiran was subsequently the pioneering Regional Director for the Notre Dame Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Academies, leading efforts locally in Tucson while collaborating with a network of eleven schools across the country.
The Catholic University of America is a national research university with 5,700 undergraduate and graduate students in more than 250 academic programs on a residential campus in the heart of Washington, D.C. In fall 2020, The Catholic University of America launched its innovative new BA in Management program in Tucson. Directed by the University’s Metropolitan School of Professional Studies and delivered locally in partnership with Pima Community College (PCC), with the goal of providing students the highest quality, most affordable, locally embedded education possible.
The University has worked with over 300 members of the community to customize this program for Tucson. Local supporters include the mayor of Tucson, the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, and key business and school leaders. Additionally, the University has formed a local employer network to help students build bridges to local businesses through internships to prepare students for the future of work.
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