Avila News

  • September 5, 2017

    Avila University Launches New Tuition Pricing Model - The Avila Promise Offers Clarity, Transparency

    Kansas City, Mo. – Avila University today announced an exciting new tuition pricing model as part of The Avila Promise – an intentional effort by the University to bring clarity and transparency to students and families as they navigate college planning.

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  • September 4, 2017

    Statement from Avila President Ronald Slepitza, Ph.D., CSJA on the decision to end DACA.

    Avila University President Ronald Sleptiza, Ph.D., CSJA, today joined other college and university presidents and others in releasing a statement about today’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.

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  • August 7, 2017

    Hartsook Institute at Avila University To Host 2017 Inspired Fundraising Summit

    The Hartsook Institute at Avila University will hold its fourth annual Inspired Fundraising Summit on August 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Goppert Theatre on the Avila University campus. The event is designed for fundraisers, CEOs, executive directors, philanthropists, board members and nonprofit professionals.

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  • July 20, 2017

    Avila University to Receive Generous Gift from Great Western Dining

    Great Western Dining is investing in constructing a new coffee shop inside Marian Center, with the costs of the project to be born by them.

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  • June 23, 2017

    Avila Fulbright Scholars Will Post On Social Media During Rwandan Tour

    The 13 educators chosen to participate in Avila University's Fulbright Hays Scholar immersion tour of Rwanda will be posting about their experiences on a special Facebook page. 

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  • June 20, 2017

    Avila University Salutes Spring 2017 Dean’s List Students

    Avila University congratulates students who attained the Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester.

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  • June 8, 2017

    Avila to Join KCAC in Fall 2018

    The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Board of Presidents is pleased to announce Avila University has accepted an invitation for membership into the conference effective with the 2018-19 academic year.

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  • May 12, 2017

    Avila University Student Scholar Day Highlights Student Achievements

    Students from a wide range of disciplines shared their individual achievements at the annual Student Scholar Day on the Avila campus. The all-day event celebrated the students’ dedication to learning and the high level of scholarship that transpires at the university.

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  • May 10, 2017

    Avila University to Graduate 427 Students

    Avila University will hold commencement exercises on Saturday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. In all, 113 graduate students and 314 undergraduate students will come forward in the Grand Ballroom at the Kansas City Convention Center to receive their college diplomas.

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  • May 10, 2017

    Cerner Leader and Founder of First Hand Foundation Jeanne M. Lillig-Patterson to Receive Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Avila University

    Avila University’s president, Ron Slepitza, Ph.D., CSJA, will present an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters to Jeanne M. Lillig-Patterson ’80 at Avila’s commencement ceremony on May 13.

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  • May 9, 2017

    Avila University Honors Students and Faculty At 31st Annual Honors Ceremony

    Seventy-seven Avila University students were honored on April 29 at the 31st Annual Honors Ceremony.

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  • April 26, 2017

    Sisters of St. Joseph Award David Armstrong 2017 Generosity of Joseph Honor

    David Armstrong, CSJA, has served Avila University for over 15 years as Director of Mission Effectiveness and Campus Ministry. For his dedicated service to the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph (CSJ) and his generosity and contributions to the betterment of society, Armstrong will receive the Generosity of St. Joseph Honor at the 11th annual gala to be held on April 28 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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The Avila Promise

  • Lower Tuition Rate
  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • up to $1,000 Travel Award


That’s the Avila Promise.

The Arts at Avila: These Shining Lives

these shining lives
February 22-25
Evening performances: 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday matinee: 2:00 p.m.
Goppert Theatre on the Bill and Jean Buchanan Stage

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AU News

Avila University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will host a visit February 26-27, 2018 with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Avila University has been accredited by HLC since 1946. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the University to the following address:

Public Comment on Avila University,
Higher Learning Commission,
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website at www.hlcommission.org/comment.

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.

All comments must be received by January 19, 2018.