Center For Regional Cooperation

Rockhurst Campus Pergola

The Center for Regional Cooperation at Rockhurst University creates a neutral forum for elected officials to shape the region’s public policy direction. The Center convenes meetings where public officials, through consensus, identify issues facing the region and participate in thoughtful, civil discourse to create a path forward.

Looking to the University’s Jesuit heritage, the discussions are based on Ignatian Principles of Conversation, developed by St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). They are:

  • Be slow to speak
  • Listen attentively
  • Seek the truth in what others are saying
  • Disagree humbly, respectfully and thoughtfully
  • Allow conversations the time needed

Mary Mooney Burns
Vice President for University Advancement