2024 Western Conservative Summit Postponed

National search underway for new executive director

The Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University announces the postponement of the 2024 Western Conservative Summit pending the completion of a national search for a new executive director. The Summit was originally scheduled for June 7-8.

“This is a great opportunity for the Centennial Institute and Colorado Christian University to re-envision the Summit and how we can positively influence culture in support of faith, family, and freedom,” said Eric Hogue, CCU President. “At CCU, we are dedicated to being the nation’s best performing and most trusted, respected, and recognized Christ-centered, biblically sound, evangelical, conservative university. The Centennial Institute is a vital part of this mission, and we are excited to explore options to increase its reach and effectiveness.”

Centennial Institute’s next executive director will be tasked with continuing and accelerating the Institute’s efforts to more fully integrate Colorado Christian University’s Strategic Priorities while engaging the university community. During the national search process, an emphasis will be placed on the ability to amplify and advance conservative values and issues across all aspects of society.

“As co-chair of the Western Conservative Summit, I am so grateful for what we have accomplished over the past 14 years,” said Dr. Donald Sweeting, CCU Chancellor. “In this period of leadership transition, CCU will continue to impact culture in support of traditional family values, sanctity of life, compassion for the poor, Biblical view of human nature, limited government, personal freedom, free markets, natural law, original intent of the Constitution, and Western civilization. And that’s what the Summit was all about.”

In January, the Institute relaunched its faculty fellow program, which provides research, publications, and policy guidance from renowned CCU faculty members. CI also organizes state- and national-level pro-life advocacy efforts.

Dr. Tom Copeland, Director of Research at CI, will oversee operations during the interim.