Leadership Institute

Session One

June 4-9, 2013

Thank you for your interest in CMLI at USD! We hope that this page will provide you with most of the information you need to know. Feel free to contact any of the team members listed below with additional questions. We hope to see you there!

Getting to Campus

The University of San Diego is just a 15-minute drive from San Diego International Airport (SAN).
A taxi from the airport costs approximately $25 one way.  Cloud 9 Shuttle offers a discounted rate for passengers traveling to USD using promotional code FK8GK.  Note: if you reserve on-line, select "Hotel/Landmark" and enter "USD" in the search bar. When the USD options pop up, select MAHER HALL. The shuttle will bring you right to the building where we are living and working! Click here for full information on the shuttle and other ways to reach the campus!


We have designed the CMLI schedule to allow participants to arrive on Tuesday, June 4 and depart on Sunday, June 9, avoiding the need to book additional nights to accommodate travel. On Tuesday, registration will take place from 3-5 p.m. and is followed by Evening Prayer at 5 p.m., Dinner at 5:45, and our formal Welcome at 6:45 p.m. On Sunday, participants may depart at any time; the CMLI program concludes with our banquet and talent show on Saturday evening. 

Extra Nights

For some teams, CMLI may be a rare opportunity to visit the beautiful San Diego area. A visit to the US side of the Mexico border will be part of our shared experience; however, there is limited time for sightseeing during the Institute: just one free night with dinner on your own. If you wish to arrive a day early or stay a day late, you can make arrangements on your registration form for $35 per participant per night. Please know that the host team will have limited availability to assist you before or after the Institute, especially with respect to food and transportation.


Click here for an overview of the CMLI schedule. 

Free Time

Are you looking for some ideas for your free evening or pre/post-Institute stay?

  • Click here to visit USD’s “Life in San Diego” page

Accommodations & Facilities

Although the USD campus is quite large, the CMLI activities will be concentrated in several adjacent buildings:

  • Maher Hall:  registration, housing and presentations
  • University Center:  meals and work sessions
  • Founders Chapel:  prayer and liturgies
  • The Immaculata:  Daily Mass

All facilities are handicapped accessible.  Click here to download a printable campus map

What to Bring

Click here for some packing suggestions as well as important team information.

Host Team

Your host team is comprised of four campus ministers and ten students from three campuses, who will be modeling the collaborative ministry practice CMLI fosters.  You are welcome to be in touch with any of us with questions about the Institute:

  • Director:  Christine Eberle, Director of Campus Ministry, Gwynedd-Mercy College 
    Contact eberle.c@gmc.edu or 215-641-5590
  • Site Coordinator:  Erin Bishop, Associate Minister, University of San Diego 
    Contact erinbishop@sandiego.edu or 619-260-4897
  • Mentor:  Sal Melendrez, Campus Minister, St. Albert the Great Newman Center,
    New Mexico State University  
    Contact sal@stalbertnewmancenter.org or 575-522-2432
  • Liturgist:  Annette Welsh, Associate Minister, University of San Diego
    Contact welsha@sandiego.edu or 619-260-4600 ext. 6717