Dr. Jack Augenstein, Emeritus Dean of the College of Education, is hard at work on the third volume of a history of the Department of Chief Administrators of Catholic Education -- a compendium that recounts the most recent years of the unparalleled development of Catholic schools and catechetical programs in the United States.
The first two volumes of his work trace the organization from its beginnings through 1971. Their content celebrates the commitment of the Catholic community in building schools and parish catechetical programs, the dedication of religious communities in staffing them, and the involvement of the laity insuring their future. Dr. Augenstein received official recognition for these works of National Catholic Education Association history at last fall's CACE meeting in Oklahoma City. At that event he was presented with a framed copy of the cover of Volume 2.
Both volumes are available for purchase at the NCEA Online store.
The Chief Administrators of Catholic Education (CACE) has served as the primary professional organization for Catholic school superintendents and catechetical leaders since 1908.