This collection contains correspondence, committee documents, mission statement drafts, and plans related to the founding
of the Joan B. Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego. The collection was assembled by Elaine
Atencio, executive assistant to former President, Mary Lyons, and current President, James Harris.
The Joan B. Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego was founded in 1998 following a $25 million
gift from Joan Kroc in the form of McDonald's stock. Mrs. Kroc helped to form a similar institute, the Kroc Institute of International
Peace Studies, at the University of Notre Dame in 1986. The Kroc IPJ, as it is commonly known, hired its first director, Dr.
Joyce Neu, in 1999 and officially launched the institute in 2001. The institute broke ground on its state-of-the-art building
on the west side of the University of San Diego campus in October 2000 and held an official dedication ceremony in 2003. In
2007, the IPJ became part of the newly established Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies.
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The Office of the President Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice collection is the physical property of the University of San
Diego, Archives and Special Collections. Copyright, except in cases where material has passed into the public domain, belongs
to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.
This collection is available for research.