Loyola University Chicago

Office of the President

Academic Year 2015-2016

  • Community Message

    Summer Updates

    On July 26, Interim President John P. Pelissero, PhD, shared updates on the fiscal year 2017 budget, staffing, diversity and inclusion, and the University's strategic plan.
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  • Community Message

    Diversity and Inclusion Progress and Future Goals

    On May 4, Interim President John P. Pelissero, PhD, provided an update to the campus community on the University's progress in several key areas of diversity and inclusion.
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  • Community Message

    Culmination of the Academic Year

    As the academic year begins to wind down, Interim President John P. Pelissero, PhD, reached out to the campus community to provide an update on a number of important upcoming events and other topics, including MAP funding, diversity and inclusion, "Plan 2020" progress, and leadership transitions.
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  • Community Message

    An Easter Message

    Interim President John P. Pelissero, PhD, issued a message to the University community on March 23, inviting Loyolans to participate in Holy Week and Easter liturgies on campus.
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  • Community Message

    Proposed Demonstration Policy Review Period

    After much constructive and respectful dialogue, a proposed Student Free Expression: Demonstration and Fixed Exhibit Policy is now available for the Loyola community to review. Interim President John P. Pelissero, PhD, provided an overview of the key updates to the policy and encouraged the community to provide their feedback.
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  • Message to Faculty and Staff

    Listening and Improving

    On February 10, Interim President John P. Pelissero, PhD, wrote about the upcoming faculty receptions and the importance of identifying meaningful ways to address the faculty's top concerns.
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  • Message to Students

    Tuition Information for Academic Year 2016-17

    On February 9, Interim President John P. Pelissero, PhD, provided students with an update on tuition and fees for the 2016-17 academic year, as well as details on the considerations that went into the approval of the new rates.
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  • Message to Students

    MAP Funding Update: Contact Governor Bruce Rauner

    On February 8, Interim President John P. Pelissero, PhD, asked students to participate in the #MAPMatters campaign, encouraging Governor Bruce Rauner to continue to fund the State of Illinois’s student financial aid program.
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  • Message to Faculty and Staff

    MAP Funding Update: Contact Governor Bruce Rauner

    On February 8, Interim President John P. Pelissero, PhD, asked faculty and staff to participate in the #MAPMatters campaign, encouraging Governor Bruce Rauner to continue to fund the State of Illinois’s student financial aid program.
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  • Save the Date

    Spring 2016 State of the University Addresses

    The Loyola community is invited to attend Interim President Dr. John P. Pelissero’s State of the University addresses on Monday, February 8, and Tuesday, February 9.
  • Message to Faculty and Staff

    Dialogue on Diversity - Respect the Conversation

    Interim President John P. Pelissero, PhD, issued a note to faculty and staff inviting the Loyola community to work together to create an environment that promotes and supports diversity.
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  • Message to Students

    Diversity Efforts on Campus

    Interim President John P. Pelissero, PhD, responds to student concerns about diversity on campus.
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  • Community Message

    A Christmas Message

    On December 15, Interim President John P. Pelissero, PhD, wrote faculty and staff to wish them a Merry Christmas and blessed holiday.
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  • Community Message

    Interim Provost Transition

    On December 10, Interim President John P. Pelissero, PhD, wrote the Loyola community to note that Interim Provost Samuel Attoh, PhD, will be on medical leave beginning January 1. He has asked Patrick Boyle, PhD, vice provost for academic centers and global initiatives, to serve as interim provost for the lakeside campuses beginning January 1.
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  • Community Message

    Moratorium on Demonstration Policy

    On the afternoon of December 8, Interim President John P. Pelissero, PhD, issued a note to the Loyola community regarding a moratorium on specific sections of the University's Demonstration and Fixed Exhibit Policy.
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  • Community Message

    Embracing Our Challenges

    Three weeks ago, Interim President John P. Pelissero, PhD, issued a letter to students, faculty, and staff in regards to our campus community’s gathering on the Lake Shore Campus, which demonstrated solidarity with students from the University of Missouri and highlighted concerns on our own campuses regarding the need to do a better job recruiting, retaining, and supporting a diversity of students at Loyola. In that communication, the interim president assured the community that University leaders would respond to student concerns raised that day, and to move this initiative forward faculty and staff members representing Student Development, Human Resources, and the Office of the Provost were asked to meet directly with concerned students.
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  • Community Message

    A Thanksgiving Message

    On November 24, Interim President John P. Pelissero, PhD, issued his Thanksgiving message to the Loyola community.
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  • Community Message

    Moving Loyola Forward

    This afternoon, members of our campus community gathered on the East and West quads to stand in solidarity with students from the University of Missouri and participate in a national movement to discuss, and fight, racism focused on black students. Those gathered also stated their desire for Loyola to further address the needs of students of color and to recruit more students of color.
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  • Community Message

    Honoring Our Ignatian Heritage

    On November 16, Loyola will present its inaugural Martyrs Award to the Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants. The award, which will be given annually to a local organization that works to help others, honors the slain Salvadoran martyrs and their commitment to service and social justice.
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  • Board Report

    Board of Trustees Meeting Highlights

    Last week was a busy and important one on the Water Tower Campus as we celebrated the grand opening of the John and Kathy Schreiber Center on Tuesday, September 15. The day’s festivities included a multi-hour, live WGN-AM radio broadcast from the Center lobby, a CEO Summit with top civic and corporate leaders of Chicago, and a spectacular evening gala that featured a keynote address from General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), as well as remarks from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, among others. The following day, our Board of Trustees gathered for its quarterly meeting.
  • Call to Action

    Take the It’s On Us Pledge

    As we embark on a new academic year, Interim President John P. Pelissero, PhD, invites the Loyola community to participate in the national It's On Us campaign, which addresses and prevents gender-based violence. In a recent message, Dr. Pelissero reiterated the University's commitment to the health and safety of its students, faculty, and staff, and highlighted the campaign as an important way for everyone to be part of the solution rather than bystanders to the problem.
  • Save the Date

    Fall 2015 State of the University Address Dates Announced

    The Loyola community is invited to attend Interim President Dr. John Pelissero’s State of the University addresses on Wednesday, September 30, and Thursday, October 1.
  • Back to School

    A New Year, A New Strategic Direction

    The new academic year brings a fresh strategic direction to the University, along with a number of campus updates. In his recent note, Interim President John P. Pelissero, PhD, welcomed Loyolans back to campus and provided an update on enrollment numbers, campus improvements, and upcoming events that the University community can participate in. Most importantly, he introduced the University's new strategic plan, "Plan 2020: Building a More Just, Humane, and Sustainable World,” which was adopted by the Board of Trustees in June.
  • Next Steps

    Continuing the Momentum

    Interim President John P. Pelissero, PhD, issued his first communication to the Loyola community since assuming his new role on July 1. In the letter, Dr. Pelissero thanked Father Garanzini for his 14 years of exemplary service, discussed his priorities for Loyola, and provided an update on the University's recent reaccreditation process.