Loyola University Chicago

University Staff Council

August 2014

Matthew Hejna

Title/s: Director of Research Compliance and Safety

E-mail: mhejna@luc.edu


Department/School/Division: Office of Research Services
Campus: Health Sciences Campus
Years at Loyola: 20

What is your favorite thing about working at Loyola?
Meeting so many amazing people from across the world who become friends for life.

What is your most memorable achievement as a Loyola employee?
Being able to help design the new Center for Translational Research and Education. It is going to be an incredible asset for the faculty, staff, and students here on campus. It is an honor to see some of my ideas being incorporated into the building process.

What does Loyola's mission mean to you?
That everyone at Loyola should play an integral part in making everyone else's experience here a little bit better.

What motivates you to succeed each and every day?
The fact that if I don’t, it can directly or indirectly affect a lot of other people. So, I try to make sure that anything I do, I do it as best as possible so that the effects are always positive.

Tell us how you show your Rambler pride.
I take pride in just being a Loyolan. Even driving around town, if you see the Loyola parking hang tag on someone's rear-view mirror, it always make me smile.

Tell us something most people at Loyola would be surprised to know about you.
I've seen the movie Ratatouille about 6 billion times. I kind of like it.