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A message from Dr. Mark Reed, Loyola's 25th President-Elect

“Loyola is a place where anything is possible.” In a message to the Loyola community, Dr. Mark C. Reed, EdD, shares his excitement and passion as he is named Loyola University Chicago's next president beginning October 1, 2022.

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Highlights from the Announcement of Loyola's 25th President

Watch highlights from the announcement of Dr. Mark C. Reed, EdD, Loyola University Chicago's 25th president.

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Experienced Leader Joins Loyola from Saint Joseph’s University

Dr. Mark C. Reed, EdD, Elected Loyola’s 25th President

Dr. Reed joins Loyola after seven years as the first non-Jesuit president at Saint Joseph’s University, and before that, 15 years in senior leadership roles across Fairfield University. His career has focused on strengthening the institutions he has served, particularly in the areas of expanded academic programs, strategic partnerships, university finances and endowment, student formation, and advancement of the Jesuit, Catholic mission. 

Dr. Reed is a lifelong product of Jesuit, Catholic education beginning with his time in high school at St. Joseph’s Prep. He earned his BS in mathematics and MBA from Fairfield University, as well as an MEd in secondary educational administration from Boston College, both fellow Jesuit universities. He earned his EdD in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Mark C. Reed, EdD, MBA

Welcome, Dr. Reed

Experienced Leader with Deep Jesuit, Catholic Roots Joins Loyola from Saint Joseph’s University. 

Read more about Dr. Reed.

Announcement

Loyola welcomes Dr. Reed

Read the announcement from the chair of the Board of Trustees.

Press Release

Dr. Reed assumes his role this fall

Read the press release about the election of Loyola's 25th president.

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Announcing Loyola University Chicago's 25th President

Watch the welcome event from May 3 as Dr. Reed is announced as the 25th president.

Campus Visit

A New Era

On his first official visit to Loyola University Chicago’s campuses, 25th President Mark C. Reed shares his vision for the future of the University.

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We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Reed and his family to Loyola and our great city of Chicago. After a global search and community-led process, Dr. Reed, with his deep roots in Jesuit, Catholic education, mission-driven leadership experience, and belief in our student-centered ethos, was the clear choice to serve as Loyola’s 25th President. Susan Sher, JD ’74, Chair, Board of Trustees; Chair, Presidential Search Committee

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