Loyola University Chicago

Office of the Provost

Welcome Message


Message from the Provost

Meeting the Promise of Our Mission

The Provost is the chief academic officer of the University, and the Office of the Provost at Loyola University Chicago is responsible for assuring that we continue to provide a high-quality education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. 

This distinctive and transformative approach to education takes place daily inside and outside of our classrooms. A Loyola education encompasses experiential learning and the development of each student to his or her fullest potential. We are guided by the Jesuit ethos of cura personalis, “care of the whole person,” and an orientation toward service in which students direct their education toward meeting the needs of individuals and society in a quest for empathy, insight, and social justice.

At Loyola, we provide our students with opportunities for rigorous educational experiences that assist them in forming their commitment to live extraordinary lives of consequence through leadership and service in their professions, in their communities and around the world.

The commitment to a high-quality education that balances theory and practice, research and engagement, is at the heart of our work in the Division of Academic Affairs. The division is responsible for excellence in our academic programs and student success. The division oversees the implementation of the university strategic plan. The Division of Academic Affairs includes eleven Colleges and Schools, Institutes and Centers, University Libraries, Global Initiatives, Enrollment Management, Student Academic Services, university Core Curriculum, and Honors Program.

Research is an important element of the work of our faculty and our students at all levels.  As a Carnegie (High) Research University, we are largest Catholic research university in the United States. We are deeply committed to advancing science and research across the disciplines to help address the most difficult questions of our times. Loyola has also recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for service learning and community engagement.

At Loyola University Chicago, exceptional faculty, students and staff, work every day to sustain and enhance the quality of our education and impact of the university on higher education and the city, country and world.  It is the mission of the Office of the Provost to drive quality and innovation, and to assure that Loyola continues to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Margaret Faut Callahan, CRNA, PhD, FNAP, FAAN

Interim Provost and Chief Academic Officer
Provost, Health Sciences Division