Loyola University Chicago

Corporate Engagement


From the Executive Director

From the Executive Director

As the recently appointed Executive Director of Corporate Engagement, I am looking forward to leading the charge of corporate outreach into the greater Chicago community on behalf of Loyola University Chicago.

Mutually beneficial partnerships between corporations and universities are on the rise.  This is why we have established the Office of Corporate Engagement (OCE) which will serve as the entry point to help corporations navigate a vast array of university resources.  OCE matches campus experts, world-class faculty, and business opportunities with companies and corporations to develop and enhance relationships with the university. 

This is a new form of civic engagement and serves to strengthen our connections with the larger Chicago community.  Through strategic alliances with businesses and organizations, both large and small, Loyola’s considerable brain trust is made available to our corporate partners.

OCE can connect corporations with Loyola students though job placement, internships, externships, service learning, mentoring, and leadership development.  With the global workforce evolving and the need for highly-skilled professionals increasing, OCE connects corporate partners to professional development, continuing education, executive education, and workforce training programs. 

The OCE also links industry with our research centers of excellence and world-class faculty, leading to new research discoveries and innovative technologies for commercialization and economic development.

For more information and to learn how your company can benefit from an educational partnership with Loyola University Chicago, please contact me at the Office of Corporate Engagement, at 312-915-6512 or jdeathe@luc.edu


Janet V. Deatherage, Ph.D.

Executive Director