ALUMNI PROFILE Jim Argionis (BA ’92, JD ’95)
As a kid in Chicago, Jim Argionis (BA ’92, JD ’95) grew up volunteering with his family in church activities and local elections. His time at Loyola University Chicago, in both undergrad and law school, reinforced a lifetime of giving back. In 2019, he received the Park Ridge Community Star Award from the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce for his community involvement and time working on various local commissions. His work has included leading the charge on school renovations, city and business development, and a review and update of the Park Ridge Comprehensive Plan, a document that provides a vision for future development in the community.
“It’s always been in my blood to help those around me,” he says. “Whether you start with your family, or you start with your block, or you start with your neighborhood—it goes from there.”
During undergrad at Loyola, Argionis served as a student representative on the Board of Trustees and was involved in the planning and improving of the Lake Shore campus. That experience—and the Jesuit philosophies instilled in a Loyola education—drew him even more toward volunteerism. “I learned a lot from my participation in the inner workings of the University, especially that a large institution like Loyola can [… advance] its mission while staying true to its core principles,” says Argionis. “The values of service, knowledge, and faith in justice led me through my undergrad years, into law school, and beyond.”