Loyola University Chicago

Mission Integration

Ignatian Colleagues Program

The Ignatian Colleagues Program (ICP) is an 18-month formational program that seeks to develop Ignatian partners in Jesuit higher education who are capable of and committed to assuming leadership within the Ignatian spiritual and educational heritage. These partners will sustain their schools’ Jesuit, Catholic character into the future as they constitute and enhance local, regional, and national networks of Ignatian leaders who work strategically and collaboratively to enrich Jesuit higher education.

The ICP consists of a series of integrated components designed to establish ongoing conversations through a series of face-to-face cohort gatherings, online learning opportunities, an Ignatian retreat, an international immersion experience and a mission project related to one’s work.  The program begins with an Orientation in late July and ends a year and a half later in January with a Capstone Event.  To date, over 220 administrators and faculty from 26 Jesuit institutions have participated in the program.  The school’s president in consultation with senior leadership selects candidates who will meet regularly with a campus coordinator throughout the program.  The program welcomes a diversity of colleagues who share a common interest in better understanding and advancing the mission. 

Some of the topics covered in the program are:

  • Ignatian history and spirituality
  • Ignatian humanism and the pedagogy of Jesuit education
  • Faith, reason, and higher education
  • The Jesuit commitment to a faith that does justice
  • Catholicism
  • Discernment and decision making

Loyola University Chicago Ignatian Colleagues Program Participants:

Cohort 1 (January 2008 – June 2010)

Arthur Lurigio, Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Nancy Tuchman, Director, Center for Urban Environmental Research & Policies


Cohort 2 (August 2009 – January 2011)

Nicole Meehan, Director Alumni Relations

Patricia Mooney-Melvin, Associate Dean of the Graduate School


Cohort 4 (August 2011 – January 2013)

Vicki Keough, Dean Niehoff School of Nursing

Janet Sisler, Director Gannon Center for Women & Leadership

Cohort 6 (August 2013 - January 2015)

Linda Brubaker, Dean Stritch School of Medicine

Kathleen Getz, Dean Quinlan School of Business

Rob Kelly, Vice President Student Development

For more information, email missionandidentity@luc.edu