Loyola University Chicago

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Remarks and Events

  • President Rooney at Commencement 2022: An Education Against Indifference

    Dr. Rooney Addressed 2022 graduates of Loyola University Chicago in Commencement ceremonies May 10-14, 2022
  • This Is Our Love

    Dr. Jo Ann Rooney, President of Loyola University Chicago, delivered remarks to faculty at the conclusion of Loyola Chicago’s 2021 Faculty Convocation.
  • Defining Our Future

    Jo Ann Rooney, President of Loyola University Chicago, welcomed faculty to the 2020 Faculty Convocation in pre-recorded remarks Oct. 2, 2020.
  • Called To Heal

    President Rooney delivered closing remarks and a final blessing at the Stritch School of Medicine virtual commencement on May 9, 2020
  • Connected In Community

    Dr. Rooney's weekly message to students, faculty, and staff.
  • We Are Called

    Remarks by Dr. Jo Ann Rooney, President of Loyola University Chicago Faculty Convocation, September 15, 2019
  • A Deeper Understanding

    President Rooney addressed first-year undergraduates and transfers at New Student Convocation on August 23, 2019.
  • One Foot Raised

    President Rooney offered closing remarks to graduates and their friends and families at Commencement Ceremonies May 7-11 2019.
  • Your Good Work

    Dr. Rooney welcomed attendees and awardees to the 2018 Staff Recognition and Excellence Awards Ceremony on Nov. 28, 2018
  • The Impact of Philanthropy

    Dr. Rooney addressed the scope of Loyola's service in the world with civic leaders, Loyola School of Medicine donors, faculty and students at the 68th Annual Stritch Award Dinner November 17, 2018
  • President's Medallion: The Spirit of Service

    On November 2, President Rooney Welcomed 2018 President’s Medallion recipients and their families to the annual award ceremony at the Water Tower Campus.
  • Higher Education Shapes Chicago

    On October 17, 2018, Dr. Jo Ann Rooney presented closing remarks to a meeting hosted at Loyola of America’s Urban Campus, 22 Chicago-area universities working together to document higher education’s economic and social impact.
  • Restlessly Inclined

    At the 2018 Faculty Convocation September 17, Dr. Jo Ann Rooney focused on topics central to the Jesuit mission and the year ahead.
  • Remarks to 2018 Graduates of Arrupe College

    On August 11, 2018, Dr. Jo Ann Rooney congratulated the 2018 graduating class of Loyola University's Arrupe College and urged them to "fall in love" with their life's work.
  • The Jesuit Way Forward

    On April 25, 2018, Dr. Jo Ann Rooney, President of Loyola University Chicago, addressed the Jesuit Friends and Alumni of Chicago on “The Future of Jesuit Universities.” Here is the full text of her remarks.

    City Club of Chicago Remarks

    On October 4, Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD, president of Loyola University Chicago, addressed the members of the City Club of Chicago. In her second year at Loyola and in Chicago, Dr. Rooney outlined her view of the University’s past, present, and future and discussed the innovative ways we are impacting Chicago and beyond.
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    Loyola University Chicago 2017 Faculty Convocation

    On September 10, Loyola President Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD, addressed new and returning faculty members at the 2017 Faculty Convocation.
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    Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Induction Ceremony

    In April, Loyola President Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD, attended and provided remarks at a ceremony where 28 Arrupe College students were inducted as the newest members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
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    2017 Climate Change Conference

    Read the remarks of Loyola President Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD, at this year’s Climate Change Conference, featuring keynote speaker Mary Robinson.
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    First Friday Club Lunch

    At the February 3 event, Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD, addressed the topic "Is there a changing Catholic identity in Catholic universities today?"
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    Loyola University Chicago Faculty Convocation

    In September 2016, Loyola President Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD, welcomed new and returning faculty at Faculty Convocation.
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    Loyola University Chicago New Student Convocation

    President Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD, welcomes students at the August 26, 2016, New Student Convocation.