Loyola University Chicago

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Loyola's 2009-2015 Strategic Plan

Loyola Community,

I am pleased to share with you the University’s new strategic plan, “Our Commitment to Excellence: Loyola’s Plan 2009–2015.”

The University’s Board of Trustees approved this plan in June 2009. Many faculty, staff, students, and administrators participated in the development of this plan as members of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee. This Committee and its task forces, which were populated by some of Loyola’s most talented and dedicated leaders, met throughout the 2008–2009 academic year and contributed a significant amount of time and energy on the development of our new strategic plan. We are grateful for their many contributions.

Diane Asaro
Sam Attoh
Karnell Black
Mark Bosco, S.J.
Patrick Boyle
Michael Brosko
T.J. Brown
April Browning
Mary Burns
Javier Cervantes
Marian Claffey
Jennifer Clark
Katie Cross
Justin Daffron, S.J.
John Dahlstrand
Jonathan Dandurand
Jeff Doering
Jim Faught
Frank Fennell
Sarah Gabel
Sangita Gosalia
Patrick Green

Aaron Greer
Faruk Guder
Rachel Hart
Dan Hartnett, S.J.
Rick Holz
Abol Jalilvand
Thomas Janiec
Dan Kleinmann
Bill Laird
Howard Laten
Margaret Ludemann
Art Lurigio
Wayne Magdziarz
Susan Malisch
Jim Marley
Nicole Meehan
Patricia Mooney-Melvin
Ann Marie Morgan
Paul Moser
Chris Murphy
Jane Neufeld
Dawn Overstreet

John Pelissero
Terri Pigott
Anne Reilly
Jorene Richards
Paul Roberts
Summur Roberts
Jeff Rosen
Susan Ross
Lucien Roy
Patricia Rupert
Danita Salone
Kelly Shannon
Karen Shaw
David Slavsky
Lorraine Snyder
Nancy Tuchman
Dan Vonder Heide
Kana Wibbenmeyer
Richard Williams
Christine Wiseman
Carolyn Wright

In addition, I would especially like to thank Mike Welch, instructor in the School of Business Administration, and John Frendreis, professor of political science, for their leadership in this very important and complex effort.  

This plan articulates the University’s bold intention to, among other priorities, deliver the premier undergraduate educational experience in Chicago, characterized by a transformative educational experience in the Jesuit tradition. The companion document to this new plan, “Transformative Education in the Jesuit Tradition,” which was also adopted by the Board of Trustees in June, highlights how our Ignatian pedagogy seeks to inspire an educational experience that will prepare our students to lead extraordinary lives.

Both the Commitment to Excellence plan and the Transformative Education document are available online at LUC.edu/strategicplanning. You’ll be hearing much more about our efforts to implement our strategic planning priorities in the months ahead.


Michael J. Garanzini, S.J.
President, Loyola University Chicago