Loyola University Chicago

Office of the President

2011 Phil Kosiba Retiring

June 20, 2011

Loyola Community,

After more than 31 years of exemplary leadership, Phil Kosiba, long-time administrator and vice president, will retire this summer.

Phil, a Loyola MBA alum, has been with the University since 1980, where he first served as the assistant vice president for administration. Five years later, Phil took on his role as the associate vice president for properties until he was appointed vice president for facilities. Before joining the University, Phil was an engineering administrator at Johnson & Johnson Corp. and he received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Phil has been instrumental to Loyola's success throughout his career here. Nearly every square foot of our campuses has been built, renewed, and improved through his leadership and hard work, along with that of his talented team in facilities management. But, what we will miss most is his wise counsel and trustworthy support. In addition, in recent years he has worked tirelessly to ensure that our campus remains a safe and secure living and learning environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. As an example, he expanded campus safety patrol boundaries, creating a University police force, and he spearheaded an effort to open a campus safety outpost on Granville Avenue, creating an alternative safe place for the Loyola community to utilize. These accomplishments are no small feat, and under Phil's careful and steadfast leadership, projects were completed on time, within budget (especially when budgets were small), and with little impact on the day-to-day operations across campus.

I am most grateful to Phil for his years of dedicated service and many accomplishments, and I wish him and his wife, Nancy, many more years in a happy and healthy retirement. It is well deserved.

As a result of Phil's retirement, Kana Wibbenmeyer will become associate vice president for facilities and will now report to Wayne Magdziarz, senior vice president of capital planning and campus management. Bob Fine, director of campus safety, will now report to Tom Kelly, senior vice president for administrative services and chief human resources officer.

Sincerely,

 

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