Loyola University Chicago

Office of the President

Community Messages

  • Celebrating Commencement 2020

    An update on Loyola's Commencement plans for the Class of 2020.
  • A Message to Parents

    President Rooney reached out to parents of Loyola undergraduate students to share her full March 18, 2020 message to the community on Loyola's responses and responsibilities in the public health challenges of COVID-19.
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  • A Note from the President, March 18, 2020

    We are called to care and be community: As we continue to navigate one of the greatest global health challenges to ever face our University and possibly the world, I want to express my deepest appreciation for the numerous ways faculty, staff, students, and their families are working together.
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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update March 12, 2020

    Dr. Rooney and University Leadership announce that Loyola is suspending in-person classes and transitioning to online delivery for the remainder of the term.
  • A Note from the President, February 2020

    In February 1870, construction of St. Ignatius College at 12th and May Streets in Chicago continued through the winter weather. In the face of delays and debates about the value and feasibility of the project, Fr. Arnold Damen, SJ, the Jesuits, and the BVMs persevered.
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  • A Note from the President, January 2020

    Welcome back to a new semester, a new year, and a new decade at Loyola University Chicago. January 2020 also marks the start of our sesquicentennial year and celebrations. I hope that many of you had an opportunity to refresh and reenergize over the holiday break.
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  • Remembering Bob Parkinson

    President Rooney and the community mourn the passing of Robert L. Parkinson, Jr., chair of the Loyola Board of Trustees.
  • A Season of Gratitude and Hope

    President Rooney shares holiday reflections and good wishes with the Loyola community.
  • Norberto Grzywacz, PhD, Appointed Provost and Chief Academic Officer of Loyola University Chicago

    President Rooney announces the appointment of Georgetown dean as Loyola's new provost
  • Dean Transition at Arrupe College

    President Rooney and Interim Provost Callahan shared the news that Fr. Steve Katsouros, S.J., the founding dean and executive director of Arrupe College at Loyola University Chicago, has announced his reassignment by the Society of Jesus to develop a nationwide network of post-secondary schools based on the innovative Arrupe College model. Fr. Katsouros will serve as dean until August 2020, through the fourth Commencement of Arrupe College.
  • A Note from the President, November 2019

    In my monthly newsletter, I share notes, links, and items of interest with the Rambler community. As always, I am grateful for all you do for Loyola and our students.
  • Elaine Morrato Named Founding Dean, Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health

    President Rooney and Interim Provost Callahan announce the appointment of Elaine Morrato, DrPH, MPH, CPH as founding dean of the Parkinson School.
  • Remembering Fr. Raymond C. Baumhart, SJ

    President Rooney shares news of the passing of Rev. Raymond C. Baumhart, SJ, Loyola's longest-serving president.
  • Toward A Greater Good

    President Rooney shares campus updates, news, and reflections in her October newsletter.
  • We Are Called

    Remarks by Dr. Jo Ann Rooney, President of Loyola University Chicago Faculty Convocation, September 15, 2019
  • The Heart of Our Mission

    In her September newsletter, President Rooney welcomes reflects on the excellence of Loyola's faculty and upcoming strategic planning activity.
  • Karen Paciero Named Vice President for Advancement

    President Rooney announces the appointment of Karen Paciero as Vice President for Advancement
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  • The Year Ahead

    In her August newsletter note, Dr. Rooney previews the beginning of a new academic year.
  • Celebrating Our Sesquicentennial

    Loyola will celebrate 150 years of education and service with a number of events and celebrations during 2019-2020.