Loyola University Chicago

Office of the President

Community Messages

  • Farewell and Thank You to President Jo Ann Rooney

    Susan Sher (JD '74), Chair of the Loyola University Chicago Board of Trustees, pays tribute to outgoing Loyola President Jo Ann Rooney and announces the re-naming of Mundelein Auditorium in her honor.
  • Our Presence Together

    President Rooney Welcomes Students, Faculty, and Staff to the 2022-2023 Academic Year
  • Leadership Transition in Human Resources

    President Rooney thanks Winifred Williams, PhD, for her service to Loyola as Dr. Williams moves to a new role at the College of American Pathologists.
  • An Investment in the Future

    President Rooney announces the largest gift in Loyola University Chicago history--$100 million from John (BBA '68) and Kathy Schreiber
  • Thank You, Loyola Faculty and Staff

    After a successful return to in-person Commencement, Dr. Rooney thanks faculty and staff for their work throughout the year.
  • Welcoming Loyola's New President

    At a May 3, 2022 campus event, Loyola’s 24th President, Dr. Jo Ann Rooney, welcomed Dr. Mark Reed as Loyola University Chicago’s 25th President.
  • Loyola Welcomes Pope Francis in Conversation With Students

    Dr. Rooney announces an historic collaboration with the Vatican to facilitate dialogue between university students and Pope Francis.
  • Loyola's Commitment to the Vatican's Seven-Year Journey to Integral Ecology

    Dr. Rooney announces that Loyola University Chicago is among the inaugural signers of the Vatican's Seven-Year Journey to Integral Ecology and outlines the University's leadership role in this global action plan.
  • 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.
  • Remembering Jerry Harkness

    President Jo Ann Rooney's message on the passing of Loyola basketball legend and civil rights pioneer Jerry Harkness.
  • A Gift of Time

    As we head toward the holiday season, we are grateful to all members of our community for the diligent work, flexibility, and resilience you've demonstrated as we navigate this challenging semester. We understand the demands of adapting to remote work and instruction have meant juggling extra time, training, work, and personal priorities. Work-life balance on many days is more aspiration than reality.
  • Healing Division

    President Jo Ann Rooney reflects on the importance of debate without demonization in the wake of the 2020 election.
  • Celebrating Ignatian Heritage Month

    Dr. Rooney reflects on the ideals of accompaniment and discernment as Loyola University Chicago marks Ignatian Heritage Month.
  • Message from the Office of the President

    Supporting our Black Students and Advancing Loyola’s Anti-Racism Initiative

    August 31, 2020: Dear Ramblers, This past weekend marked the poignant anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s inspirational “I Have a Dream” speech. Myriad protests and activities occurred across the country—including near or on our campus—in response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Riah Milton, Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells, and many others, as well as the shooting of...
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  • Supporting Our Black Students and Peaceful Protests

    Read the August 28 message from the Division of Student Development in support of our Black students and peaceful protests.
  • Moving Forward in Gratitude

    Dr. Rooney reflects on the start of a new semester in an unusual year.
  • My Deepest Gratitude

    Dr. Rooney thanks Loyola faculty for extraordinary work during the 2020 Spring semester.
  • Our Resilience

    President Rooney offers some thoughts on Rambler resilience and community during this historic spring semester.
  • A Message of Hope

    President Rooney updates the extended Loyola community on Loyola's response to COVID 19 and the remarkable resilience of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
  • Thank You, Rambler Family

    On Friday, March 27, 2020, Dr. Rooney shared a Zoom message from her home office with faculty and staff thanking the community for their extraordinary response in shifting to online classes and remote working as part of the public health response to COVID-19.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.