Loyola University Chicago

Office of the President


Just Employment Task Force Update

February 9, 2017

Dear Members of the Loyola Community,

In my 2017 Spring Semester Update, I shared our plan to launch a Just Employment Task Force. Today, I am able to provide an update on the initiative now that the membership of the group has been identified and work has commenced—the group’s first meeting took place on Tuesday, February 7.

As a Jesuit, Catholic institution, our mission and current strategic plan require us to seek actionable ways to live out the call to build a more just, humane, and sustainable world. This task force will be doing exactly that. I have asked the group to help identify opportunities for Loyola to demonstrate and deepen its commitment to a more fair, competitive, and socially just workplace. At the end of the semester, they will produce a report and set of recommendations for consideration.

I want to thank Susan Malisch, vice president and CIO for Information Technology Services, for chairing the task force and all of the members—student, faculty, and staff representatives from across our campus community—for agreeing to advance this important work. I look forward to the recommendations and report you will produce in the coming months.

Just Employment Task Force Membership
Chair (President’s Cabinet Member)
Susan Malisch, Vice President and CIO, Information Technology Services

Faculty Representative
Kathleen Maas Weigert, PhD, Sociology

Jesuit Community Representative
James Murphy, S.J., Philosophy

Human Resources Representative
Deborah Meister, Human Resources

Finance Representative
Malcolm Douglas, Financial Services

Marketing and Communication Representative
Steve Christensen, University Marketing and Communication

Faculty Council Representative
Timothy Classen, PhD, Economics

University Staff Council Representative
Kathleen Steinfels, Campus Card Office

Student Government/Student Representative
Hannah Cook and Brock Johnson

University Senate Representative
Niamh McGuigan, University Libraries

Health Sciences Division Representative
Kristin Wojtulewicz, Burn and Shock Trauma Research Institute

To learn more about the Just Employment Task Force, please click here.


Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD