Loyola University Chicago

Office of the President


Janet Sisler Appointed Acting Vice President for Mission Integration

May 8, 2018

Dear Members of the Loyola Community,

We are pleased to announce that Janet Sisler, recent director of the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership, has been asked to serve in the role of acting vice president for mission integration for Loyola University Chicago.

Janet recently announced her retirement from her position with the Gannon Center. However, the value that Janet brings to Loyola compelled us to leverage her innovative and strategic approach to leadership by asking her to take on the interim responsibility for the areas of mission and ministry for the University.

Janet will assume her new role effective July 1, 2018. During this assignment, Janet will report directly to James Prehn, S.J., vice president and chief of staff and rector of the Jesuit Community.

Janet’s primary responsibilities as a part of this interim assignment will include, but are not limited to, providing leadership for the “Examen” initiative across the University, and completion of a thorough evaluation and development of recommendations for the various mission and ministry programs and structures across the University—including campus ministry, staff mission formation, and chaplain efforts.

As a part of this transition, Lisa Reiter and Campus Ministry as well as Chris Murphy and Staff Ministry will report directly to Janet. Janet will perform in this interim role pending completion of the search process to fill the position, which is expected by the end of the 2018-19 academic year.

We are confident in Janet’s ability to help shape the mission culture of our great institution. Janet’s spirit of engagement and collaboration will guide the University to the next level of strategic focus and broadened mission effectiveness. We deeply appreciate Janet’s commitment to remain actively engaged to lead this important body of work, which is at the core of our Jesuit heritage and mission.

Please join us in congratulating Janet on her new role.


Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD

James S. Prehn, S.J., EdD
Vice President and Chief of Staff
Rector of the Jesuit Community