Loyola University Chicago

Office of the President


Paul Roberts Appointed Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success

September 7, 2017

Dear Members of the Loyola Community,

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Roberts as vice president for enrollment management and student success, effective immediately.

In his new role, Paul will lead and integrate Loyola’s enrollment and student success efforts. This integration ensures the critical alignment of all student recruitment and retention efforts—including the enhancement of our recruitment and retention of students of color—while supporting all students on a path to successful degree completion. Paul will also oversee student academic services and report directly to Provost and Chief Academic Officer John Pelissero, PhD. He will continue to serve on the Council of Deans and the Council for Student Success. He will also join the President’s Cabinet and the Board of Trustees Student Development and Success Committee as a University representative.

Paul joined the University in 2002 and served initially as Loyola’s associate vice president of graduate and professional enrollment management, and in 2007, he was appointed associate provost for enrollment management. As associate provost, Paul has had responsibility for the past 10 years for freshman, transfer, and graduate recruitment and admission; financial aid; enrollment marketing; and enrollment research. During his tenure, undergraduate applications to the University increased by 32 percent. In addition, total University enrollment increased by 10 percent, undergraduate enrollment increased by 14 percent, and the size of the freshman class has increased by 30 percent. While increasing the freshman classes to the largest in our history, Paul and his enrollment management team have also simultaneously increased the overall academic profile and diversity of the classes.

Paul came to Loyola from DePaul University, where he served as executive director of university admission. Prior to that, he served as the director of MBA programs at The University of Illinois at Chicago. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary’s College and an MBA from DePaul University.

Please join us in congratulating Paul on this appointment.


Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD

John P. Pelissero, PhD
Provost and Chief Academic Officer