Loyola University Chicago

Office of the President


Janet Sisler Named Vice President for Mission Integration

February 28, 2019

Dear Loyola Community,

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

Janet is well known for her expertise in strategic planning, multiculturalism, technology implementation, and social policy. She has served as acting vice president for mission integration since July 1, 2018. During that time, she has provided exemplary leadership in organizing the Mission Priority Examen at Loyola and has been evaluating mission and ministry programs and structures across the University. We benefit from her continued leadership and look forward to her involvement in our 150th anniversary celebration and Loyola’s partnership with the Opus Prize, a major international recognition presented annually to faith-based humanitarians.

Janet is committed to transforming personal lives and global systems through education in a Catholic environment. In her 40 years in the educational and social service fields, she has contributed as a leader in her roles as interim and associate superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Chicago, as president of community benefit services for the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago Service Corporation, and here at Loyola as the director of the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership. Janet has been influential in shaping educational systems and in developing public support for ministries to underserved populations.

She has served as president of St. Jude House, a domestic violence shelter and prevention center; on the Executive Board of the North Central Association Commission on Schools; and on the Boards for the ACERO Schools Network, Resurrection High School, Mother Guerin High School, St. Martin de Porres Academy, and St. Francis de Sales High School. Additionally, she served on the Catholic Health Association Advisory Board for senior housing and health care. Janet graduated summa cum laude with a BA from Mundelein College and holds an MA from Mundelein and an MEd from the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

Janet’s spirit of engagement and collaboration will guide the University to greater strategic focus and broadened mission effectiveness. We deeply appreciate her commitment to lead the important work that lies 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