Loyola University Chicago

Office of the President


Jeanne Colleran Appointed Acting Vice President for Advancement

Jeanne Colleran Appointed Acting Vice President for Advancement


December 8, 2018

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jeanne Colleran, PhD, as acting vice president for Advancement, effective December 11. Jeanne will provide interim leadership for the division and continue to sustain our momentum in important areas as we conduct the national search to name a permanent vice president by summer 2019.

Jeanne most recently served as interim president at John Carroll University (JCU), a Jesuit university in University Heights, Ohio. At JCU, she also served as provost and academic vice president, and as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. She led a successful accreditation visit, helped increase enrollment through development of new majors and partnerships, and helped raise more than $26 million dollars in gifts and grants. She is a native of Pittsburgh, a graduate of John Carroll, and received her doctorate in English from The Ohio State University.

Jeanne looks forward to working with and energizing a talented and growing development team that is engaging alumni, friends, and supporters across the country and around the world. She also will be working directly with our consultants who are completing a detailed market study and analysis for future fundraising efforts.

We are grateful to Jamie Orsini, senior associate vice president for Advancement, for her additional service as acting VP.

Please join us in welcoming Jeanne Colleran to Loyola. Thank you to all for the good work you do every day.


Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD

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