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Jeremy Langford Named Vice President, University Marketing and Communication

Dear Members of the Loyola Community,

We are pleased to announce that Jeremy Langford has been appointed Vice President for University Marketing and Communication (UMC).

Jeremy joins Loyola University Chicago with 26 years of experience in publishing, communications, and advancement that includes 18 years of direct service with the Jesuits, first at Loyola Press and most recently with the USA Midwest Province. Since 2005, he has served the Midwest Jesuits as the Provincial Assistant (VP) for Communications and, since 2017, as the Provincial Assistant (VP) of Advancement and Communications. During this time, Jeremy has been a leader in strategic planning, developing and implementing comprehensive communications and fundraising plans, managing teams and projects, overseeing media relations and crisis communications, crafting campaigns and appeals, and finding new ways to connect with constituents. He has served as an adviser to the communications office of the Jesuit Curia in Rome and as a leader among the communications and advancement committees of the Jesuit Conference in the United States and Canada.

Jeremy has helped the Jesuits stay current and connected by, as St. Ignatius would say, reaching people where they are with award-winning content, design, and delivery from print to social media. He has worked closely with the advancement office to meet its annual fundraising goals over the years and most recently helped lead the charge to increase giving, kickstart a campaign for senior Jesuit health care, and engage lapsed and new donors.

In 2012 he developed and launched JesuitPrayer.org to help the Jesuits reach the widest possible audience with daily Scripture, Ignatian reflection, and Ignatian prayer. Loyola’s Health Sciences Division has been working with Jeremy and his team to build its own uniquely branded version of the Jesuit Prayer website, email, and mobile app. Jeremy also worked closely with Fr. Stephen Katsouros, S.J., dean and executive director of Arrupe College, on his book Come to Believe: How the Jesuits Are Reinventing Education (Again) about the first year in the life of the school.

A University of Notre Dame graduate, Jeremy began his career in publishing at Loyola Press, where he acquired and edited the international bestseller The Gift of Peace by Cardinal Joseph Bernardin. He was executive editor of Rowman & Littlefield and editorial director of Sheed & Ward and is the author or co-author of four books and numerous chapters and articles on Catholicism and education.

Through his work and advanced studies at Catholic Theological Union and through Jesuit training programs, Jeremy has a deep understanding of and affinity for Loyola’s Jesuit mission and for articulating that mission in all its aspects to a broad array of audiences. He is well equipped to translate that understanding into compelling communications and marketing, and his experience in development work will help link our communications work to our advancement and alumni engagement goals.

We are grateful to John Buchholz and the entire UMC team for their continued quality output and for their patience during this transition period. Jeremy’s official start date is November 5, but as he closes out projects with the Midwest Province, he will engage with Loyola leadership and UMC staff to begin to carry forward the work of telling Loyola’s story to the world.

Thank you for all you do every day for Loyola and our students.

Sincerely,

Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD
President

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