Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center


Iodice, Emilio

Title/s:  Director Emeritus



Professor Iodice has spent over three decades as a senior executive in the public and private sectors, as an educator and now as a university administrator. He joined Loyola University in 2007 as Director of the John Felice Rome Center. One year later he was promoted to Vice President of the University. He assumed the role of Director Emeritus in 2016.

During those thirty years of experience he was also a key official in Washington working for several Administrations. He was named by the President to the Senior Executive Service when he was thirty three and considered the youngest public servant to reach the highest levels of federal service.

In the US diplomatic corps he was among the most decorated officers in history and was awarded the gold medal for heroism, a gold medal for exemplary service and the Silver medal and nominated for two Bronze Medals.

Among his honors are being knighted by the former king of Italy and receiving Medals of Honor from Spain and Italy.

He speaks several languages, has traveled across the globe and his passions in life are the Rome Center, its staff, faculty and its students, Loyola University, good music, writing and reading, his family and, in particular, his grand daughters, Sofia and Helena