Loyola University Chicago

Prominent Alumni

More than 130,000 Loyola University Chicago alumni are located in all 50 states and 120 foreign countries. Loyola graduates are leaders in their fields and have made significant contributions in numerous areas. Among Loyola's many outstanding alumni are:

• Ian Brennan (College of Arts and Sciences, 2000)
Co-creator, co-writer, and co-executive producer of “Glee”

• Sandra Cisneros (College of Arts and Sciences, 1976)
Award-winning author, essayist, and poet

• Charles D. Connor (School of Law, 1984)
President and CEO, American Lung Association

• Phil Corboy (School of Law, 1949)
Founder and Senior Partner, Corboy & Demetrio

• Stuart Dybek (College of Arts and Sciences, 1964; The Graduate School, 1968)
Author and MacArthur Fellow

 Francesca Maher Edwardson (College of Arts and Sciences, 1978; School of Law, 1981)
CEO, American Red Cross of Greater Chicago

• Merrillyn J. Kosier (Graduate School of Business, 1990)
Executive Vice President, Ariel Investments, LLC 

• Lisa Madigan (School of Law, 1994)
Illinois Attorney General

 Talia Mashiach (School of Business, 2000)
Founder and CEO, Eved Services

• Mary Meg McCarthy (School of Law, 1989)
Director, Heartland Alliance National Immigrant Justice Center

 Jennifer Morrison (College of Arts and Sciences, 2001)

 Bob Newhart (School of Business, 1952)
Actor and Comedian

• Bob Parkinson (School of Business, 1973; Graduate School of Business, 1975)
Chairman and CEO, Baxter International

• Thomas Purcell (College of Arts and Sciences, 1985)
Co-executive producer, “The Colbert Report”

• Michael Quinlan (College of Arts and Sciences, 1967; Graduate School of Business, 1970)
Former Chairman and CEO, McDonald's Corporation

• Christine M. Radogno (School of Social Work, 1973; Graduate School of Social Work, 1974)
Illinois State Senator for the 41st District and the Senate Minority Leader

• Bill Rancic (College of Arts and Sciences, 1994)
Winner of "The Apprentice" Season 1; Founder, Cigars Around the World; and author and entrepreneur

• Mary Sheehan (School of Nursing, 1982; Graduate School of Nursing, 1984)
President and CEO, Midwest Palliative Hospice Care

• Stephanie Springs (Graduate School of Business, 1978)
CEO, Make-A-Wish Illinois

• Melody Spann-Cooper (College of Arts and Sciences, 1988)
Owner, WVON

• Mary Tolan (School of Business, 1982)
Founder and CEO, Accretive Health, Inc.

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