Samuel Attoh, PhD
The Loyola University Chicago community mourns the death of Samuel Attoh, PhD, former dean of The Graduate School and associate provost for research at the lakeside campuses.
Sam joined the Loyola community in 2005, and as dean and associate provost for research, he was devoted to facilitating the University’s commitment to academic excellence, research enhancement, service, and innovation at the graduate level in Loyola’s schools and colleges. One of his many significant contributions was his role in building our current strategic plan, “Plan 2020: Building a More Just, Humane, and Sustainable World.” Sam co-chaired the Strategic Planning Committee for nearly two years, which conducted University-wide consultations that formed the basis of the five-year plan.
Sam’s research and teaching focused on urban and regional planning, housing and community development, and the geography of international development. An outstanding scholar and teacher, he published more than 30 journal articles and technical reports and presented more than 50 papers at national and international conferences. In 2015, Sam also served as interim provost of the lakeside campuses.
As a conduit for strategic partnerships and alliances, Sam will be missed by colleagues both within and beyond the University. We are grateful for his innovation and commitment to excellence, research, and service.
Friday, February 10
Bolingbrook-McCauley Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, 530 W. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook, Illinois
Saturday, February 11
St. Francis of Assisi, 1501 W. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook, Illinois
An on-campus memorial service will be scheduled for this spring, and details will be shared when they are available.
Condolences can be sent to Sam’s family through The Graduate School, Granada Center, 4th Floor, Lake Shore Campus.
Please remember his family in your prayers.