Dr. Rooney welcomed the University community back to campus, shared information about the upcoming MLK Celebration and the Mission Priority Examen, and reflected on what a blessing it is to be a part of Loyola.
Dr. Rooney updated the campus community on the open search the University has been conducting for the next provost and chief academic officer. Though several of the finalists demonstrated strengths in some areas, no clear consensus on a leading candidate emerged from the process. Margaret Callahan, CRNA, PhD, FNAP, FAAN, will remain interim provost during our continued search. The University is committed to finding a provost and chief academic officer who will join the Loyola community as we seek to strengthen and deepen our efforts to live out our shared Jesuit, Catholic mission.
Sharing Gifts With the World
In a holiday message to the community, Dr. Rooney reflects on Christmas and being persons for others.
At the 2018 Faculty Convocation September 17, Dr. Jo Ann Rooney focused on topics central to the Jesuit mission and the year ahead.
Diversity Campus Climate Survey Results: A Community Conversation
Read more about the Climate Survey data and results and the University's commitment to being relentless in creating a more fair, just, and equitable community congruent with Loyola’s mission and values.
Jo Ann Rooney announces the members of the Independent Review Task Force comprised of students, faculty, staff, and outside experts in student development and diversity to investigate the February 24 incident involving students and Campus Safety officers.
Following recent events on campus, Dr. Jo Ann Rooney addresses concerns from the community. In reaffirming Loyola’s commitment to its Jesuit values and mission, she stresses the University’s continued work in building an inclusive environment for all.
Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD, welcomes the Loyola community back and invites everyone to come together in the spirit of community—resolved to push the frontiers of our individual and collective knowledge.
Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD, responds to congressional tax reform efforts, advocating against any legislation that makes higher education more expensive for students and erodes the financial stability of public and private, two- and four-year colleges and universities.
On October 4, Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD, president of Loyola University Chicago, addressed the members of the City Club of Chicago. In her second year at Loyola and in Chicago, Dr. Rooney outlined her view of the University’s past, present, and future and discussed the innovative ways we are impacting Chicago and beyond.
Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD, reaffirms the University’s commitment to a community based in hope, faith, and service—and to the extraordinary group of students affected by the decision ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
In March, President Rooney announced that an external investigation would examine the incident that occurred outside Gentile Arena on February 24, 2018. The report of the investigation has been presented to a task force of students, faculty, staff and outside experts. The University is sharing the report with the community in the interest of transparency and to serve as a basis for discussion and action steps this fall.