Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Dean's Welcome

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Acting Dean John Slania

As the School of Communication celebrates its 10th anniversary, I’m honored to serve as Acting Dean and welcome you to our school.

As the newest school at Loyola, the School of Communication has always been nimble, entrepreneurial, and not afraid to try new things. That philosophy has sparked the creation of Mosaic, a student-produced social justice magazine; Rambler Sports Locker, a weekly student television show; Inigo, a student-run communications firm; and RogersEdge Reporter, a hyperlocal news site covering Chicago’s neighborhoods.

Our dedicated faculty and staff are proud to have educated, trained and inspired students over the past decade. These alumni are now accomplished professionals with successful careers at organizations such as the New York Times, Leo Burnett, ABC News, Edelman, PBS and Golin.

We teach our students how to do research, conduct interviews, and write in a clear and compelling way. Then we train them to tell their stories on film, on television and radio, in print and on the internet.

But the School of Communication isn’t solely focused on preparing students for professional careers. We teach our students to be critical thinkers and ethical human beings. We challenge them to explore their faith, to think about social justice, and to be engaged in the communities where they live and work. We seek to graduate students who can share their talents and contribute to the world in a variety of meaningful ways.

As we host a series of events this year to mark our 10th anniversary, we will pause briefly to look back on our accomplishments. But given the constant changes taking place in the field of communication, we don’t plan to rest on our laurels. We have a duty to continue to deliver a progressive, high quality education to our students, developing them into the communication leaders of the future.

John Slania

Acting Dean, School of Communication