Loyola University Chicago

MVSS: Military Veteran Student Services

Student Academic Services

Meet the MVSS Staff

Tom Molony

Associate Director

A Chicagoland native, Tom grew up in the apartment above his parents’ bar on North Avenue in the Galewood neighborhood on city’s far west side. Shortly before high school, his family moved to southwest suburban Woodridge. Tom enlisted in the United States Air Force straight out of high school and from October 1993 to October 1997. He proudly served in Texas, Missouri, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Korea. Following his enlistment, he attended College of DuPage and then Northern Illinois University, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 2001. 
 
Professionally, Tom has been in the non-profit sector since college, including nearly a decade spent in elementary and secondary Catholic education. Tom has a strong foundation in communications and marketing, prior to moving into recruitment and admissions. Most recently, he was an admissions counselor at Elmhurst College. There, Tom also coached wrestling (two NCAA All-Americans in 2018), was the staff advisor to the rugby club and co-advisor to our Students Veterans of America Club. 
 
Tom is thrilled to return to the world of Jesuit education, having previously worked at Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago. His time there and at The Jesuit Formation Program for Lay Employees that he was part of were truly life-changing experiences for him. It helped to shape Tom further into a life of service and to become a man for others. Tom is excited to serve our military-affiliated populations here on campus and to be a much-needed resource for them and their families as they pursue their educational and life goals beyond Loyola University. 
 
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Carla Suarez

Student Program Assistant