An invitation to apply for the position of
President, Loyola University Maryland
Loyola University Maryland (Loyola Maryland) seeks an innovative, strategic, and collaborative leader to serve as its next President. Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic University in the city of Baltimore, committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and the development of the whole person. The University inspires students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world.
Founded in 1852, Loyola Maryland is one of 27 Jesuit institutions of higher education in the United States and the first to bear the name of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Today, the Loyola Maryland community encompasses the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of some 5,282 undergraduate and graduate students, over 506 full-time and part-time faculty, 682 staff and administrators, and nearly 64,000 alumni. At Loyola Maryland, deep bonds and close and life-long connections are forged through the Jesuit charism and educational experience, intellectual interests and beliefs are explored freely, and community members are united in pursuit of a purpose-driven life as "men and women for and with others."
The next President will position the University for the future, recognizing and embracing its identities and further defining Loyola Maryland’s place in the greater higher education landscape. The Loyola Maryland community seeks in its next President a leader who will be engaged, inspiring, and strategic; present with faculty, students, staff, alumni, and the Baltimore community; and armed with the experience and gifts to strengthen the University’s position overall, and in particular its commitment and actions on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The next President will bring intellectual vitality, a collegial and transparent leadership style, and the strategic, financial, and management skills to lead a complex institution. The President must embrace and live the Ignatian principles that are the foundation of the institution; foster inclusivity and belonging; and possess a deep commitment to Jesuit, Catholic higher education.
The Board of Trustees has formed a search committee and retained Isaacson, Miller, the national executive search firm. All expressions of interest from qualified candidates—Jesuit, lay, or other religious leaders—are encouraged. Inquiries, nominations, and applications can be directed in confidence to the firm as indicated at the end of this document.
Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications can be submitted electronically to:
Vivian Brocard, President
Phillip Petree, Partner
Stephanie Simon, Associate
Loyola University Maryland welcomes applications from all backgrounds who can contribute to its educational mission. Loyola Maryland is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups, regardless of religious affiliations.