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Loyola University New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
Posted Date
Oct 22, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Loyola University New Orleans, a Jesuit and Catholic institution of higher education, seeks a visionary, inspiring, and experienced leader to guide the institution’s next period of growth and distinction.

The 18th president of Loyola will inherit an institution that is uniquely defined by a diverse student body; an impressive array of academic offerings; and its picturesque campus in the heart of New Orleans, a city infused with inherent creativity and matchless cultural traditions. The successful candidate will be eager to unite Loyola’s notable recent progress and bold plans for the future, while embracing the university’s mission: to pursue truth, wisdom, and virtue; and to work for a more just world. Inspired by Ignatius of Loyola’s vision of finding God in all things, Loyola strives to educate the whole student and to benefit the larger community through teaching, research, creative activities, and service.

Loyola’s next president will set an ambitious, forward-facing agenda for the university, galvanizing the entire Loyola community and inspiring it to move intentionally toward shared goals, with an unapologetic focus on excellence. Success will require the president to ensure that the university’s Jesuit, Catholic mission remains at the forefront of the institution’s identity, now and in the future.

The next president of Loyola will be known for their demonstrated capacity to inspire others; implement a strategic vision; work in concert and cooperation with an engaged board; lead and manage in complex environments; navigate change; demonstrate financial acumen; and prodigiously fundraise from a variety of sources. An experienced administrator and tested leader who is well-versed in the current and cutting-edge trends of higher education, the president will be collaborative and decisive, in equal measure.

Loyola University New Orleans is supported in this search by Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm. All confidential inquiries, nominations/referrals, and résumés with cover letters can be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Julie Filizetti, Partner

Pam Pezzoli, Partner

Brinkley Serkedakis, Senior Associate

Ellen Egitton, Associate

Thea Kosmack, Senior Search Coordinator

Loyola University New Orleans does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran's status, or national origin in its educational programs or activities, including employment and admissions. At the same time, Loyola cherishes its right to seek and retain personnel who will make a positive contribution to its religious character, goals, and mission in order to enhance the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

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