Loyola Community,

After nearly 20 years of exemplary leadership, Ellen Kane Munro, senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary to the University’s Board of Trustees, will retire this August. Before being appointed as vice president and general counsel of Loyola in November 1994, Ellen served for a decade on Loyola’s Board of Trustees, including as vice chair from 1989–1994.

A Loyola alumna, Ellen graduated magna cum laude from Loyola’s undergraduate program in 1965, from what is now the Quinlan School of Business, and went on to receive her master’s degree in taxation from DePaul University and her law degree from Northwestern University. Previously, Ellen practiced general civil law as a partner in the law firms Hynes, Johnson, Healy & Munro and Munro & Zittler.

Ellen has been instrumental to Loyola’s success throughout her tenure here. Her counsel and leadership in all aspects of legal services have been admirable. During her tenure at Loyola, Ellen has provided invaluable legal advice and guidance on every major transaction at Loyola, including extremely complex negotiations related to the separate incorporation of the Loyola University Medical Center in 1995, the disposition of the Mallinckrodt Campus in 2002, the shaping of our ground lease with The Clare in 2006, the sale of our Medical Center and academic affiliation with Trinity Health in 2011, and numerous property acquisitions and real estate development transactions. She has assembled an expert legal team here at the University that manages a diversity of concurrent projects while ensuring our compliance with federal, state, and local legislation and regulations. Her contributions to University governance and administration have had a tremendous impact on the University and the students we serve.

I am most grateful to Ellen for her years of dedicated service to Loyola and I know you join me in wishing her and her husband, Tom, many years of happy retirement.


Michael J. Garanzini, S.J.
President and CEO