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Loyola University Chicago Announces New Director of Pastoral Studies
Robert A. Ludwig to Oversee Institute of Pastoral Studies
CHICAGO, June 4, 2004 Loyola University Chicago Provost Pete Facione, Ph.D., announced the appointment of Robert A. Ludwig, Ph.D., as director of the Institute of Pastoral Studies, effective June 1.
“With his profound knowledge of theology and his background in teaching and administration, I am confident that Dr. Ludwig will be able to build on the accomplishments at IPS,” Facione said. “His considerable experience as an administrator will help to move the IPS to new levels of preparing students for pastoral counseling, religious education and other forms of ministry in the 21st century.” Previously, Ludwig was the director of university ministry and an adjunct professor of religious and Catholic studies at DePaul University since 1989. He was also an associate professor of religious studies and director of the Loyola Institute for Ministry at Loyola University New Orleans from 1982 to 1989 and received tenure there in 1988. He also has been on the faculty at St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein and was a theologian in residence for seven years at the University of Colorado.
Ludwig’s appointment marks his second tour with IPS, having served as a summer faculty member beginning in 1971. From 1981 to 1982, he was an assistant professor of theology and an adjunct faculty member.
Ludwig’s responsibilities as IPS director include program development, strategic planning, fund raising, grant writing, enrollment enhancement, collegial leadership and ensuring effective ministerial pedagogy and scholarly excellence. He will also play a vital role in fostering Loyola’s Jesuit tradition.
“I will seek to help create greater synergy with Loyola’s other professional schools at the Water Tower Campus and to expand the Institute’s programs to serve a broader constituency of lay people involved in spirituality, values and leadership,” Ludwig said.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 15,000 students, which includes 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 69 undergraduate majors, 77 master’s degrees, 36 doctoral degrees, and three professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our web site at www.luc.edu.