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Director of Communications
Loyola University Names New Deans for School of Law and School of Business
CHICAGO, February 28, 2005 Loyola President Michael J. Garanzini, S.J. is pleased to announce the appointment of two new deans who will be joining the University this year.
David Yellen, J.D., of Hofstra University School of Law will be the Dean of the School of Law and Abol Jalilvand, Ph.D., of Dalhousie University in Canada, will be the Dean of the School of Business Administration (SBA). Both deans will officially start in July of this year.
“We began our comprehensive search for world class leaders last year and couldn’t be happier with the outcome,” comments Fr. Garanzini. “As we move forward to implement the University’s Strategic Agenda, both David and Abol will play critical roles in furthering the agendas of their respective schools. We wanted to make sure the individuals who come to Loyola understand our mission and our promise to prepare people to lead extraordinary lives. These two individuals will help further our commitment to be a truly great national Jesuit university.”
Yellen, who will be Dean of the School of Law, is the Max Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Law at Hofstra University, located in Hempstead, New York. He is currently serving as the Reuschlein Distinguished Visiting Professor at Villanova University School of Law and has also taught at Cornell Law School and New York Law School. Prior to this he served as Dean of Hofstra Law School from 2001 to 2004. As Dean, he played a critical role in moving the law school.s rankings up in the U.S. News and World Report annual ranking of national universities by spearheading major fundraising initiatives; doubling the school’s new student applications; and increasing the credentials of the law school’s incoming students.
As one of the largest Jesuit law schools in nation, Loyola’s School of Law has been offering education to people across the country and around the world for nearly 100 years. The school offers full-time and part-time Juris Doctor programs, with specialized certificates available in Advocacy, Child and Family Law, Health Law, International Law and Practice and Tax Law. For attorneys pursuing advanced legal education, it offers Masters of Law programs in Business Law, Child and Family Law, Health Law and Tax Law. In addition, the School offers the Masters of Jurisprudence for non-attorney professionals in business, child and family law and health law, as well as two doctoral degrees focusing on health law and policy (S.J.D. and D. Law). The school’s innovative, broad-based curriculum draws on the interdisciplinary strengths of Loyola University Chicago to train future lawyers to be counselors, planners, mediators, arbitrators, judges, policy makers and litigators. With over 1,000 students enrolled, they are able to take utilize the dedicated classrooms, lecture halls, offices as well as a courtroom and legal clinic facilities located on the university’s Water Tower Campus off Michigan Avenue in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood.
Dr. Abol Jalilvand comes to Loyola University Chicago from Dalhousie University located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He will serve as Loyola’s Dean of the School of Business Administration and its Graduate School of Business (GSB). Dr. Jalilvand is serving his second term as Dean of Faculty of Management and the Herbert S. Lamb Chair in Business Education. He leads an interdisciplinary faculty consisting of four schools, including Business Administration, Public Administration, Information Studies and Environmental Studies. Among his many accomplishments at Dalhousie, Jalilvand increased the school’s enrollment and developed new programs in financial services, environmental management and international business. He also led a comprehensive campaign to raise approximately $29 million for new facilities, academic programs and endowed chairs and expanded the university’s research capacity through the creation of centres of integrated research and learning.
Loyola’s School of Business Administration has one of the premier undergraduate business schools in Chicago, offering students a superior business curriculum and a well-rounded core of arts and sciences, as well as valuable opportunities for top internships and study abroad programs. Through the Graduate School of Business, faculty and staff are committed to developing values-based leaders who can preserve and strengthen the U.S. and global system of business and commerce. Loyola’s MBA program was recently ranked among the top 25 part-time MBA programs by US News & World Reportin 2005. The university ensures that all programs will serve the evolving and dynamic business marketplace in Chicago, across the country and around the world.
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.