FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Loyola University Chicago Welcomes Robert L. Parkinson, Jr. to Board of Trustees
Chicago, IL, August 23, 2005 Loyola University Chicago’s Board of Trustees unanimously elected Robert L. Parkinson, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Baxter International Inc., to its board.
“We are thrilled to have Bob join our Board,” said Loyola President Michael Garanzini, S.J. “Bob has strong ties to Loyola, as an alum and former dean, and to Chicago’s business community. He brings unique strengths and experiences to this important leadership role and will be a great asset for Loyola as we grow and near our second century as a university.”
Parkinson has excelled in his respective field and is expected to play a key role in furthering Loyola’s national and international recognition while continuing its promise in preparing people to lead extraordinary lives.
Robert L. Parkinson, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Baxter International Inc., is a two-time Loyola alum, having earned a BA in Business Administration in 1973 and an MBA in 1975. He worked at Abbott Laboratories in various management and senior management capacities for approximately 25 years. He left Abbott in 2000 as its president and COO. He then served as Loyola’s dean of the School of Business Administration, before joining Baxter in 2004. Active on many industry boards and community organizations, Mr. Parkinson serves on the board of directors for Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Foundation. For a complete listing of Loyola University Chicago’s Board of Trustees, please visitwww.luc.edu/about/trustees.shtml.
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 14,000 students, which includes 8,500 undergraduates, hailing from all 50 states, as well as 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses, three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. 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 52 undergraduate majors, 59 master’s degrees and 36 doctoral degrees. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” and “best values” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our web site at www.luc.edu.