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Director of Communications
Loyola Appoints New Chief of Staff
Twenty-Four Year Veteran of the School to Over-see Day-to-Day Operations
CHICAGO, June 20, 2006 — Loyola University Chicago’s president, Father Michael Garanzini, S.J., is pleased to announce that Wayne Magdziarz has been appointed to the newly-created position of Vice President and Chief of Staff for the President’s Office
Since the arrival of Father Garanzini, Magdziarz has served as vice president for Capital Planning, implementing the University’s campus-planning agenda, which included the sale and acquisition of properties and the development of major real estate initiatives at the Lake Shore and Water Tower campuses.
“Magdziarz’s outstanding track record and experience make him an excellent fit for the new Chief of Staff position,” said Father Garanzini. “Loyola continues to experience tremendous growth and Wayne will play a critical role in overseeing the University’s day-to-day operations.”
A Loyola University Chicago alum (BA ’82 & MBA ’87), Wayne began his career at Loyola more than 20 years ago. He was the general manager of Loyola’s radio station in 1982, while also serving as a member of the part-time faculty in the Department of Communication. He began his administrative service to Loyola in 1990 when he was appointed assistant to the president under Father Raymond Baumhart, S.J. He was then appointed associate vice president in 1994, working closely with Ronald Walker, the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the University, and later served as senior vice president in the Division of Enrollment Management and Information Technologies and in Facilities.
In his new role, Magdziarz will be responsible for coordinating the daily operations of the President’s Office and serving as a liaison between other University administrators in order to ensure the best use of the president’s time. This appointment comes at a critical moment, as Loyola’s capital campaign will increase demands on the president’s schedule for the next several years. In addition to his new role, Magdziarz will continue to be responsible for the University’s campus planning and real estate activities and will continue to serve as a member of the cabinet.
“In my 24 years here, there has not been a more exciting time for Loyola,” said Magdziarz. “The dynamic leadership and vision of Fr. Garanzini gives me solid assurance that this will continue for many years, and I’m energized to be working directly with him.”
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 14,000 students, which includes 9,000 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 68 undergraduate majors, 77 master’s degrees, 36 doctoral degrees, and 3 professional degree programs. 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.