FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Communications
Loyola University Chicago Names New Vice President
CHICAGO, December 27, 2006 – Loyola University Chicago announced that Kelly Shannon, 47, has been appointed Vice President of University Marketing and Communications.
Upon her arrival at Loyola in March 2005, Shannon was tasked by Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., president of Loyola, to build the newly created division of University Marketing and Communications. She now oversees a team of 15 who are responsible for the University’s brand marketing, media relations, employee communications, University publications, advancement communications, and Web site initiatives.
Shannon led the internal team that created and implemented Loyola’s new image advertising campaign that was launched in March 2006. In addition to her many achievements over the past 20 months, her group developed new brand and graphic standards for Loyola, revised all communications materials including publications and marketing pieces, and created an internal marketing council focused on increasing the consistency and impact of messages. Shannon’s team is currently working on a redesign of luc.edu, the University’s web site. Shannon reports directly to the President and is a cabinet member and officer of the University.
Prior to Loyola, Shannon, who began her career as a journalist, served in various communications and marketing leadership roles with Tribune Company and the Chicago Tribune.
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 nearly 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