Presidents Through The Years…

Did you know that since Loyola’s beginnings, we have had over fifteen presidents? Each have contributed to Loyola’s legacy in unique ways. Father Albert H. Biever, S.J. was our first from 1903 to 1913. Our current president, Father Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J. has been around since 2004 and continues to successfully lead Loyola through its centennial celebrations.

Below is a photo from the Loyola University Photographs Collection of Father W. Patrick Donnelly, S.J. During his presidency from 1952 until 1961, Loyola’s School of Law was integrated onto campus. Moreover, he secured financial support for Loyola from businessman J. Edgar Monroe. During the 1960s, Donnelly sought to move Loyola’s campus to a larger site in Kenner. Imagine how different campus life would be if his plan worked!

Blog post by Kristen Blomeyer, Special Collections work-study student and Social Media and Outreach Intern.

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

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