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“Lord, teach me to be generous; Teach me to serve you as you deserve; To give and not to count the cost; To fight and not to heed the wounds; To toil and not to seek for rest; To labor and not to ask for reward— except to know that I am doing your will.” —IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA

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In August 2014, Loyola’s Ignacio Volunteers went to Belize to conduct a two-week summer camp for local youth.

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Dear colleagues, As Loyola continues into its second century, our future remains bright. Through our nationally recognized academic achievements and the ongoing support of our valued alumni and donors, we have confidence that Loyola will transform to fit the needs of our students and the demands of the modern world. Our students, faculty, staff, and alumni are all vital contributors to Loyola’s success. In this report, we celebrate some of our accomplishments and provide a glimpse into the spirit of learning and community engagement that define our university. From cuttingedge environmental research to award-winning students’ projects to updated state-of-the-art facilities, these milestones from the past year highlight Loyola’s rich Jesuit tradition of academic excellence and commitment to the service of others. Two years ago, Loyola celebrated its centennial year and embraced our past. Now, we focus our efforts on transforming Loyola and making our university stronger for generations of students to come.

Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D. President

LINKING FAITH WITH JUSTICE .....................4 Loyola celebrated the College of Law centennial and embraced a new plan and fundraising campaign.

A CONTEMPLATIVE VISION FORMED BY HOPE ...............................6 Monroe Hall, Loyola’s largest facility, gets a deserving upgrade fit for the future.

CRITICAL THINKING AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION .............8 New programs and a historic distinction prepare students for careers in education and the arts.

LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE .....................10 Students won awards, changed lives, and gave a small business a chance to flourish.

PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE .....................12 Faculty members put their faith into action through their work with students, the community, and the environment.

COMMITMENT TO SERVICE........................14 Our alumni continue to shine by hunting viruses, giving back, and telling the true story of American history.

REVENUE AND EXPENSES..........................16 RANKINGS...........................18

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Loyola University New Orleans is poised for an era rooted in transformation in our Jesuit tradition. Through a solid and strong awareness of our future, we are dedicated to enhancing our academic programs and bringing greater opportunities to our talented students. This past year, we continued to celebrate our past and looked ahead with crucial new initiatives. Honorary campaign co-chairs Anne Milling and Lt. Gen. Russel L. HonorĂŠ, U.S. Army (Ret.), celebrate the launch of Faith in the Future: The Campaign for Loyola University New Orleans.

In October, Loyola launched its most ambitious fundraising campaign to date, FAITH IN THE FUTURE: THE CAMPAIGN FOR LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS. This comprehensive campaign’s goal is to raise $100 million to support a wide range of projects and programs. The Faith in the Future campaign aims to enhance our academic programs, enrich campus life, ensure financial aid for deserving students, transform our physical campus, and strengthen our Jesuit identity. 4 19-1014 2014 Presidents Report.indd 4

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The COLLEGE OF LAW celebrated its centennial in 2014, with tributes to many of its exemplary alumni, including Maurice “Moon” Landrieu ’52 (right), J.D. ’54, H’79, H’05, former mayor of New Orleans and recipient of the St. Ives Award. The college admitted its first class of 42 students in 1914 and has since served as a training ground for leaders and other legal professionals in the political, business, arts, and academic arenas.

As we continue to plan for the future, Loyola announced its new strategic plan, TRANSFORMING LOYOLA 2020, a six-year initiative that calls for building stronger learning connections with the cultures and traditions of New Orleans, as well as expanding on students’ post-graduate success. The plan also emphasizes the importance of experiential, hands-on learning—a hallmark of the Jesuit approach to higher education. As part of the strategic plan, the College of Law will focus specifically on increasing resources for students preparing for the bar exam and on the new Center for Law Practice Readiness, which will help prepare students for the rigors of life as a working attorney.

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The educational experience at Loyola is not only shaped by the faculty and students but by the campus environment, as well. In 2013 – 14, Monroe Hall, Loyola’s largest and most diverse facility, underwent a major makeover in order to provide a much-needed physical upgrade and a state-of-the-art facility for our students. MONROE HALL, home to approximately 40 percent of courses, now includes media and teaching computer labs, additional biology research labs, and design and art studios with upgraded equipment and technologies. Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall (top right), which has hosted some of the most prestigious lecturers and performers to appear at Loyola, received an update with a sleek wood-paneled interior, new sound engineering, and 100 percent LED lights. The new Monroe Hall also includes a rooftop greenhouse that will serve as a resource for teaching and research in the biological, botanical, and environmental sciences.

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With the first of many upgrades to our historic campus, students are able to create, learn, and experience a traditional Loyola education in a cutting-edge environment. Full completion of the project is expected in summer 2015, and our generous donors continue to help us fully fund this state-of-the-art facility.

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The College of Music and Fine Arts boasts a new BACHELOR OF DESIGN degree program, the only four-year program of its kind in the city. This program aims to prepare our students for the growing and diverse field of design.

The College of Business launched a new oneyear FAST-TRACK M.B.A. PROGRAM—also the only program of its kind in the city—and a REVAMPED PART-TIME PROFESSIONAL M.B.A. PROGRAM to create distinctive opportunities for students to gain valuable experience while developing skills in entrepreneurship, leadership, and ethics— all at their own pace.

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Our commitment to academic excellence is the cornerstone of Loyola’s mission to educate the whole person. This year, Loyola introduced new academic programs and celebrated new honors that will help our students distinguish themselves in the job market.

Loyola now offers students the chance to earn a TEACHING CERTIFICATE IN SECONDARY EDUCATION while pursuing an undergraduate degree. The state-approved program offers students the latest course options, which are designed to prepare them as teachers in Louisiana and elsewhere.

The SCHOOL OF MASS COMMUNICATION became the first Jesuit university program in the U.S. and the only program in the state of Louisiana to hold national accreditations from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and the Public Relations Society of America’s Certification in Education for Public Relations. These distinctions ensure that our students are prepared with a well-rounded liberal arts and sciences foundation. 2014 PRESIDENT’S REPORT 19-1014 2014 Presidents Report.indd 9

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Our students set the bar high for the future of Loyola. Their successes and achievements contribute to the growing foundation of the future of the university. With every award won, grant received, and community service activity performed, our students are paving the way for generations of students to come to continue their inspiring work.

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DIANNA SANCHEZ, a visual arts senior and avid gamer, was chosen as one of the winners of a national Nintendo fan art competition. Her artwork for “The Legend of Zelda” game was created by using only a drawing tablet and Adobe Photoshop and is displayed on the main screen at the tour of “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” concert series.

Students from LOYOLA’S SPANISH/ ENGLISH TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM joined a local immigration law firm and helped break the language barrier for child immigrants from Central America through a project called “PB&J.” Through their growing translation and interpreting skills, our students connected these vulnerable children with vital legal assistance.

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Student journalist and senior LUCY DIECKHAUS won a national journalism award for her service to the First Amendment from the Society of Professional Journalists. The national organization recognized her with the Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award based on articles she wrote addressing open meeting laws while reporting for The Lens’ Charter School Reporting Corps, which provides regular coverage of charter school boards in Orleans Parish.

An elite team of six M.B.A. STUDENTS— Ryan Murphy; recent graduate Melissa Gurdian, M.B.A. ’14; Kevin Gordon (team leader); recent graduate Nicholas Hanson, M.B.A. ’14; Michael Barerra; and Billy Mather—won big during the 2014 New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. They helped their client, local brewer Cajun Fire Brewing Co., win the highest award, a check for $50,000. The team worked with Cajun Fire to evaluate its business plan and prioritize tasks to help the company expand its business. Loyola’s team defeated other top business schools, including Tulane University, Cornell University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Chicago, and the University of Pennsylvania. 2014 PRESIDENT’S REPORT 19-1014 2014 Presidents Report.indd 11

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PAUL BARNES, PH.D., biology professor, shown here measuring the level of a plant’s ultraviolet protection, served on the United Nations Environment Programme’s Environmental Effects Assessment Panel as a member of an elite team of scientists from around the world. The panel helped to uncover surprising good news about ozone depletion and the effects of ultraviolet rays on plants and ecosystems.

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Philosophy professor JON ALTSCHUL, PH.D., and six undergraduate students developed “Big Ideas for Little Kids,” a philosophy education program aimed at elementary students at Good Shepherd School in New Orleans. With the help of their professor, students meet with the third graders and use children’s stories to explain philosophical theories such as thinking critically and generosity.

Our prestigious faculty hails from all over the world. They bring their expertise into the classroom, creating a learning experience that allows our current and future students to become more aware of their social environment and the needs of that environment. Our faculty members truly embrace the Jesuit, Catholic tradition at Loyola through their collaborative research, programs designed with students in mind, and passion for educating the whole person.

LAURA MURPHY, PH.D., assistant English professor and director of African and African American Studies, and other researchers produced the first-ever report on human trafficking in the New Orleans metro area. The report, released by Loyola, sheds light on the problem, highlighting indicators that suggest sex trafficking and forced labor are significant issues for the area.

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Biologists AIMÉE K. THOMAS, PH.D., (above right, assisting students with a termite hunt) and JAMES WEE, PH.D., helped Loyola students teach local children the wonders of nature right in their own backyard through an iPad app they are creating for the popular New Orleans urban park, Audubon Park.

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MARIA RIBANDO BURMASTER ‘88, D.D.S., and 200 LOYOLA STUDENTS AND ALUMNI turned Mardi Gras World into a pop-up dental clinic that saw nearly 1,000 patients with the American Dental Association’s Mission of Mercy during Loyola’s annual day of service, Wolves on the Prowl. Burmaster was also the 2014 recipient of Loyola’s 1912 Society Integritas Vitae award, which is given to an outstanding leader who demonstrates the values of a Jesuit education. 14 19-1014 2014 Presidents Report.indd 14

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St. Ignatius of Loyola said, “Go forth and set the world on fire.” Loyola sparks the fire in our students, and upon graduation, they use that same fire to inspire, impact, and transform the world around them. Our alumni contribute to the legacy Loyola has created by their continued successes and commitment to service.

To fill the void in the story of slavery in the South, JOHN CUMMINGS ’58, J.D. ’61, a retired trial lawyer, opened America’s first and only museum of slavery, The Whitney Plantation, in Wallace, La. He transformed an 18th-century plantation into several exhibits and memorials about slaves in Louisiana with the help of artists, scholars, and researchers from around the world.

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School of Mass Communication graduate and ESPN JOURNALIST MICHAEL SMITH ’01 (above, center) returned to Loyola for a panel discussion during the 37th annual Tom Bell Silver Scribe Competition for local high school journalists. Smith and other sports journalists discussed multimedia storytelling and producing news for all platforms.

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AND 2013-2014 UNIVERSITY CABINET MEMBERS THE REV. KEVIN WM. WILDES, S.J., PH.D. President

MARC K. MANGANARO, PH.D. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

AND REVENUE Tuition and fees, net of aid................................................... $80,593,963 Unrestricted gifts, grants, and contracts................................. $1,934,673 Investment income................................................................. $8,748,000 Auxiliary enterprises............................................................... $12,083,421 Other sources............................................................................... $280,711 TOTAL: ................................................................................$103,640,768

JAY CALAMIA

Vice President for Finance and Administration

THE REV. TED DZIAK, S.J. Vice President for Mission and Ministry and Director of the Jesuit Center

BILL BISHOP

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

ROBERTA E. KASKEL

Vice President for Enrollment Management

M.L. “CISSY” PETTY, PH.D.

Vice President for Student Affairs and Associate Provost

TOMMY SCREEN

Director of Government Relations

GITA BOLT, J.D.

General Counsel

EXPENSES Instructional..........................................................................$46,006,467 Research....................................................................................... $375,450 Public service............................................................................ $1,910,305 Academic support..................................................................... $13,211,552 Student services........................................................................$9,446,811 Institutional support...............................................................$26,831,091 Auxiliary enterprises.................................................................$6,833,726 TOTAL: .................................................................................$104,615,402 Net before Transfer.................................................................. [$974,634] Transfer from Reserves.......................................................... $1,000,000 Net after Transfer..........................................................................$25,366 16 19-1014 2014 Presidents Report.indd 16

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CLASS OF 2018 PROFILE 620 Enrolled students 3.51 Average GPA 52.3% above 3.5 82.5% above 3.0 577 Average critical reading SAT score 546 Average math SAT score 25 Average ACT score 60% Female 40% Male 39% Ethnic minorities 17% African-American 15% Hispanic 4% Asian 3% Other Our students come from: 36 States/Territories 10 Countries 56.8% Out of state 39.7% From Louisiana 3.6% International

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THE PRINCETON REVIEW 2015: 2015 BEST 379 COLLEGES LIST #2 in the nation for “Lots of Race/Class Interaction” #6 for best “Town-Gown Relations,” indicating how well students get along with members of the local community #5 for “Best College Newspaper” OTHER RANKINGS Ranked #11 in BEST REGIONAL UNIVERSITIES by U.S. News & World Report. 2013-2014 COLLEGE OF DISTINCTION by the online guide for college-bound students, counselors, and parents College of Law’s moot court program was ranked as one of the TOP 10 ADVOCACY PROGRAMS IN THE COUNTRY by The National Jurist Loyola’s Wolf Pack Athletics Program has been named a prestigious NAIA CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER FIVE STAR INSTITUTION, recognized for excellence in integrity, respect, sportsmanship, and leadership. Criminal Justice Administration ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAM: #11 IN THE COUNTRY by TheBestSchools.org, a leading higher education/career website, in 2013 ONLINE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING DEGREE PROGRAM among the nation’s best by BestCollege.org Rated A for safety and listed as ONE OF THE SAFEST UNIVERSITIES IN THE COUNTRY by Reader’s Digest in 2013 Named a 2012 BEST VALUE PRIVATE COLLEGE by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Named a BEST BUY in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012 #15 NATIONWIDE among master’s universities for the number of graduates who go on to successfully receive doctoral degrees # 35 NATIONWIDE for the number of alumni who join the Peace Corps by Washington Monthly #34 FOR UNDERGRADUATE PARTICIPATION IN STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS for those universities ranked as a Top 40 Master’s Institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education by the Institute for International Education and the U.S. Department of State

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Loyola students and alumni from all over the country gathered together for Loyola’s national day of service, Wolves on the Prowl. This past year in New Orleans, students and alumni helped a local elementary school beautify the playground by painting a basketball court and decorating the walls with designs and art.

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Chartered in 1912, Loyola University New Orleans, one of the 28 Jesuit institutions of higher learning in the U.S., offers a welcoming campus atmosphere and a liberal arts and sciences education emphasizing self-discovery, the exploration of values, and the fostering of personal initiative and critical thinking.

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