Blogs

Commencement 2018

Dear Loyola community,

I headed into the weekend a bit apprehensive. In my new job as interim provost, I now welcome students and families to 4 honors convocations and a hooding ceremony, play an important role in Baccalaureate Mass, and serve as emcee for two commencement ceremonies---all with my Spanish accent. Public speaking is one of my biggest fears. I wanted everything to be perfect — or as perfect as anything can be — for the enjoyment of our graduates and their families. And it was. 

National Decision Day

Dear Loyola community,

Tuesday, May 1, was National Decision Day, when students across the nation commit to the university of their choice by placing their deposits. Here at Loyola University New Orleans, I am happy to announce that this year’s first-year class is shaping up to be very strong both in numbers and quality!  

Paul Pastorek Letter to the Community

Acting Chief Operating Officer Paul Pastorek penned the following letter to the Loyola community, which ran today, Friday, April 27, in The Maroon.

In response to last week’s editorial “Give Pastorek a Chance,” I’d like to say thank you to the Loyola community for allowing a smooth leadership transition. The more time I spend here on campus, the more inspired I am by our community. I am all the more committed to the mission and confident about the future growth of the university.