provost's blog

Wonderful News

Dear Loyola faculty and staff,

As you know, student persistence is a key performance indicator and measure of success in higher education. All of us hold the improvement of student enrollment and retention as key university goals.

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!