As president of Loyola University Maryland, I speak often with our students, faculty, and administrators about what it means to be a Jesuit institution. We may not have many members of the Society of Jesus teaching our students and walking our beautiful campus, but I believe we are more intentional than ever in how we live out our Jesuit, Catholic values on this campus.
When I think back to the time when Fr. John Early, S.J., founded this institution, I wonder what he would think of all his Loyola has become—and all the University hopes to become in the future. The enhanced facilities, the enriched academic life, the local and global outreach of our campus community would almost certainly astound him. Through that growth, however, Loyola has remained committed to its Jesuit values. I hope you are as proud as I am that we continue to graduate men and women for others, who go on to live, lead, and serve in a world where such leaders are so needed.
Everything we accomplish here at Loyola University Maryland is thanks to your generosity. Because of your support, we are able to prepare students for lives of leadership, service, and personal and professional success.
I am deeply grateful. And our faculty, students, administrators, and staff share my gratitude. Thank you for your commitment to—and belief in—Loyola. Please accept my deepest thanks for all you have done and continue to do for Loyola University Maryland, and know that you are in our prayers.
God bless you.
The Reverend Brian F. Linnane, S.J.