Loyola names Jeff Lochowicz dean of undergraduate admission
After completing a national search, Loyola University Maryland has named Jeff Lochowicz the dean of undergraduate admission. Currently the executive director of admissions at Purdue University Northwest, Lochowicz will start his role at Loyola on June 30, 2017.
Lochowicz has led the admissions and recruitment team at Purdue Northwest since 2016 as the executive director of admissions. Prior to this role, he was the senior assistant dean of admissions at Marquette University from 2004 to 2016. He also served as the assistant dean and director of technology at Marquette from 2001 to 2004 and was an admission counselor from 1997 to 2001.
Lochowicz has been a member of several state organizations throughout his career in admissions, including the Wisconsin Association for College Admission Counseling and the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. He speaks regularly at conferences, tackling topics such as college transitions, the college search process, and guiding parents through their child’s college career.
“We are tremendously impressed by Jeff’s deep appreciation for Jesuit education and his comprehensive, diverse experience as a visionary admissions leader,” said Mark Lindenmeyer, interim vice president for enrollment management and communications. “He arrives at a challenging time for colleges and universities across the country, and also a time of great opportunity for Loyola University Maryland to identify innovative ways to engage and recruit exceptional students who value the distinctive, experiential learning opportunities we offer on campus, in our Baltimore community, and throughout the world.”
The dean of undergraduate admission provides strategic leadership, vision, oversight, and coordination of a comprehensive recruitment and admission strategy for the University’s undergraduate programs. The dean, who oversees 20 admission professionals in the office of undergraduate admission, also works collaboratively to achieve desired undergraduate student enrollment roles and promote Loyola’s Jesuit, Catholic mission.
As dean of undergraduate admission, Lochowicz plans to continue to enroll outstanding students who want a transformative education.
“There’s never been a better time to have a Jesuit, liberal arts education. We need students who act responsibly and think for themselves - who speak their mind and speak it well. A Jesuit education is truly an education for life,” Lochowicz said.
He first experienced Jesuit education as an undergraduate student at Marquette, where he began to understand why a Jesuit education makes a difference.
“A Jesuit education not only provides the discernable skills that get you a career after graduation, but also skills that you are able to share and translate to the community for the betterment of yourself and society as a whole,” Lochowicz said.
Lochowicz earned his B.A. in public relations and political science, with a minor in marketing, and his MBA from Marquette. In his spare time, he enjoys home brewing and cycling.