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May 09, 2014

BALTIMORE—Karyl B. Leggio, dean of Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business, was named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record. The award recognizes outstanding achievement by women as demonstrated through professional accomplishments, community leadership and mentoring.

Leggio has led the Sellinger School since 2008, implementing new programs including Loyola’s first accredited accelerated MBA program, the Emerging Leaders MBA; a Masters in Accounting program; and an accounting certificate program.

karyl leggioHer other accomplishments at Loyola include creating the Student Experiential Learning Lab (SELL) to educate students on the use of financial databases such as Bloomberg, Reuters Eikon, Morningstar and S&P Capital IQ. The students use these databases to manage a portion of Loyola University’s endowment.

Leggio has strengthened the Sellinger School’s focus on external relations and preparing students with career and life planning. The Sellinger School is actively engaged in assisting in Loyola University’s York Road initiative in the Govans area and is active in supporting the innovation community.

Among her other accomplishments, Leggio received grants for research projects, developed customized executive education offerings, designed curriculum, and developed centers for excellence and partners in the business community.

Leggio serves on the following boards: the Archdiocese of Baltimore Archbishop’s Board of Financial Advisors, the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, the Downtown Partnership, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools and BB&T in Baltimore.

Prior to joining Loyola, Leggio was associate dean at the University of Missouri Kansas City where she worked for eight years. She earned a doctorate in finance from the University of Kansas.

Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management provides business education rooted in the Jesuit tradition of emphasizing strong ethical leadership, commitment to social responsibility and a global perspective. With more than 60 faculty members and 2,000 students, the Sellinger School offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. Part-time, weekend and full-time MBAs, specialized master’s degrees as well as certificate programs are delivered on campuses in Baltimore, Columbia and Timonium, Md. (

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