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The inauguration of Loyola’s 25th president

The University celebrates a new chapter with the inauguration of Terrence M. Sawyer, J.D.
A large group gathered at Reitz Arena listens to President Terry Sawyer's inauguration speech

Members of the Loyola and Jesuit communities, local and state officials, and higher education leaders from throughout the country gathered Oct. 9-12, 2022, to celebrate the inauguration of Loyola’s 25th president, Terrence M. Sawyer, J.D.

“This ceremony is a celebration. And this celebration is not about me—it’s about us,” Sawyer said in his address at the Inaugural Convocation on Oct. 12 in a packed Reitz Arena.

It’s about this incredible university we all believe in and love so passionately. It’s about each of you and the role you play individually and together while writing the next chapter in Loyola’s history. Today gives us the chance to reflect, a chance to dream, and a chance to look forward to all we can achieve together.

May President Sawyer’s answer to a call inspire each of us. Infused by the Spirit and loved by our Creator, let us embrace this moment as a time of renewal, a time of opportunity, and a time of hope.

—Rev. Timothy Brown, S.J., special assistant to the president for mission integration, closed the Convocation with a prayer

Relive the inauguration through video and photos