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Loyola welcomes seven new trustees to Board

| By Nick Alexopulos

Seven new members were elected to Loyola University Maryland’s Board of Trustees at the Board’s October 2016 meeting on campus.

Charmaine Bondoc, ’16, is an operations analyst at Morgan Stanley in Baltimore, Md., and a new Young Alumni Trustee. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minor in Asian Studies and was president of Loyola’s chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. She was also the president of Spectrum. Bondoc worked for events services, was an Evergreen, and served on the Green and Grey Society.

Miguel “Mike” B. Fernandez currently serves as chairman of MBF Healthcare Partners, L.P., a private investment firm located in Coral Gables, Fla. The firm focuses on investing in healthcare service companies nationwide. He has been the founder and/or majority shareholder of 25 healthcare-related companies. Fernandez was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, by St. Thomas University in recognition of his outstanding achievements as a humanitarian, business leader, and philanthropist. He completed a 508-mile walk from France and Spain multiple times to raise funds for a variety of children’s causes. Over the past 20 years, he has contributed in excess of $100 million to charitable causes.

Carrie Fox, ’01, is the founder and president of the Bethesda, Md.-based C.Fox Communications, a mission-driven strategic communications agency committed to bettering people, communities, and the world. She is a recognized expert in nonprofit communications who has guided organizations through critical leadership transitions, high-profile announcements, and a variety of crisis situations. She serves in leadership roles for multiple organizations in her community and has received numerous local and national awards for her visionary work in the public relations field. Fox received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Loyola. She served as Student Government Association president during her junior year.

Rev. C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J., is pastor of Holy Trinity Parish in Washington, D.C. He is a former president of Saint Joseph’s University and associate provost for the University Centers of Excellence at Loyola University Chicago. He has served in prominent leadership roles at other Jesuit institutions as well, including as chair of Loyola University Maryland’s department of pastoral counseling. His extensive professional service dates back nearly four decades. Fr. Gillespie has a Ph.D. in Pastoral Psychology from Boston University.

Elaine Grillo is a former public school teacher. She and her husband, Anthony, are strong advocates of Jesuit education and generous supporters of Loyola’s School of Education. Their daughter, Elizabeth, graduated from Loyola’s undergraduate teacher education program in 2008, and their other daughter and son also attended Jesuit universities.

H. Edward Hanway, ’74, is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Cigna Corporation and now serves as the nonexecutive chairman of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. He is the chairman of Faith in the Future, an independent foundation that provides strategic management and operational oversight of 17 high schools and four schools of special education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and provides support services to all Archdiocesan schools in the five County Philadelphia areas. Throughout his career, Hanway has been active in a wide range of issues and initiatives associated with children’s health, education, and international business. He has served on non-profit and industry group boards and is a past chair of Loyola’s Board of Trustees. A gift to Loyola from Hanway and his wife, Ellen, created the Hanway Lecture in Global Studies. He has an MBA from Widener University.

Maura A. Ryan, Ph.D., is the vice president and associate provost for faculty affairs at the University of Notre Dame. She has served as a faculty member and in leadership roles at Notre Dame for more than 20 years. She is the author of Ethics and Economics of Assisted Reproduction: The Cost of Longing and co-edited A Just and True Love: Feminism at the Frontiers of Theological Ethics with Loyola President Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J. She is a prolific scholar of bioethics and health policy, feminist ethics, and fundamental moral theology, and her decades of professional memberships and service are focused on organizations with these issues at the core of their mission. Ryan has a Ph.D. in Religious Studies (Ethics) from Yale University.

Loyola’s Board of Trustees consists of a group of business, civic, education, and religious leaders, each of whom supports the University’s mission of inspiring students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. The Board of Trustees challenges Loyola to not only achieve its mission, but to stretch and aspire, to continually assess and improve upon the educational experiences for all students.

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