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Loyola President Terrence M. Sawyer, J.D., named to Power 100 List

Terrence M. Sawyer, J.D., Loyola's 25th president

Terrence M. Sawyer, J.D., president of Loyola University Maryland, was named to the Power 100 List for 2022 by The Daily Record

“The Power List showcases Maryland’s power players who are leading key organizations, creating change, impacting the community and engaging others to succeed,” according to The Daily Record. “These are the business leaders, CEOs, lawyers, public servants, and elected officials that others listen to and want to emulate. They make decisions that impact the economy and are individuals who inspire success and spark innovation.”

Sawyer became president of Loyola this year after 23 years serving the University in several roles as an administrator and affiliate faculty member. Prior to becoming president, he was the University’s senior vice president, where he advanced the strategic priorities and supported the growth of the institution.

In recent years, under Sawyer’s leadership, the University raised more than $100 million through the Bright Minds, Bold Hearts campaign, the largest campaign in Loyola’s history, which significantly grew the University’s endowment and student scholarship support. Sawyer also led advancement in raising funds to support strategic capital projects, including the Miguel B. Fernandez Family Center for Innovation and Collaborative Learning, which opened in 2021.

Sawyer was instrumental in developing and launching the York Road Initiative, where Loyola collaborates with neighbors and partners in the Govans community to bring positive change in the areas of civic capacity, education, and economic and business development.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in government and politics from the University of Maryland, College Park, was awarded a Juris Doctor degree from the Widener University School of Law, and completed the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Institute for Educational Management program.