As you are aware, Loyola University New Orleans President the Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D., recently informed the Board of his plans to retire in June. We are grateful to Fr. Wildes for his 14 years of leadership and for his commitment to ensure a smooth transition throughout the academic year.
The members of the Loyola University New Orleans Corporation recently met and formally amended the Charter to allow for a single search so that both Jesuit and non-Jesuit candidates may be considered concurrently in a thoughtful, discerning process. We are hopeful that our efforts will result in finding a member of the Society of Jesus to lead Loyola, but we have resolved to expand the search outside of the order and will seek the best candidate who is committed to a Jesuit-based institution, who offers inspired leadership, and who is capable of leading our institution to the next level.