Loyola University New Orleans 2023-2024 Bulletin

The University Bulletin is an annual publication of Loyola University New Orleans that itemizes academic polices, academic program requirements, and a catalog of course descriptions. Updates to academic regulations, policies, and procedures take place on an annual basis and cover these items for all students attending Loyola University.


About Loyola

University Mission Statement

Loyola University New Orleans, a Jesuit and Catholic institution of higher education, welcomes students of diverse backgrounds and prepares them to lead meaningful lives with and for others; to pursue truth, wisdom, and virtue; and to work for a more just world. Inspired by Ignatius of Loyola's vision of finding God in all things, the university is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, while also offering opportunities for professional studies in undergraduate and selected graduate programs. Through teaching, research, creative activities, and service, the faculty, in cooperation with the staff, strives to educate the whole student and to benefit the larger community.

Vision Statement

As a Catholic, Jesuit University, Loyola University New Orleans is an academic community dedicated to the education of the whole person. By thinking critically and acting justly, students are to embody the Ignatian ideals of faith, truth, justice, and service. To meet these goals, the University will strive to become an increasingly selective university with outstanding liberal arts and sciences, professional, and graduate programs grounded in intellectual rigor and reflecting the more than 450-year Ignatian tradition.

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Loyola University New Orleans is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Loyola University New Orleans may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

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Bulletin Directory

The University Bulletin is an important document that details program requirements and academic regulations. Students are responsible for the degree program requirements listed in the bulletin at their time of matriculation. This bulletin is the official bulletin for students who begin their study in May 2023, June 2023,  July 2023, August 2023, October 2023, January 2024 and March 2024. For previous entry years see the Bulletin Archive. The university reserves the right to make changes as required in course offerings, curricula, academic policies, and other rules and regulations affecting students.

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University Administrators

President's Office
President Xavier Cole, Ed.D.
Senior Vice President of Strategy Fr. Justin Daffron, S.J.
Vice President for Equity & Inclusion Kedrick Perry, Ed.D.
Vice President for Mission & Identity Fr. John Cunningham, S.J.
Vice President for University Advancement Christopher Wiseman, Ph.D.
General Counsel Sharonda Williams, J.D.
Board of Trustees 2022-2023 Full List of Officers, Members, & Trustee Emeriti
Academic Affairs
Interim Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Fr. Justin Daffron, S.J.      
College of Arts & Sciences - Interim Dean Leonard Kahn, Ph.D.
College of Business - Dean Michael Capella, Ph.D.
College of Law - Dean Madeleine M. Landrieu, J.D.
College of Music & Media - Interim Dean Sheryl Kennedy Haydel, Ph.D.
College of Nursing & Health - Dean Michelle Collins, Ph.D.
Online & City College - Dean Paul Cesarini, Ph.D.
University Library - Interim Dean Michael Capella, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Institutional Research, Accreditation, & Academic Engagement Uriel Quesada, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Teaching, Research, & Learning Erin Dupuis, Ph.D.
Assistant Provost, Student Success Elizabeth Rainey, Ed.D.
Enrollment Management
Vice President of Enrollment Management  David Tracy, Ed.D.
Finance & Administration
Senior Vice President of Finance & Chief Operating Officer Carol Markowitz, M.B.A.
Marketing & Communications
Vice President for Marketing and Communications  Rachel Hoormann, M.L.S.
Student Affairs
Vice President for Student Affairs  Alicia Bourque, Ph.D.

(Updated August 2, 2023)

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