Ted Dziak, S.J.
Vice President for Mission & Ministry / Director of the Jesuit Center
Dziak came to Loyola in 2006 to serve as director of the Jesuit Center. Prior to that, he spent six years working in Jamaica where he served as President of St. George's College in Kingston and and also spent two years in pastoral work in the Mayan villages and as director of the Trinidad Farm retreat house in Belize, Central America. Previously, Dziak worked at Boston College where he served as assistant to the President J. Donald Monan, S.J., as director of Ignacio Volunteer immersion programs, and director of the Boston College Neighborhood Center, an neighborhood outreach center he established in Boston. He was also involved in retreat and immersion programs for students and faculty.
In 1983, Dziak founded the Jesuit International Volunteers (now JVI) and served as the organization's executive director for six years. Located at Georgetown University, the JVI is an affiliate of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, an agency that places recent university graduates in service work. Dziak earned a bachelor of arts in English from Michigan State University, a master of arts in teaching from the University of Illinois, studied graduate philosophy at Boston College, and received a master’s degree in divinity and a master's degree in theology from Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, Mass. He was also in doctoral studies at Boston College in Higher Education Administration. Dziak was ordained a priest in 1983 and is a member of the New England Province of the Society of Jesus.
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