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Ignatian Staff Fellows Program

 Seeking to make the university's mission a reality by fostering a staff that brings the values of Ignatius to life every day.


The Program:

The Ignatian Staff Fellows Program offers staff the opportunity to participate in a year-long workshop on Jesuit education and Ignatian values. Participants in the program will conclude their experience with a deeper understanding of the history and educational mission of the Society of Jesus and of the intellectual, spiritual, and social dimensions of Ignatian spirituality.  This experience will consist of reading, written reflections, group discussions, workshops, retreats, and an immersion trip.

At the conclusion of the program, each Fellow will serve as a mentor for one of the next cohort of selected Fellows.

The program is directed by Robert Reed, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs in collaboration with the Jesuit Center. 

2013-2014 Inaugural Cohort:

The 2013-2014 Ignatian Staff Fellows were: Pamela Galindo (Law School); Amy Boyle (Residential Life); Francie Davenport (Marketing); Mark Carter (Admissions);Susan Weishar (JSRI); James Pfeiffer (University Police); Alison Cofrancesco (Counselor); Diana Dooley (Academic Affairs). 


The program will be open to eight Fellows annually. Any Loyola staff member is eligible to apply. 


The application includes the following

  • A statement of interest
  • A resume
  • A letter of support from the applicant's supervisor 


  • Applications for the 2015-2016 Ignatian Staff Fellows will be accepted during the spring semester prior to the year during which the fellowship is held, with applications due by April 30, 2015.

  • Fellows will be announced by the end of the spring semester.

  • The first meeting for the 2015-2016 Ignatian Staff Fellows will take place in May 2015.

To apply or for more information, please contact Robert Reed at rareed@loyno.edu or (504) 865-3737.