President, Loyola University Chicago
Dr. Mark C. Reed, Ed.D. serves as the 25th president of Loyola University Chicago. Prior to his appointment at Loyola, Dr. Reed served for seven years as the first non-Jesuit president at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. Before that, he served for fifteen years across leadership roles in student development and advancement, as well as vice president and chief of staff at Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. His career has focused on strengthening the institutions he has served, particularly in the areas of expanded academic programs, strategic partnerships, university finances and endowment, student formation, and advancement of the Jesuit, Catholic mission.
At Saint Joseph’s, Reed led the university’s strategic plan by focusing on enriching academic quality and distinction, enhancing student experiences, promoting programs of national prominence, and fostering greater financial strength and stability. Reed made expanding diversity, equity, and inclusion a key priority, steadily increasing the percentage of first-year students of color and opening a dedicated space for students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, and other underrepresented communities.
He is a lifelong product of Jesuit, Catholic education beginning with his time in high school at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia. He earned his B.S. in mathematics and MBA from Fairfield University, as well as a M.Ed. in secondary educational administration from Boston College, both fellow Jesuit universities. He earned his Ed.D. in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Reed currently serves as chair of the Council of Presidents for the Atlantic 10 Conference and serves on the Boards of Directors for the American Council on Education (ACE), the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU), and Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU). He is chairman of the Board of Trustees for St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia.