Father Linnane named president of Loyola College in Maryland
Published: June 8, 2005
BALTIMORE (CNS) -- A Jesuit priest from Massachusetts who has written extensively about moral theology and ethics has been named the 24th president of Loyola College in Maryland. Jesuit Father Brian Linnane, who currently serves as assistant dean and associate professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., will take office in July at the Baltimore college, succeeding Jesuit Father Harold Ridley, who died Jan. 18. Father Linnane said he plans to continue Father Ridley's focus on cultivating an atmosphere of rigorous academic standards. The 49-year-old priest hopes to improve diversity at Loyola and encourage students to have international experience. He said it is vital that as a Catholic college the school challenges students to live "intentional lives for others." The high percentage of Loyola students who volunteer through the school's Center for Values and Service was one of the attributes that attracted him to Loyola, he said.
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