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Presidential Inauguration of Terrence M. Sawyer, J.D.

October 9–12, 2022

This historic moment for Loyola invites us to reflect with gratitude on the past, embrace the excitement of the present, and look ahead to the future with optimism, renewal, and hope. “Aspire not to have more,” St. Oscar Romero said, “but to be more.”

Loyola University Maryland celebrated the inauguration of Loyola’s 25th president, Terrence M. Sawyer, J.D., with a series of festivities that culminated in an Inaugural Convocation on Oct. 12, 2022, in Loyola’s Reitz Arena. The earlier events included a Mass of Thanksgiving, an Inaugural Symposium, and a Student Celebration with a band, fireworks, and a laser display.

The inauguration brought together the Loyola and Jesuit communities, local and state officials, and higher education leaders from throughout the country. During the Convocation, several of these groups presented Sawyer with greetings and gifts.

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Experience the Inauguration
Inaugural Convocation Highlights by Ryan Hiebler '26
Inaugural Convocation Livestream
Mass of Thanksgiving Livestream
Inaugural Student Celebration Highlights by Ryan Hiebler '26
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We invite you to leave a message of congratulations and well wishes for President Terry Sawyer. Photos are also welcome!

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President Terry Sawyer smiles and leans on a post on Loyola's Humanities porch, while chatting with students
Terrence M. Sawyer, J.D.

His career at Loyola started in 1998. Since then, President Sawyer has served the University in several roles as an administrator, taught as an affiliate faculty member, and led with a heart and mind tied to Loyola’s Jesuit, Catholic mission. Learn more about the experiences that led him to the presidency.

Collage of Terrence M. Sawyer, J.D.