The tenure of Loyola High School president the Rev. Fr. Greg Goethals, S.J., Class of 1973 was renewed six years by Loyola’s Board of Directors at their meeting in May. Fr. Goethals’ extended tenure begins at the end of the 2015-2016 school year, when his current term was set to expire.
“I was very moved that they asked me to stay for six years, and very humbled,” said Fr. Goethals. “I’m very grateful to be here at Loyola,” he said. Fr. Goethals has several ideas about how he will occupy his time over the next few years. “We want to make sure that the academics are as strong as they can possibly be, that the seventh period works well, and to make sure that we are on solid financial footing [with the endowment],” he said.
Since 2009, when Fr. Goethals was first appointed to the presidency, the school has grown, including the value of the endowment, the physical size of campus and the curriculum, all of which Fr. Goethals says he plans to continue improving in his next term.
“I think a campus always has to be growing and updating,” he said. “We want to make sure that we can provide the best for the students.”