St. Ambrose official to lead Milwaukee university


James Loftus, vice president of enrollment management and student services at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, has been named president of Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, according to The Business Journal (  The announcement was made at press time.

Cardinal Stritch’s board chairman, David Hawke, said Loftus has a collaborative style, solid experience and lifelong commitment to Catholic education, The Business Journal states.

Loftus, who will be formally introduced to the university community in January, will begin his new post as president in July. He has been with St. Ambrose University since 1990. He has served as director of degree completion for adults, director of professional development, director of the Master of Pastoral Studies program, assistant dean of continuing education and adjunct instructor.

He and his wife, Irene, an attorney and former chancellor of the Diocese of Davenport, have four daughters ages 15-22.



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