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Loyola Marymount University hires new president

LOS ANGELES — Timothy Law Snyder, who most recently served as vice president of academic affairs at Loyola University Maryland, has been named the 16th president of Loyola Marymount University.

He has a long and distinguished career in Jesuit higher education as a teacher, scholar, dean and vice president, and has a passion for our mission of creating the well-rounded person within a rich academic community of excellence,” LMU board chair Kathleen H. Aikenhead said.

Snyder will begin his new job June 1, taking over for retiring David W. Burcham, who has been president of the university since 2010.

Snyder held the vice president post in Maryland from 2007-14. He previously worked at Georgetown University, eventually serving as dean of the College of Science before becoming the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University in 2001.

He also served on the faculty at Berklee College of Music, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University and the University of Toledo.

Snyder has two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree from the University of Toledo, and master’s and doctorate degrees from Princeton.