List of Loyola University New Orleans people

List of Loyola University New Orleans people

This is a list of notable people associated with Loyola University New Orleans, including alumni, former students, and professors.Those listed are sorted by category and alphabetized within each category.


* William Barnett II, Chase Distinguished Professor of International Business and Professor of Economics. []
* Walter Block, Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Chair in Economics and Professor of Economics. []
* John Biguenet, Robert Hunter Distinguished Professor. []
* Jerry R. Goolsby, Hilton/Baldridge Distinguished Chair in Music Industry Studies and Professor of Marketing. []
* William P. Quigley Law Professor and Director of the Law Clinic and the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center []
* David Myers, Rev. Aloysius B. Goodspeed, S.J., BEGGARS Distinguished Professor in Communications. []
* Ed Renwick, political science professor and CBS News contributor.
*Bernard J. Ward '44 & '49, longtime professor at Loyola University New Orleans, Notre Dame Law School, and University of Texas School of Law; renowned expert in Federal Judiciary and Federal Procedure.


* Carl H. Brans, '57, Physicist and co-developer of Brans-Dicke scalar-tensor theory of gravitation.
* Dr. Gregory R. Choppin, ’49, discoverer of Element Md 101-Mendelevium, chemistry professor at Florida State University
* Dr. Susan Plaeger, '71, Leading scientist in the field of HIV/AIDS, Branch Chief, Pathogenesis and Basic Research, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Division of HIV/AIDS (DAIDS).


* Norman Francis '55 (law), president of Xavier University of Louisiana
* Sean O'Keefe, ’77, Former National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator; former LSU Chancellor


* Ben Bagert, '68, member of both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature from 1970-1992.
* Edwin Compass, ’00, ’02, Superintendent, New Orleans Police Department
* Hunt Downer, '72, former Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives.
* Manuel A. Esquivel, ’62, former Prime Minister of Belize
* Kim Gandy, L'78, President of the National Organization for Women (NOW)
* William J. Guste, 20 year attorney general of Louisiana and instrumental figure of the Carter-Mondale election of 1976.
* Suzanne Haik Terrell, L, former Louisiana Commissioner of Elections.
* Cynthia Hedge-Morrell, member of the New Orleans City Council
* Ed Karst, controversial mayor of Alexandria (1969–1973)
* Mitch Landrieu, L'85, Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana; Candidate for the 2006 New Orleans Mayoral Election.
* Moon Landrieu, ’52, L’54, former mayor of New Orleans; former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Former Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge
* Oscar M. Laurel, '41, Mexican-American politician in south Texas
* Harry Lee, L'67, former Sheriff of Jefferson Parish.
* Cassandra McWilliams Chandler, ’84, Assistant Director of Training, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
*Vance Plauche, '18, U.S. representative from Lake Charles, 1941-1943
*Dan Richey, '75, former state representative and state senator and Republican political activist
* Frances T. “Paco” Scanlan, ’69, member of the senior foreign service, diplomat in residence at Tulane University
* Robert Wilkie, ’88, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, The White House, Washington, D.C.


* John M. Jones, ’73, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Green Bay Packers


* Pascal F. Calogero, Jr., '54, Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court.
* Adrian G. Duplantier, '49, federal judge and former Louisiana state senator
* Paul G. Pastorek, ’79, General Counsel, NASA
* J. Skelly Wright, L'34, former United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Judge during the Civil Rights Movement; former U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Judge.


* Andreas Preuss, ’87, supervising producer CNN International, Atlanta


* Col. John Bourgeois, '51, former director of the United States Marine Band, “The President’s Own,” Washington, D.C.
* Seán Brett Duggan, ’76, a finalist in the 1972 International Golbert Competition; the only two-time, first-place winner of the International Bach Competition
* Ellis Marsalis, ’86, nationally known jazz pianist and recording artist.
* Russell Myerson, ’76, Executive Vice President, Warner Brothers Television
* Beth Patterson, ’93, world-renowned Irish and Celtic musician and producer
* Abby Terkuhle, ’77, president, MTV Animation, and creative director, MTV, New York
* Norman Treigle, '51, opera star


* Philip J. Carroll, '58, former CEO of Shell Oil. In 2003 he was appointed by the Bush administration to head the policy planning advisory board of the Iraqi Oil Ministry.
* Klaus G. Dorfi, ’65, chairman of the board and CEO, Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company, New York
* Ken Hoffman, ’65, president and CEO, Hart, Schaffner & Marx, Chicago

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