Timothy Law Snyder

Timothy Law Snyder














After holding four-month nationwide search, the Loyola Marymount University Board of Trustees has unanimously elected Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., as the school’s 16th president.

He will be the second lay person to lead the Jesuit university.

“Timothy Law Snyder is the best person to lead LMU forward. 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,” board chair Kathleen H. Aikenhead said.

Snyder takes the helm on June 1. He will replace President David W. Burcham, the university’s first lay president, who in October announced that we would step down May 31. Burcham has been president since 2010.

Snyder was vice president for academic affairs at Loyola University Maryland from 2007 to 2014. He began his academic career at Georgetown University in 1987 and became dean of the College of Science before moving to Fairfield University as its dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 2001.

A native of Ohio, Snyder earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in applied and computational mathematics from Princeton University as well as a M.S. in mathematics, a B.A. in psychology and a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Toledo.

— Gary Walker