Since an announcement on Oct. 13, 2010 that Loyola University was searching for a new athletic director this moment was preordained, but today Dr. Robert Kelly finally announced a big change for Loyola athletics as Dr. Grace Calhoun was hired from Indiana University.
Loyola hires new Athletic Director, change coming?
Dr. Calhoun is being brought in to reenergize the Loyola athletics program, and fundraising is directly addressed in Dr. Kelly's interview with the Loyola Phoenix. Obviously Dr. Calhoun's hiring also will have a direct impact on Loyola's men's basketball team, the most prominent of the university's athletic programs.
What exactly this brings for the future of the university and the team is unclear, but it's an important step along the process.