LMU President Timothy Law Snyder in front. of William H. Hannon Library

President Timothy Law Snyder

President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., began his term as LMU’s 16th president on June 1, 2015 and was inaugurated on October 6, 2015. He has held four leadership positions at Jesuit universities and has four decades experience as a teacher and a scholar with a deep commitment to Ignatian education.

About President Snyder

News & Announcements

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Welcome Back, Lions! 

Welcome to the fall 2022 academic year. Whether this is your first year or you are returning to LMU, whether you are an undergrad, graduate, professional student, faculty, or staff, we are over the moon that LMU is the place to which you bring your creativity, your intellect, and your compassion. View video and letter to the LMU community >>

Mass of the Holy Spirit, Sept. 6

President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., invites you to celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit. The Mass marks the beginning of the academic year. RSVP here >>

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at LMU actively cultivates an anti-racist institutional climate that supports inclusive excellence and fights systemic oppression.

Learn more about DEI

Strategic Plan 2021-2026


"Creating the World We Want to Live In" is LMU's strategic plan for the period 2021-26. Following an 18-month process of community deliberation, the final text of the plan was recommended by the Strategic Planning Steering Committee, approved by President Snyder, and formally adopted by the Board of Trustees.

Learn more about the strategic plan