David W. Burcham

My father was a Presbyterian minister who had a deep connection with his family and community. He modeled for me what faith put into action meant. Thus, faith flowing into action has been a part of my life since I was a child. When I encountered the Ignatian vision, first at Loyola Law School and now here on the main campus of LMU, something really clicked. Ignatius wanted “contemplatives in action” — people who knew themselves and their God well and who from that knowledge and experience brought a fire into the world. At LMU, our mission and the Ignatian vision deeply resonate with me: We are people of faith and good will who seek passionately to act justly and love tenderly.

David W. Burcham, President, Loyola Marymount University

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