Lawrence Biondi

Lawrence Biondi

Lawrence Biondi, S.J., is the president of Saint Louis University. He has been a professor, a department chair, and a dean. He has been president ... More »Lawrence Biondi, S.J., is the president of Saint Louis University. He has been a professor, a department chair, and a dean. He has been president since 1987. During his tenure, Biondi has focused on recruiting the faculty and students, increasing the University's academic reputation, and developing the University as a major research center. A Chicago native, Biondi graduated from St. Ignatius College Preparatory School. Before joining the Jesuit order's Chicago Province in 1973, Biondi taught French and Latin at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1965 to 1967. Biondi holds six degrees. His master's degree in linguistics (1966) and his doctorate in sociolinguistics (1975) both were conferred by Georgetown University. He has three degrees from Loyola University Chicago and a licentiate in sacred theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Chicago, and he has been dubbed a Knight of the Italian Order of Merit by the president of Italy. In 1999, the St. Louis Post... [ Wikipedia ]

Biondi Retiring as SLU President September 1

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Saint Louis University President Father Lawrence Biondi has announced the day he will leave the university he has led for a quarter-century. In a letter to faculty and staff, Chairman of the SLU Board of Trustees Joe Adorjan announced that Biondi will retire on ...

Biondi Dodges Retirement Talk at SLU Faculty Senate Meeting

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Saint Louis University’s embattled President Fr. Lawrence Biondi made his first appearance before the SLU Faculty Senate Tuesday after announcing earlier this month that he plans to retire. Biondi attended the closed door, no-reporters-allowed meeting before ...

Biondi Stepping Down As SLU President

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Several sources report that Saint Louis University president Fr. Lawrence Biondi has stepped down. Biondi made the announcement at a gala in his honor Saturday night. The gala was held to honor Biondi’s 25th anniversary as the head of SLU. Fr. ...

Biondi Woes May Dominate Dec 15 Board Meeting

Father Lawrence Biondi, SLU Faculty Senate President Mark Knuepfer, St. Louis University, St. Louis University Board of Trustees ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–A semester of simmering discontent on the SLU campus could be coming to a boil, as the President of the SLU Faculty Senate seeks a meeting ...

SLU Faculty votes No Confidence in Biondi

Louis University Faculty Senate today voted overwhelmingly in favor of a vote of No Confidence in SLU President Fr. Lawrence Biondi. The vote was 51 for, 4 against, and 2 abstaining. This is a largely symbolic measure; it doesn’t remove Biondi, but it does send a message to the ...

Top Faculty Member Calls for Rev. Biondi to Resign

Resignation, Rev Lawrence Biondi, St. Louis University, Steve Harri ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — A top faculty member at St. Louis University, is calling on the school’s president, The Rev Lawrence Biondi, to resign. The call comes from the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Council ...

SLU Faculty Group Votes No Confidence In Rev. Biondi

Louis University faculty group has taken an overwhelming no confidence vote against University President, the Rev. Lawrence Biondi. The vote by the Faculty Council of the College of Arts and Sciences was 35 to 2 in favor, with one abstention. Last month the Faculty Council and Faculty ...

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Biondi Rejects Plan For More Police On SLU Campus

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - “Not necessary” was the response from Saint Louis University President Reverend Lawrence Biondi to the request that SLU partner with the city of St. Louis and pay for over a dozen officers to patrol in and around the campus. St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green says she ...

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Activist Hopeful Biondi’s Resignation Could Save Pevely Building

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - With Saint Louis University President Lawrence Biondi leaving, is there hope for saving the now-crumbling Pevely building? Activist Randy Vines hopes so. “I hope that there is a real change in vision in terms of how SLU relates to its environment that surrounds it,” he ...

Beyond Biondi: What’s Next For SLU?

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - With Father Lawrence Biondi announcing his intention to retire as president of St. Louis University, the search for his replacement will begin in the fall. That’s the word from the administrative offices in DuBourg Hall. Biondi says he will remain as president ...

Biondi Protest at Billikens Game

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - SLU fans at Wednesday night’s Billikens game got another reminder of just how unpopular University President Father Lawrence Biondi is. A banner, reading “Alums for No Confidence” was unfurled during the game. Chris Bednarek is one of several Alums who held up a ...

SLU Law School Dean Resigns, Slams Administrators

Louis University Law Dean Annette Clark has announced her resignation from the law school with a scathing list of allegations against SLU President Father Lawrence Biondi and Vice President Dr. Manoj Patankar. “I no longer have confidence in either of your abilities to lead this ...

SLU looks to heal as Biondi departs

ST. LOUIS (AP) — By most discernible measures, the Rev. Lawrence Biondi's 26-year reign as Saint Louis University's president was an unmistakable success. The 74-year-old Jesuit priest presided over a 42 percent increase in the student body, which now approaches 14,000. The number of ...

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Dean Resigns in Row over Law School Autonomy

“From the beginning of my deanship, you have evinced hostility toward the law school and its faculty and have treated me dismissively and with disrespect,” Ms. Clark said in the Aug. 8 resignation letter to Saint Louis University President Lawrence Biondi, a Jesuit priest, and Manoj ...

Biondi to Step Down September 1

Louis University President Lawrence Biondi is set. University Board of Trustees Chairman Joe Adorjan announced Friday Biondi has decided to step down September first. He will be named President Emeritus and take a one-year sabbatical from the University. SLU Vice President and ...

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Jordan Friedman: Nine 'No Confidence' Votes That Made Headlines in 2012-2013

In the end, the school's president, the Rev. Lawrence Biondi, resigned. This followed a controversy over the fact that one of his administrators, Vice President of Academic Affairs Manoj Patakar, proposed alterations to the way the school handles tenure, sparking outrage as the faculty ...

Biondi to retire from SLU presidency

Saint Louis University President Lawrence Biondi has announced that he plans to step down and, beginning in the fall, work with the university's board on the search for a new president. Biondi made his announcement Saturday night to a crowd of more than 800 gathered at Chaifetz ...

SLU faculty council censures Biondi

Saint Louis University's Arts and Sciences Faculty Council voted Thursday to censure President Lawrence Biondi after he reportedly had two faculty members removed from a Student Government Association meeting where he was speaking. Biondi was at the student government meeting on ...

Biondi critics riled up over SLU survey

A survey sent to faculty, staff and students at Saint Louis University by the school's board of trustees has raised the ire of critics of Rev. Lawrence Biondi. The survey's intent was to help the board of trustees get a better handle on the ongoing tensions on SLU's campus. Instead...

SLU President Biondi to comptroller: SLU won’t fund added police patrols

Saint Louis University President Rev. Lawrence Biondi sent a letter Friday to St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green explaining that the university would not enter into an agreement with the city to increase the presence of police at SLU’s Midtown campus, as Green had asked him to do nearly ...

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