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Loyola University announces new board members

Loyola press release - August 1, 2007

(New Orleans)–Loyola University New Orleans Board of Trustees announced the selection of four new members for the term beginning August 1, 2007. They are Carolyn Callahan, Dennis C. Cuneo, Gail W. Jock, and Dr. Floyd Malveaux.

Officers for the 2007–08 Loyola Board of Trustees are Theodore (Ted) Frois, chair; Suzanne T. Mestayer, vice chair; the Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D., university president; the Rev. James P. Bradley, S.J., vice president; and the Rev. Lawrence W. Moore, S.J., secretary treasurer.

Carolyn Callahan, A’88, is vice president/development at MacFadden Communications Group, a New York City-based publisher of business-to-business magazines. She holds the same position at MacFadden’s sister company, MacFadden Performing Arts Media. Before joining MacFadden, Callahan worked as an editor at a variety of media companies including Gemstar/TV Guide, New York Daily News, and America Media, Inc. She graduated from Loyola in 1988 with a bachelor of arts degree in English and a concentration in French. As an active member and benefactor of the university, Callahan first served on the Board of Trustees from 1998 until 2004.

Callahan is also president of the PJ Callahan Foundation, Inc. She also serves on the Alumnae Association of her alma mater, The Ursuline School, in New Rochelle, N.Y. She resides in Rye, N.Y.

Dennis C. Cuneo, L’76, serves as counsel to the Washington, D.C., law firm of Arent Fox, where he provides strategic counsel and advice to corporations, trade associations, and organizations on a broad range of issues.

He recently retired as a senior vice president of Toyota Motor North America, and he continues to serve as an adviser to Toyota’s senior management. In his years at Toyota, Cuneo helped make the company one of the leading manufacturers of automobiles in the United States. For most of the past decade, Cuneo led the site selection for Toyota’s new plants and expansions in North America. In 2004, Cuneo was named by Southern Business & Development as one of the top 10 people who have influenced economic development in the South.

Cuneo earned a juris doctor from Loyola University New Orleans. He resides in Old Town Alexandria, Va.

Gail W. Jock, D’62, is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She received a degree in dental hygiene from Loyola and had an 11-year career as a dental hygienist. While raising her family, Jock was an active volunteer at her children’s schools. She also began pursuing her intellectual interest in history, ultimately completing a bachelor’s degree in history at Columbia University. Jock resides in New York, N.Y., and Wheaton, Il. Jock is a member of the Lotos Club and a volunteer with the New York Piano Competition.

Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D., G’64, a nationally recognized expert on asthma and allergic diseases, is the executive director of the Merck Childhood Asthma Network (MCAN). MCAN, a separately incorporated nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., addresses the problem of childhood asthma in the United States. He earned a master of science degree in biological sciences from Loyola in 1964.

In 1978, Malveaux joined the department of medicine at Howard University and established the Conjoint Training Program in Allergy and Immunology. In 1984, he joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins University where, as a member of the division of clinical immunology, he initiated studies on asthma mortality and morbidity. He returned to Howard in 1989 as chairman of the department of microbiology and associate professor of microbiology and medicine. He became dean in 1995 of the Howard University College of Medicine. From July 1996 until 2001, Malveaux served as interim vice president for health affairs, dean, and professor of microbiology and medicine. From 2001 to 2002, he served as vice provost for health affairs and dean of the College of Medicine. He remained dean of the College of Medicine and professor of microbiology at Howard until his retirement in July 2005. Malveaux is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Malveaux is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health, the Clemens von Pirquet Research Award from the Georgetown School of Medicine, and the Outstanding Faculty Research Award from Howard University and the Legacy of Leadership Award from Howard University Hospital. He is active in numerous organizations, and he is or has served as a member of various boards including the American Lung Association and the National Allergy and Infectious Diseases Advisory Council. He also served as founder and president of the Urban Asthma and Allergy Center in Baltimore from 1986 to 1989.

Malveaux is a native of Opelousas, La. He resides in Ellicott City, Md.