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Bill Bishop to helm Loyola's Office of Institutional Advancement

Loyola press release - July 12, 2010

Bill Bishop, who was recently named vice president for Institutional Advancement at Loyola University New Orleans, will begin work at the university on July 19. Bishop is taking over the position from Victoria Frank, who is retiring this month.

Prior to his appointment at Loyola, Bishop worked as the associate vice president for medical center advancement at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. since January 2008. He was vice president for development at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas from 2003 – 2008, and director of development and administration for the National World War II Memorial Project in Arlington, Va. from 1997 – 2003.

Before his career in development, Bishop served in the United States Army, where he saw tours of duty in Greece, Italy and the U.S. His duty positions include artillery battery and detachment commander; assistant/associate professor of political science at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.; assistant Army attaché for the U.S. Embassy in Rome; instructor at Command and General Staff College in Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.; U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command’s liaison officer to the Italian Army staff in Rome; and director of administration for International Assignees in Fort Monroe, Va.

Bishop, who is an Olmsted Scholar, earned a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Military Academy, a laurea in scienze politiche dall’universita’ degli studi di Firenze, a Master of Arts in political science from Tulane University and a Master of Arts in management from Webster University.

Bishop is married to the former Cynthia Grace Dalton of Shreveport, La. and they have three children – Anthony, Christina and Michael – and two grandchildren – Lucy and Ben.