Loras College President Jim Collins has announced the appointment of James Padilla, J.D., as dean of the newly established Francis J. Noonan School of Business. Padilla will join Loras July 9.
As dean, Padilla will oversee the Business School’s curriculum, strategic planning, supervise faculty, develop business relationships, sponsorships and internships, facilitate student recruitment and coordinate and participate in fundraising efforts.
Padilla comes to Loras from Marymount University, Arlington, VA, where he served as associate dean/associate professor of its School of Business Administration.
Originally from the Chicago area, Padilla is an expert in the athlete disability insurance field. Over the past 20 years, he has worked with players, coaches, agents, financial advisors and professional teams in regards to properly protecting themselves and their assets.
Padilla received his undergraduate degree in sociology from Northern Illinois University. He received his juris doctorate at Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, IL and an executive certificate in sports management from Loyola University at Chicago.