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Updated : 07-Apr-2024

Rector Search

For more than 50 years, Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus (SLU-Madrid) has provided students with a rigorous and immersive academic and cultural program that takes full advantage of the splendid historical and contemporary resources that Madrid and Spain have to offer. Saint Louis University now seeks a Rector and Vice President for this flagship international campus, the first American university branch campus in Europe and one that offers a unique intellectual environment that transcends borders.

This webpage is designed to provide information to the Madrid Campus staff and faculty about the search as it unfolds. Please email Anne McCabe ( or Marta Moreno ( if you have any questions.

On-Campus Interviews with the Finalists

After the initial selection process and interviews with semi-finalists, the Search Committee has selected four finalist candidates who will be visiting the Madrid Campus for meetings with all constituencies. The SLU-Madrid community will be asked to provide feedback on each of the candidates, and this feedback will be reviewed and included as a major part of the final report to Provost Lewis. Please check your SLU email for meeting times and feedback survey links.

Leadership Profile


First half of April: Finalist Campus visits; during these visits, finalists will meet with groups of faculty, staff and students, who will be asked to share their feedback anonymously with the search committee

Second half of April: Committee deliberations and recommendations to Provost; Provost identifies candidate of choice, who travels to St. Louis to meet with President and Provost

Search Committee

Anne McCabe, Ph.D. (faculty - English, SLU Madrid - committee co-chair;
Marta Moreno, Ph.D. (faculty - Business and Economics, SLU Madrid - co-chair;

Sam Conedera, S.J. (faculty - History, SLU St. Louis)
Carol Cserneczky (IT Operations Manager, SLU Madrid)
Amal Darwiche Hammoud (Senior, College of Arts and Sciences, SLU Madrid)
Charles El-Mir, Ph.D. (faculty - Engineering, SLU Madrid)
Tania de la Fuente, Ph.D. (faculty - Chemistry, SLU Madrid)
Paloma Gomez de Salazar, M.S. (Coordinator of Counseling and Mental Health Services, SLU Madrid)
Barnali Gupta, Ph.D. (Dean, Chaifetz School of Business, SLU St. Louis)
Mari Carmen Maldonado (HR Manager, SLU Madrid)
Ken Olliff, Ph.D. (Vice President, Research, SLU St. Louis)
Jaime Ortiz (Director of Academic Advising, SLU Madrid)
Emily Pyle (Admissions Counselor, SLU Madrid)
Blanca Santoja (Assistant Registrar, SLU Madrid)
Laura Tedesco, Ph.D. (faculty - Political Science, SLU Madrid)
Taylor West, Ph.D. (faculty - History, SLU Madrid)