Alice Bourke Hayes, Ph.D., has been the President of the University of San Diego since 1995. She came to the University after six years as Executive Vice President and Provost and Professor of Biology at St. Louis University.
A native of Chicago, Dr. Hayes spent 27 years at Loyola University of Chicago, where she served as Vice President for Academic Affairs (1987-1989), Associate Academic Vice President (1980-1987), Dean for the Natural Sciences (1977-1980), and Chairperson of the Department of Natural Science (1969-1977). From 1960 to 1962, she conducted mycology research for the Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium.
Dr. Hayes is a member of the Boards of Trustees of the Pulitzer Publishing Company, Independent Colleges of Southern California, The San Diego Foundation, Loyola University of Chicago, ConAgra and Jack-in-the-Box. She is an advisory committee member for The Timken Museum of Art, The Mingei Museum, and The San Diego Opera. She serves on the executive committee for the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities. She is a member of the board of advisors for the San Diego Science and Technology Council and is a member of the Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana. She has been a member of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Space Biology Program and has served on Advisory Panels of the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Hayes has received awards for leadership and service from the San Diego Women Who Mean Business, the International Woman's Council Living Legacy Award, and the San Diego Press Club Headliners Award for Education, and the San Diego Business Journal "Who's Who 2000," among others. A biologist with a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Northwestern University, where she was a National Science Foundation Fellow, she has published numerous books and articles on the natural sciences and on Catholic higher education. As part of the People-to-People Citizen Ambassador Program, she participated in Botanical Delegations to South Africa, the People's Republic of China, and the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Dr. Hayes currently serves as a consultant/evaluator for the Western Association of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities. She has been awarded a Doctor of Science, honoris causa by Loyola University of Chicago (1994) and a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, by Fontbonne College (1994) and a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa by Mount St. Mary's College(1998) and a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, by Saint Louis University (2002).
University of San Diego
Executive Vice President and Provost
Saint Louis University
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Associate Academic Vice President
Dean of the Natural Sciences
Chairperson, Department of Natural Sciences
Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor
Loyola University of Chicago
Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium
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San Diego, CA
St. Louis, MO
Ph.D., Northwestern University; M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign; B.S. Mundelein College