The LMU Board of Trustees recently named Timothy Law Snyder as the University’s 16th president. When Snyder takes his position on June 1, he will follow departing president David W. Burcham as the University’s second lay president. Ohio native Snyder holds a B.A. in psychology, a B.S. in mathematics, and an M.S. in mathematics from the University of Toledo. He earned his Ph.D.and M.A. in applied and computational mathematics from Princeton University. He taught at Berklee College of Music, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and Georgetown University. He was an administrator and professor of mathematical sciences at Loyola University Maryland from 2007 to 2014.
In his new position, Snyder looks forward to creating more partnerships between LMU and technology, film and fine arts companies. “L.A. is one of the most creative places in the world … and we should take advantage of that,” he said.