The behemoths behind Loyola's high standards.
"Governance at Loyola is not about authority, but about love. We implement an ethos of care and empathy.""- Rev. Fr. Raju Soosaimanickam SJ, Rector
Governance at Loyola Academy is about ensuring that the values the college aspires to are part of everyday life on campus. The management team works towards keeping an ideal atmosphere in the college to carry out its vision:
Each member takes on new roles for overall exposure, personal growth, and fresh perspectives so as to improve the standards of Loyola. These are the current members of the Loyola Academy Governing Council:
"Loyola is a second home. I love the brilliant young people that are around all the time!"
Father Raju has been associated with Loyola for a long time and is one of the most revered persons today in the Loyola campus. He heads the management team at Loyola and instills a common vision that everyone at Loyola work towards.
He is one of the foremost authorities in the Andhra Jesuits Society. He is a think tank and skilled at planning and execution of projects. He is instrumental in bringing about quality standards in both teaching and administration.
"It's hard to think of anything else lead rather do than groom the extraordinary young people here."
"At Loyola, we rarely sermonize or dictate - governance is about making people think."
M.Sc. (Zoology), Ph.D.
As an academician Fr Dr. Anthony has always pursued excellence. He completed his M.Sc. in Zoology from University of Madras and was awarded a Ph.D. in the year 2015 from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur.
Fr Dr Pothireddy Anthony has served in various key positions in Andhra Loyola College as the Director, Asst. Director of Xavier Hostel, Gogineni Hostel and New Hostel, as the Superior of Sanjeevan Hostel, as the Rector of Andhra Loyola College, as the Provincial of Andhra Jesuit Province from 2008-2014. He oversees and steers almost every aspect of the institution, including academics, internal quality, and the Planet Program. His contributions have been tremendous and he is the one of the most loved and respected persons on campus. As the academic head he insists on continuous development.
"Education must not simply teach work – it must teach Life."
M.Sc., MBA, M.Phil., Ph.D. postdoc on Cancer Biotechnology, Mitchell Cancer Research Institute (University of South Alabama, USA), President-Xavier Board of Higher Education, A.P. & Telangana., Associate professor in the Dept. of Biotechnology
Fr. Dr. L. Joji Reddy, SJ., is a scholar in thought and human in deed and has crossed many milestones in the education sector. As a scholar he emerged as a great philosopher and theologian. He is a scientist and educationalist too. As a scientist he developed fervour for research. He had published over 26 international papers, 3 national and 20 conference publications in the field of biotechnology and conducted various national and International seminars. He attended many national and international seminars to present his papers. For the past six years onwards he is serving, Xavier Board of Higher Education (Association of Catholic Institutions of higher Education in India) as president and brought a lot of reforms in the education sector both in T.S. and A.P.
Having a strong passion to serve he used his forte to serve the society by educating the people. He was appointed as Associate professor Loyola Academy Degree and P.G. College by the Osmania University in the Department of Biotechnology. He worked from 2004 onwards as the Principal of both Andhra Loyola and Loyola Academy Junior Colleges and as a Vice Principal of Loyola Academy Degree & P.G. College till 10th June 2016. He also worked as Principal I/C from Dec 2015 to March 2016 in Loyola Academy Degree & PG College and set the trend in giving a face lift to the academic standards, discipline, sports and games and extracurricular activities and celebrated different events in a high profile manner. He was Conferred “RastriyaGaurau Award” by the International Friendship Society, at India International Center, New Delhi on 29th Aug 2012, for the Meritorious Services, Outstanding Performance and Remarkable Role by Dr.Bhishma Narayan Singh, Former Governor of Tamil Nadu and Assam. As an educationalist his Vision is to transform the students to be “Men and Women for others” and to mould the students as global citizens with competence, conscience and compassionate commitment towards economically educationally poor students. His goal is to impart knowledge with integral formation which involves academic excellence, spiritual growth, social commitment and value based leadership. His aim is to take the educational Institutions to reach the unreachable targets by imparting values for life to live.
"Education to the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."
MA, B.Ed, MBA(Finance &HR)
Fr. D. Balaswamy, SJ is a teacher by profession and a preacher by passion.
In the year 1998, he resigned his teacher's job at Carmel Matha EM High School near kothagudem and joined the Society of Jesus. Later after his initial formation, for an year he served as the Vice Principal of Loyola Polytechnic College & Asst. Warden of Loyola Boys Hostel in Pulivendula before he came to do his MBA studies at Loyola Academy.
After all his secular and religious studies and formation, he was ordained a priest for the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) on 8th November, 2014. Before joining Loyola Academy, he served as the Principal of Loyola EM High School & Warden of Loyola Boys Hostel, Amalapuram for 3years.
Fr.Balaswamy's idea of education is very much in tune with Jesuit idea of education which says that "it is to form 'men and women for others' and mould our students as global citizens with competence, conscience & compassionate commitment; and to have special concern towards the socially and economically underprivileged students". In the present context of the globalized world where everyone is busy acquiring knowledge, settling well in life with good job, craving for more money, aspiring for an independent and comfortable life, having no time to communicate with the other, losing a sense of concern, becoming more individualistic, selfish, insensitive to the other and the nature around us, Fr.Balaswamy insists that our education, specially the higher education should help us to form ourselves at both the levels of the mind and the heart, the idea which is very much close to the Aristotelian idea of education i.e., "education to the mind without educating the heart is no education at all".