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priest , university administrator

Lawrence Biondi, American academic administrator, priest. Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1970. Mellon grantee, 1974, 75, 76, 82; Humanitarian of Year, Arthritis Foundation, 1999; Leon R. Strauss Urban Pioneer award, 2001.


Biondi, Lawrence was born on December 15, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Hugo and Albertina (Marchetti) Biondi.


Bachelor of Arts, Loyola University, Chicago, 1962; Ph.L., Loyola University, Chicago, 1964; Master of Divinity, Loyola University, Chicago, 1971; Licentiate of Sacred Theology, Loyola University, Chicago, 1971; Master of Science, Georgetown University, 1966; Doctor of Philosophy in Socioloinguistics, Georgetown University, 1975.


Joined, Society Jesus assistant professor sociolinguistics, Loyola University, Chicago, 1974-1979; associate professor, Loyola University, Chicago, 1979-1981; professor, Loyola University, Chicago, 1982-1987; dean College Arts and Sciences, Loyola University, Chicago, 1980-1987; president, St. Saint Louis University, since 1987.


  • Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1970.


Trustee Xavier University, 1981-1987, Loyola College, Baltimore, 1988-1994, Santa Clara University, 1988-1998, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, 1988-1994, St. Louis University, since 1982, Loyola University, Chicago, 1988-1997. Board directors Epilepsy Foundation American, 1985-1995, Civic Progress, St. Louis, since 1987, Regional Commerce and Growth Association, since 1987, Missouri Botanical Gardens, since 1987, St. Louis Zoo, 1994, St. Louis Symphony, 1994, Harry S. Truman Institute for National and International Affairs, since 1987, Tenet Health Care Systems, since 1998, St. Louis Science Center, since 2000, Boys Hope Girls Hope, since 1996, St. Louis Art Museum, since 1997, Grand Center, St. Louis, since 1987. Member Linguistic Society of America, Modern Language Association, American Anthropological Association.

Knight of Italian Order of Merit.


Hugo Biondi

Albertina (Marchetti) Biondi