Sellinger School Dean Karyl Leggio Named to BB&T Board

March 10, 2014

BALTIMORE—Karyl B. Leggio, dean of the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola University, was named to the BB&T Baltimore-region board. BB&T holds assets totaling $182 billion and offers commercial and retail banking services along with other financial services, such as insurance, investments and retail brokerage.

karyl leggioLeggio has led the Sellinger School since 2008, implementing new programs including Loyola’s first accredited accelerated MBA program, the Emerging Leaders MBA; a Masters in Accounting program; and an accounting certificate program.

Other accomplishments at Loyola include creating the Student Experiential Learning Lab (SELL) to educate students on the use of financial databases such as Bloomberg, Reuters Eikon, Morningstar and S&P Capital IQ.  The students use these databases to manage a portion of the University’s endowment.

Leggio has enhanced the Sellinger School’s focus on external relations and preparing students with career and life planning.  The Sellinger School is actively engaged in assisting in Loyola University’s York Road initiative in the Govans area and is active in supporting the innovation community.

Among her other accomplishments, Leggio received grants for research projects, developed customized executive education offerings, designed curriculum, developed centers for excellence and partners in the business community.

Leggio serves on the following boards: Archdiocese of Baltimore Archbishop’s Board of Financial Advisors, the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, the Downtown Partnership, the Center Club, International Association of Jesuit Business Schools and the Society of Self Fellows at the University of Kansas.

Prior to joining Loyola, Leggio was associate dean at the University of Missouri Kansas City where she worked for eight years. She earned a doctorate in finance from the University of Kansas.

Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management provides business education rooted in the Jesuit tradition of emphasizing strong ethical leadership, commitment to social responsibility and a global perspective. With more than 60 faculty members and 2,000 students, the Sellinger School offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. Part-time, weekend and full-time MBAs, specialized master’s degrees as well as certificate programs are delivered on campuses in Baltimore, Columbia and Timonium, Md. (