College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


Michael Swarzman

Michael Swarzman is a lifelong Chicago resident, having graduated from New Trier High School in 1970, Butler University in 1974.   After working in manufacturing and materials management consulting, he began a career in health care, and has worked in that industry for over twenty-five years in variety of positions and organizations.  Michael received a Masters of Arts degree (English) in 1980, and a Masters of Business Administration in 1985, both from Loyola University of Chicago.

Currently Michael is the regional vice president of physician services and business development, Chicago region, for Advocate Health Care.  Michael is a faculty member of the graduate school of public health at the University of Illinois, Chicago, is an active member o the advisory committee of Loyola University's MBA Health Care Management Program, and is a frequent speaker on health care reform and its effect on business development in health systems.

Michael is active in a variety of civic organizations, including Vice Chairman of Hispanocare, Inc., volunteer coach in his community, and has been awarded a Chicago Community Builder Award.  He is an avid chess enthusiast, and plays for the North Shore Chess Club and Touch Chess.

Michael is married to the very lovely and talented Barbara Grier (for twenty-nine years), and they have two adult children, Rachel and Sarah.

Michael is the chairperson of the Board of Visitors.