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Faculty and Staff

Colleen Opal

Title/s: Program Coordinator,
Academic Advisor

Office #: Sullivan Center, Suite 260

Phone: 773-508-7714

E-mail: copal@luc.edu


Favorite Quote:
"We don't receive wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us [from]."~Marcel Proust

First Year Memory:
My first class at SDSU was a writing class in the African American Studies department. This class pushed me out of my comfort zone by challenging my beliefs about race and identity. As a result, I learned much more about how privilege and oppression affect all members of our society and became very interested in social justice issues.


I grew up in the Chicagoland area and Omaha, Nebraska. I earned my Bachelor's Degree from San Diego State University with a major in Spanish and a minor in Women's Studies. My most rewarding experience of my undergraduate education was my 12 month study abroad in Santiago, Chile. After college, I moved to Michigan State University to pursue a Master's Degree in Education and to work in their Department of Residence Life. Prior to working at Loyola University, I worked as an Academic Advisor at the College of Lake County. In my free time I like to workout, walk around the city, read, and spend time with friends.


1032 W. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660
312-915-6500 ยท 800-262-2373

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