Nichole Faith Smith
|Nichole Faith Smith|
LUCES, Empowerment Pipeline and Social Justice Dinner Dialogue Series
Nichole is a Program Coordinator working on social justice, diversity, and leadership initiatives in the Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs (SDMA). In addition to supporting the department's social justice, diversity, leadership, and retention initiatives, Nichole oversees the Empowerment Pipeline program, a social justice outreach program aimed at intentionally steering local underrepresented high school students to create and direct their personal paths toward attending college, as well as the Loyola University Chicago Empowering Sisterhood (LUCES) program which is a retention program with the goal of increasing leadership efficacy and wellness among Loyola’s female students of color. Before joining SDMA, Nichole served as an academic advisor in the African American Academic Network at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she advised African American students and developed academic success and social programs. Nichole’s experiences have led her to develop a passion for social justice and diversity advocacy and education that validates the many experiences and perspectives of college students and affirms development of their cultural and social identities. Nichole has an M. Ed. in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago, and a B.S. in Journalism and Public Relations from Ohio University.