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First and Second Year Advising

Meet Your Advisor

Simon Hara

Title/s: Academic Advisor

Phone: 773-508-7714

E-mail: shara@luc.edu


Simon was born in Oakland, and raised in Berkeley, California. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he earned his B.A. in Sociology, and then headed east, where he earned his Masters of Education in Higher Education Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont, and worked in the Dean of Students Office as the Coordinator for Recruitment and Retention. Before working at LUC, Simon worked with the University of San Francisco’s Intercultural Center. When not advising students, you might find Simon attempting to not embarrass himself while playing basketball at Halas, trying not to burn dinner, reading, watching Japanese cartoons on the internet, and trying to capture his son doing wonderful and/or embarrassing things on camera so he can post such moments on the internet.

Favorite Quote:

Actions have reactions, don’t be quick to judge

You may not know the hardships one does not speak of

It’s best to sit back, and observe with couth

For we all must meet our moment of truth.

~Guru (Gangstarr)


First or Second Year Memory:

In will always remember living in the residence halls. The food was terrible, the 9x9’ box did not leave much room for my roommate and me to stretch out, and I gained thirty-five pounds due to my more sedentary lifestyle, and fabulous diet that consisted of chicken nuggets, hamburgers, bottomless cups of soda, and made-to-order omelets.  Yet, in retrospect, few, if any conditions can replicate the sense of community I felt when I was one of four hundred-plus first-year college students squeezed into an eight-story building while living away from home for the first time.


Masters of Education in Higher Education Student Affairs Administration, University of Vermont

B.A. in Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara


First and Second Year Advising
Sullivan Center for Student Services · 6339 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60626
Phone: 773.508.7714 · E-mail: FSYAdvising@luc.edu

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