Loyola University Chicago

University Staff Council

Current Members

Melissa Bagdon, Department of Residence Life

Astrid Beltran, Student Activity & Greek Affairs

Dana Bozeman, Water Tower Campus Life

Kevin Bryant, Water Tower Campus Life

Donna Buczek, Graduate Programs-HSD

Joyce Canselor, Center for Simulation Education

Monica Cohen, ACE Program

Pat Croke, Campus Recreation

Emmanuelle Escandar, Student Development

Steve Fehr, ESL Program

Kristin Finn, School of Law

Tobyn Friar, Financial Aid

Jeff Gardner, Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution

Natalie Kaplan, Office of Advancement

Beth Lair, English Language Learning Program

Bridger May, Alumni Relations and External Engagement

Josh Metayer, Student Activities & Greek Affairs

Megan Pedersen, Accounts Payable

Danielle Pernini, Enrollment Management

Michael Usher, Adult and Transfer Center

Veronica Wilson, First & Second Year Advising

Lauren Yurman, College of Arts & Sciences

Stacey Zurek, School of Nursing

Shannon Howes
Student Leadership Development


Years at Loyola: 5

Joined Staff Council: 2015 

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Cecilia O. Macias  Program Coordinator


Started LUC: 2015

Cecilia O. Macias attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication. After graduation, she traveled to India to teach at Kodaikanal College. Cecilia has always been passionate about non-profit work and took a position in Chicago at Rauner Family YMCA where she oversaw community programs and outreach. Cecilia pursued a Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Ball State University. Cecilia is committed and passionate about leadership development, diversity education, inclusivity, and social advocacy. Her desire to keep working in an area that supports multicultural students led her to accept a position at Taylor University where she served as the Director for Intercultural Programs. She recently relocated to Chicago with her husband Amitesh Ramname and is currently the Coordinator for the Student Leadership Development office.

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Moira Phippen Graduate Assistant


Started LUC: 2014

Moira earned her B.A. in Economics at DePaul University here in Chicago. During her time in undergrad,  Moira took on numerous leadership positions with her university's Office of Diversity Education, Center for Intercultural Programs, Student Leadership Institute, and New Student and Family Engagement office. After graduating, Moira also worked with her university's Residential Life department and several other universities on numerous assessment related projects. As the Graduate Assistant for Student Leadership Development, Moira is highly involved with many of the programs and assessment efforts within the office. Moira is also a student in the Loyola Higher Education Master's program.  When she is not busy with her assistantship and school, she also finds time to read comic books and play fetch with her cat.

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Moira Phippen
Student Leadership Development