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Division of Student Development

Meet Our Office

Meet the staff of the Office of the Vice President for Student Development!

We are located in Centennial Forum Suite 100, Lakeshore Campus. 
Please stop by, call, or email our front desk to setup an appointment: dsdfrontdesk@luc.edu, 773-508-8840. 
Walk-ins are acceptable, but not preferred, as many staff have full schedules.

Started LUC: 1999

Michael has been with Loyola as a student, staff, or both for nearly 15 years, most recently earning his doctorate in Higher Education in December 2012. Michael is an Assistant to the Vice President and Director of Assessment. In his role, Michael oversees the assessment initiatives of the Division of Student Development, working to share the story of the Division’s excellent and exciting work within the University and beyond. Additional responsibilities that occupy Michael’s time include supervising a doctoral graduate assistant, advising the Alpha Sigma Nu honor society, and overseeing Loyola’s NASPA Undergraduate Fellowship Program. Michael’s research interests include leadership development, Historically Black Colleges & Universities, and study abroad.

Started LUC: 2011

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Started LUC: 1989

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Started LUC: 2013

After relocating to the Midwest from California, Katy Hartnett obtained her BBA in Finance from the University of Kentucky.  After a brief career in banking, Katy returned to school to obtain her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University.  Katy has been working in higher education for the past seven years, first in a college counseling center and now as Assistant Dean of Students and BCT Case Manager at Loyola.  Katy is passionate about supporting students who may be experiencing challenges that impact their personal or academic goals.  Katy assists students in overcoming those challenges and serves as an advocate for students on campus.

Started LUC: 1999

Rabia Khan Harvey obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Elmhurst College and is a double-alum of Loyola University Chicago with a Master’s in both Higher Education and Human Resources. She has over 12 years of professional experience in Student Affairs. Currently, Rabia is the Assistant to the Vice President for the Division of Student Development at Loyola. Within this role, Rabia also assumes the position of Title IX Deputy Coordinator and serves as Advisor to two organizations: Maroon & Gold Society and Graduate Assistant Formation Council.  Additionally, Rabia directly supervises one doctoral Graduate Assistant in the Office of Student Development.  Rabia loves working for Loyola and its Jesuit, Catholic identity has profoundly impacted her approach to making sound decisions, striving for excellence, and creating lasting and positive relationships with those with whom she interacts. 

Started LUC: 2010

Curtis began their Loyola career by starting their Master's degree in Women's Studies and Gender Studies in 2010.  Upon completion, having built a solid and supportive Loyola network/family, Curtis decided to pursue work in higher education by joining the Office of the Vice President for Student Development in fall of 2011 as an administrative assistant.  Currently pursuing their M.S. in Computer Science, Curtis aims to further develop a career bridging higher education, social justice, and technology.  Having been a part of higher education in some form or another since 2002, Curtis has worked in the university setting in chemistry and biology labs, libraries, the Women's Studies department, the LGBTQ Center, and even as a bartender.  Curtis hails from Greensboro, North Carolina, home of the civil rights Woolworths sit in, and is a proud Tar Heel (Chapel Hill) alum.

Started LUC: 2007

Jack McLean is Assistant Vice President of Student Development at Loyola University Chicago and serves as adjunct faculty in its Higher Education Graduate Program.  He previously worked as the Director of Student Leadership Development at Loyola, Director of Service Learning at the University of San Francisco and the Assistant Director of the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good. He started his career in student affairs as Director of Campus Activities at Gonzaga University.  

Prior to his work in student affairs, he was in the private practice of law in Montana and served a three-year term on the Montana Human Rights Commission.  Jack received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Montana, his Masters of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, his Licentiate in Philosophy from Gonzaga University, and his Bachelor’s degree in political science from Carroll College, Helena, Montana.

Started LUC: 2004

Kimberly has served in multiple roles during her nearly ten years at Loyola University Chicago. Her professional portfolio includes experience in financial aid, student conduct, student activities, and sorority and fraternity life and student government advisement.  In her current role Kimberly serves the off-campus community through advocacy and support.  Additionally, Kimberly is a core member of the Behavioral Concern Team (BCT) and is the appellate officer for Loyola’s student conduct process.  Her interest and passion for student development work stems from a commitment to create opportunities for students to fully engage in campus life and ultimately, thrive during their time at Loyola. Kimberly is ready and willing to be present for students regardless of topic or concern. She welcomes all students to share their ideas, dreams or concerns in an effort to support and guide them on their once in a lifetime collegiate journey.  Kimberly has a BA from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame and a M.Ed. in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago.

Started LUC: 2010

Kenechukwu (K.C.) Mmeje is the Assistant Vice President for Student Life at Loyola University Chicago. In this capacity, he serves on the Division of Student Development’s senior leadership team and is responsible for the following areas: Campus Recreation, the Damen Student Center, Leadership Development & Second Year Experience, Student Activities & Greek Affairs (SAGA), Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs (SDMA) and the Unified Student Government Association (USGA). K.C. has over 10 years of progressive student affairs experience in the following functional areas; judicial affairs, academic support and retention services, and student advocacy and support, to name a few. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in sociology and Black studies from the University of California Santa Barbara, a masters degree in education with a concentration in higher education administration from the University of Vermont, and a doctorate in educational leadership with an emphasis in higher education administration from University of Southern California. K.C.’s scholarly interests include: racial equity in higher education; access to and affordability of higher education; and ways in which programmatic interventions at two-year colleges provide at-risk students the support needed to successfully transfer to selective four-year colleges and universities.

Started LUC: 1987

Jane enrolled at Loyola as a graduate student in 1987 and had an assistantship in the Undergraduate Admission Office.  After she graduated with her M.Ed. from Loyola, she was hired full time as Assistant Director in Admissions and worked there for seven years.  After a brief stint as high school guidance counselor at Loyola Academy in Chicago, she returned to the university and held several roles in the Division since 1996, including Associate Dean of Students at the WTC, Student Activities, New Student Orientation, and Student Conduct to name a few. Jane is the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, a position she has held since 2009.  She was named Dean of Students in 2002.  Areas in the Division of Student Development that report to her include Off Campus Student Life, Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, and the Wellness Center.  Jane also chairs the Behavioral Concern Team, (BCT) a  centralized coordinated body that meets weekly to discuss students who may be in distress or may pose a threat to students and/or others in the University community.  Jane has a BA from St. Norbert College in DePere, WI, although she is not a Packer fan.  She has lived in Rogers Park for over 20 years and considers Loyola to be an extension of her family.

Started LUC: 2011

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