Loyola University Chicago

Community Relations

Mary Miro

Community Relations Coordinator

Mary Miro is the Community Relations Specialist for the Department of Community Relations at Loyola University. She is responsible for cultivating relationships between Loyola University and its external partners in business, government, and nonprofit sector. Mary establishes relationships with stakeholders in both the Rogers Park and Edgewater communities, planning and executing special events, and serving as liaison between the University and residents of the local neighborhood.

Prior to joining Loyola in June of 2012, Mary worked for range of non-profits focused on improving the economic sustainability of low-income neighborhoods through job-training programs and business outreach.

Over the past 4 years, Mary has coordinated a number of local initiatives in the communities surrounding Loyola’s campus that focus on economic development, environmental initiatives, and neighborhood schools.

Mary served on advisory committee for local educational think tank, resulting in Our Schools Rogers Park grassroots initiative, and is now a Committee Member for the Year of the Youth 48th Ward Initiative; aimed at mobilizing  key stakeholders to improve educational, social, and employment opportunities for youth members of the Edgewater and Uptown neighborhoods. She is also the founder and manager of the Student-Business Engagement Project & related programs that support economic viability of local business community.

Mary attended Marquette University, earning her B.A. in Psychology and Sociology. Following Marquette, Mary pursued a M.A. from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration, focusing her studies on public policy, community organizing, and non-profit management.


Contact Mary for inquiries regarding partnerships between Loyola and the business community, green or environmental initiatives, community concerns, and other special events. She can be reached at 773.508.7436 and mmiro@luc.edu.