Loyola University Chicago

Student Complex

Division of Student Development

Meet our Teams

The Student Complex brings together vital student facilities to create the hub of student life.  Our mission is to provide safe, well-maintained facilities, programs, and services to enhance the education, business, social, physical, cultural experiences of students.

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Dawn Collins
Director, Student Complex

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Nathan Clark
Facility Manager, Student Complex

Nathan came to Loyola University Chicago in August 1999. He received his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Education from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. During his time here at Loyola, Nathan has overseen the Intramural Sports and Club Sport Programs as well as overseeing the Halas Recreation Center. Nathan's current position has him overseeing the daily operations of the Halas Recreation Center, Sean Earl Field and Track, West Quad, Damen North Lawn and Winthrop Play Lot. Nathan is responsible for reserving all of these spaces and can help in any reservation's needs. Nathan resides in Chicago with his wife, Colleen and their (3) children, Braeden, Will, and James.

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Bryan Goodwin
Associate Director, Student Complex
Program Director, Damen Student Center 

Bryan Goodwin started at Loyola in 2007 and has assisted in the development of the Student Center program, which falls under the Student Complex umbrella. Bryan oversees the day to day operations and program support of the Damen Student Center and Centennial Forum and offers additional support to the Gentile Arena, Halas Recreation Center, West Quad, and Terry Student Center (Water Tower Campus). Bryan's most enjoyable aspect of his job is working with students everyday. Bryan currently resides in the western suburbs with his wife, Melissa and 3 children (Grace, Jake, and Joey). 



HALAS RECREATION CENTER STAFF

 

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Megan Morris
Program Director, Campus Recreation

Megan has a degree in Recreation and Sport Management from Indiana State University and a Masters of Education in Leisure and Tourism from Bowling Green State University. She oversees Loyola's Intramural and Club Sport programs, where she organizes various competitions for students to participate in sports, both on campus and off! Megan also loves participating in all sports (specifically soccer) and loves watching all sports! Go Colts! Go Hawks!

 

Rachel Murray
Program Coordinator, Outdoor Experiential Education

Rachel comes to Loyola with a bachelors degree in Music Education from Wartburg College and a Masters degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration from Western Illinois University.  She coordinates all of the On-Campus Group Development programs as well as all internal (student, faculty, staff) challenge course programs at LUREC.  When not at work, Rachel enjoys singing with the Chicago Chamber Choir, throwing a Frisbee in a park or on the beach, and ogling over other people’s dogs.

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Kathryn Thies
Program Coordinator, Aquatics & Special Events

Kathryn received a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from Stephen F Austin State University in 2009 and a Master of Science in Recreation Management and Policy from University of New Hampshire in 2011. She is passionate about peer mentorship and helping students with the transition to college. In her free time she loves swimming, yoga, and hanging out with her dog.

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Dana Bender
Program Coordinator, Group Fitness Program

Dana is a fitness and wellness professional specializing in fitness management, personal training, group exercise, yoga, employee wellness, stress management, and health psychology. She has a MS in Clinical Health Psychology and Counseling, and a BA in Health Promotion and Fitness Management.  Dana recently moved to Chicago from Philadelphia, PA where she worked as an Assistant Program Manager for EXOS (Formally MediFit Corporate Services, Inc.) in corporate wellness and fitness from 2009-2016. Within this role, Dana voluntarily served for a few years as a GroWell Employee Wellness Committee Member (2013-2016) for MediFit. Dana's education includes the NWI Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist (CWWS) and Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certifications.
 
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James Alexander
Program Coordinator, Club Sports Program

James hails from Cincinnati, Ohio where he grew into a passionate Bengals and Reds fan .  He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science in Sport Management from Bowling Green State University followed by a Master of Education in Sport Administration from Xavier University.  James is responsible for the management of the Loyola Club Sports program which provides excellent opportunities for students to continue to pursue a competitive athletic experience. In his spare time he enjoys exploring Chicago with his wife Melanie, their daughter Emma, and their dog Bailey, watching his favorite teams play and occasionally win, and traveling to visit family and friends.

 

Marc Rehula
Office Administrator, Campus Recreation

GENTILE ARENA & NORVILLE INTERCOLLEGIATE CENTER
Professional Staff

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Bryan Goodwin
Associate Director, Student Complex
773.508.8641

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Wesley Nader (primary point of contact)
Facility Coordinator, Student Complex
Director of Facility Operations, Joseph J. Gentile Arena
773.508.8602


CAMPUS RESERVATIONS


Margaret Aust
Office Assistant, Campus Reservations

The Campus Reservations office is comprised of Jennie and Maggie, who have been colleagues for 4+ years. Together they process nearly 35,000 room requests annually, manage reservations for several dozen campus-wide events, and oversee the creation and maintenance of facilities, reports, events, and schedulers in 25Live. Maggie loves programming, puzzles and podcasts. They both love reading books, drinking tea, and speculating about the weather.


Jennifer Clemens
Office Coordinator, Campus Reservations

The Campus Reservations office is comprised of Jennie and Maggie (above), who have been colleagues for 4+ years. Together they process nearly 35,000 room requests annually, manage reservations for several dozen campus-wide events, and oversee the creation and maintenance of facilities, reports, events, and schedulers in 25Live. Jennie loves dogs (especially her corgi Gabbie!) and the great city of Detroit. They both love reading books, drinking tea, and speculating about the weather.