Loyola University Maryland

Office of Student Support and Wellness Promotion

About Us

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The office of student support and wellness promotion facilitates student retention within the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis. We are committed to supporting students who face personal and substance use-related challenges by providing opportunities for spiritual, emotional, physical, educational, professional, and social growth. We help students leverage available resources and stay focused on their success by initiating and sustaining collaborative relationships with our community partners.


Seton Court 02B
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Mary Beth Mudric, Ph.D.


Mary Beth joined the Loyola University Maryland community in 2004 and served as the director of student support services since 2007.  Prior to coming to Loyola, Mary Beth spent 10 years at The Johns Hopkins University Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit. Mary Beth earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheeling Jesuit University, her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland, and her Doctorate of Philosophy in Education Policy, Planning, and Administration, from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Cindy Parcover, MS Ed, LCPC, NCC

Assistant Director

Cindy has been a licensed clinical professional counselor for 12 years and has been assistant director of ADESS since 1999. She focuses on strategic prevention efforts within the student development division, specifically the social norms initiative, “Strong Truths, Well Lived.” Cindy, who is also a certified aerobics instructor, has three young children.  Cindy and her husband, who also works at Loyola, spend their weekends having as much fun as possible with their children and can usually be found hiking, running, or getting everyone ready for Monday.

Zachary Hitchens, M.S., NCC

Assistant Director

Zachary Hitchens has a Master of Science in college counseling from Shippensburg University and is a National Certified Counselor. He earned a B.A. from Gettysburg College. Before coming to Loyola, he worked as a mental health counselor at Lewis University providing individual and group counseling services to undergraduate students and developed, implemented, and coordinated drug and alcohol education, prevention, and outreach and was co-leader of the University's Campus Harm Reduction Committee that evaluated and unified University policies and programs in regard to drug and alcohol abuse. Mr. Hitchens has also provided drug and alcohol and other mental health services to undergraduates at York College and Shippensburg University from 2009-2011. 

Danielle Avent

Administrative Assistant

Danielle has been the administrative assistant at ADESS for three years. She is a graduate of Morgan State University, a Baltimore native, watches movies in her spare time, and has an infectious laugh.