Loyola University Maryland

Equity and Inclusion at Loyola

President's Council on Equity and Inclusion

The President’s Advisory Council on Equity and Inclusion was established in 2017 with a mission of educating leaders, both at and produced by Loyola, for a diverse and changing world with a commitment to diversity as a necessary component of academic excellence.  Made up of administrators, faculty and staff, the advisory council explores and issues recommendations to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion at the university.

The Council’s aim is to foster a both diverse and welcoming atmosphere at Loyola by spearheading initiatives such as:

  • Assessment and programming to address campus climate 
  • Training for all members of the community on engaging difference 
  • Recruitment, hiring and retention practices that enhance diversity 
  • Review recruitment and retention practices to enhance diversity 
  • Enrollment practices that enhance diversity 
  • Spaces on campus for affinity groups 
  • Related educational opportunities for the University community 
  • Engagement with the city of Baltimore 
  • How to create a culture of accountability on diversity issues 
  • External engagement on diversity and equity – boards, alumni, etc.
  • Serve as an advisory board to the president and to the senior officer for equity and inclusion
  • Make recommendations for the job description for the senior officer for equity and inclusion

2021 Council Members

  • Seán Bray, Director; Campus Ministry
  • Rev. Timothy Brown, Associate Professor; Information Systems Law and Operations
  • Rita Buettner, Director; University Communications
  • Mariana Carlucci, Equity and Inclusion Faculty Fellow, Associate Professor; Psychology
  • Michelle Cheatem, Associate Vice President for Student Development
  • Tim Cherney, Associate Director for Inclusion and Community Development; Student Life 
  • Natalie Doyle Rizzi, Executive Assistant; Advancement
  • Tracey Frey, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness
  • Gerald Ford, Associate Director; Ctr. Com Service and Justice
  • Andrea Giampetro-Meyer; Professor, Information Systems Law and Operations
  • Sheila Graham, Associate Director; Counseling Center
  • Rob Kelly, Vice President & Special Assistant to the President
  • Jennifer Louden, Dean of Undergraduate Admission
  • Jen Lowry, Associate Professor; Psychology
  • Scott McCabe, Associate Director; Event Services
  • Father Bao Nguyen, S.J., Assistant Director of International Jesuit Collaborations
  • Rodney Parker, Chair, Acting Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer
  • Kathleen Parnell, Associate Vice President; Human Resources
  • Emalee Quickel, Assistant Professor; Psychology
  • Marcia Wiedefeld, Director; Disability Support Services
  • Raven Williams; Director; ALANA Student Services
  • Lisa Zimmerelli, Associate Professor; Writing

To contact the President’s Advisory Council on Equity and Inclusion, please contact Cheryl Moore-Thomas, Ph.D., at 410-617-1511 or cmoore4@loyola.edu.