Loyola University Maryland

Office of the President

President's Council on Equity and Inclusion

The President’s Advisor 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

2018 Council members include:

  • Howard Blanchard; Police Officer, Public Safety
  • Seán Bray, Director; Campus Ministry
  • Rev. Timothy Brown; Associate Professor, Information Systems Law and Operations
  • Donelda Cook; Vice President, Student Development
  • Natalie Doyle Rizzi; Executive Assistant, Advancement
  • Tracey Frey, Program Director for Academic Assessment and Effectiveness 
  • Andrea Giampetro-Meyer; Professor, Information Systems Law and Operations
  • Rob Kelly, Chair; Vice President & Special Assistant to the President
  • Peter Litchka, Professor, Education Specialties  
  • Jennifer Louden; Dean of Undergraduate Admission
  • Jen Lowry, Associate Professor, Psychology
  • Cheryl Moore-Thomas; Interim Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Diversity
  • Father Bao Nguyen, Assistant Director of International Jesuit Collaborations
  • Rodney Parker; Director, ALANA Student Services
  • Kathleen Parnell, Associate Vice President, Human Resources
  • Arthur Sutherland; Associate Professor, Theology
  • Krysten Fertonardo; Executive Assistant, Office of the President

To contact the President’s Advisory Council on Equity and Inclusion, please contact Rob Kelly at 410-617-2201 or vpspecialasst@loyola.edu.