Loyola University Maryland

Parents Newsletter

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Hello Greyhound Parents and Families,

As we prepare for the end of the fall semester and the Christmas Break, we wanted to share information about new staff updates and programs. We also want to thank you for your partnership and for trusting us to support and educate your children. We’d also like to offer suggestions for conversations to engage your students in during the break.

As for staff updates, Rodney Parker, Ph.D., moved into a new role as assistant dean of undergraduate and graduate studies, and Raven Williams was promoted to director of ALANA Services. We also welcomed Dennis Velez to Loyola as our new associate director of ALANA Services.

The department of recreational sports updated their name to the department of recreation and wellness to better reflect their work with our students and to highlight their important role in promoting wellness at Loyola. In addition to their new name, the department is offering Peer-to-Peer Personal Training to help fit students’ needs and budgets.

We are also excited to announce that we have partnered with the office of Campus Ministry to establish The Pantry to provide non-perishable food, hygiene products, and cleaning supplies to students who are experiencing food insecurity or financial need. This is a tangible way for us to exhibit care for the whole person.

The break often brings extended time with your students and the chance for conversations about their Loyola experience. We know—and the data supports—that conversations with parents and guardians can be instrumental in helping students find their place at Loyola and continue their educational journey. We’ve provided some guiding questions to offer your student as a chance to reflect and hopefully share their experiences with you.

It’s been a busy fall semester, and we are looking forward to the spring and celebrating Loyola traditions with great excitement. We hope the break will be a time of peace and prosperity for you and your families.

With gratitude, 

The Division for Student Development