We’re thrilled to welcome Kedrick Perry, Ph.D. as Loyola’s Vice President for Equity and Inclusion. In his new role, Perry will expand on the work that has been done over the last two years to develop a Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence, working to increase programming and ensure that Loyola’s commitment to diversity is reflected in all aspects of university admissions, academic programs, campus culture, and identity
Perry joins us from the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as Chief Diversity Officer at the Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science, building a pipeline of diverse graduate students in STEM. Prior to that, he was Director of the McNair Program at Suffolk University, the post-baccalaureate achievement program that prepares underrepresented and low-income undergraduates for doctoral study. Read more about Perry’s impressive credentials and experience.
On June 11, 1990, Laurie Phillips began her first day at Loyola as a member of the library faculty. Since then she has been promoted to Associate Dean, and in addition to serving as librarian liaison to the School of Music, the Departments of Theatre Arts and Dance, Art and Art History, Counseling, and Design, she has tirelessly pursued her personal passion project to reduce course material costs for Loyola's students.
By working with professors as they build out their courses and negotiating partnerships with resource providers, Laurie has made it possible for Loyola to provide students with free, unlimited user access to e-textbooks that saved students over $108,000 in the 2017-2018 academic year alone.
Thank you and congratulations, Laurie! Here's to another 30 years!
A Note of gratitude to Kate Duncan, extraordinary professor of popular and commercial music and associate director of the School of Music Industry, from an anonymous student.
"Meaning - That's your word, Kate. I admire your constant strive for meaning, not only in what you do and teach, but also in your ability to touch every student in an individualized, personal way. It is admirable how you put an effort to get to know your students and make sure each of us know that we are special, in different, and unique ways. I kid you not! You are an inspiring professor and person. I look up to your resilience and hard work in anything you are part of. How noticeable your confidence and presence are as soon as you walk into a room are an example to me of the kind of person I strive to be someday. You are the face of Pop Comm. for a reason! Thank you for being here for us unconditionally and for giving us the support and care we needed all along. I am so, so grateful to have met you. Keep touching lives, Kate. And don't forget, we will always be your kiddos! You better have your shades on now....gotcha!"
Pack Profile: Kaila Anthony
Today, we’re shining a Wolf Pack spotlight on one of our senior student-athletes, Kaila Anthony of the Loyola Women’s Basketball Team!
Kaila, an international business/accounting senior, has dominated the Den during her time at Loyola, scoring double-figures in all but four games this season, earning her SSAC Player of the Year honors. Kaila is a wonderfully accomplished student-athlete who has garnered national recognition, including the following awards in the 2019-2020 season: NAIA Second Team All-America, WBCA First Team All-American, Southern States Athletic Conference Player of the Year, SSAC First Team All-Conference, SSAC All-Academic, and Jesuit National Player of the Week, twice.
And in the Loyola history books, she takes her place in history with ninth in career scoring (1,368 points), ninth in career assists (299), seventh in career steals (195), and third in career blocks (67).
We know your season came to an end way too soon, but the Wolf Pack is proud of you, Kaila!
Do you know an exceptional student who deserves to be recognized for their work in the classroom, their indomitable spirit, their talents and skills, or the way they exemplify Loyola's Jesuit values? Nominate a student to be featured in Heart of the Pack!