Director of Student Leadership & Development
Andrea Niemi is a Southern California native and has worked at LMU in Student Life for the past 21 years. Over her 24 year career in higher education, she has worked directly with leadership development, orientation, student work and volunteer service programs, student organizations, Greek life, and student government. She currently serves as the Program Director for the Ignatian Leadership Institute and teaches various leadership seminars as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Education. Andrea has her BA from California State University, Northridge and her Masters of Education from Oregon State University. She recently completed the Ignatian Colleagues Program sponsored by the Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities in partnership with the Jesuit Conference of the United States.
Andrea's passion in leadership work is to support students as they discover their gifts and work toward the common good. In her free time, Andrea loves spending time with her family and being outdoors.