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GSLMU promotes engagement among students and with the University through programming that includes: academic programming, athletics events, social gatherings, community service programs, and religious dialogue in the spirit of the University's goals as an institution of higher learning.
GSLMU formed in Spring 2011 and had its inaugural semester in Fall 2012. The organization's leadership structure includes 4 officers, 14 senators (no more than 2 senators from each school or college), and many committees.
View the GSLMU Constitution & Bylaws 2019-2020.
President: Chelsea Kwan
School: School of Education
Chelsea is about to begin the third and final year of her MA in Counseling at LMU. She previously served as the Social Director for GSLMU, planning the successful Grad Gala: Casino Night, and as a Senator for the School of Education. Chelsea is also very involved as the Secretary for the Counseling Graduate Student Association. She currently works as a Writing Tutor in the Academic Resource Center. Chelsea received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys spending time with her husband (Chris) and her wiener dogs (Stella, Dolly, and Penny) and color-coding her planner.
Vice President: Ryanne Martucci
School: School of Education
Ryanne is in the second year of the Masters in School Counseling and Community Mental Health program. Her long-term goal is to open her own practice and potentially obtain a doctorate degree. She completed her undergraduate degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where she majored in Child Development and minored in Psychology and Spanish. She previously served as the President of the Counseling Graduate Student Association, and she is interested in being involved with all grad students on a larger scale.
Chief Communication Officer: Shanice McLeish
School: Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
Shanice is currently a master's candidate in her second year at the LMU Bioethics Institute where she serves as the Craves Impact Fellow for the Bioethics Institute. She is also a member of the Intercultural Affairs Committee on Campus. Originally from Jamaica, Shanice migrated to Canada with her family and studied Biology and Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her desire for equality and equity motivates her to involve herself in these endeavors. It is her philosophy that if it is possible to benefit the life of another human being she should do so and, as such, hopes to use her passions and knowledge to do just that throughout her career as a bioethicist and in her personal life, too. Devoted to all topics related to social justice, Shanice hopes to effect change throughout her career as a bioethicist by pursuing a career in global health and/or health policy.
Chief Financial Officer: Ali Yule
School: College of Business Administration
Program: Masters in Business Administration
Ali is a Business Development and Innovation Consultant living in El Segundo, California. She currently works with companies across a variety of industries including tech and education, but her small town upbringing inspires a passion for supporting local businesses and start-up companies focused on building community and giving back. Alison is pursuing her MBA at Loyola Marymount University to gain a better understanding of business administration as a whole and to form lifelong connections with classmates and professionals.
Advisor: Joel Gutierrez
"As the Senator At-Large, I will have the opportunity to be a voice for all graduate students at LMU. There has traditionally been a disconnect between students at Loyola Law School and the other LMU graduate students at the Westchester campus. This academic year marks the launch of the law school's rebranding which is part of a conscious effort to unify the visual identity off all LMU colleges. As such, this is the perfect time to also make an effort to forge a relationship between LMU graduate students and LLS students and create a sense of community."
International Students Senator
"It is my hope that through this position, I can cultivate an environment that is inclusive to all international students while providing opportunities for networking and engagement in the larger LMU Community."
College of Business Administration
Beth Rapadas Chavez
"As an EMBA student at the College of Business, it's important to me to build a sense of comradery within my class and campus. As a senator I will advocate for student involvement and serve as an ambassador for the school out in the community and workplace."
"I am drawn to GSLMU because their goal is to enrich graduate student life on campus through leadership and promotion of interdisciplinary teamwork."
College of Communication & Fine Arts
Lauren Johansen Sheppard
"Serving as a GSLMU Senator will afford me a unique way to get involved and play an important part in the advocacy for graduate students, as well as the opportunity to give back and serve others."
"It is my hope to dive deeper into community projects that bring together a diverse scope of people around the same table, and demonstrate that when multiple teams are involved in a chain of creative processes, a special form of energy occurs; emphasizing outcomes only made possible within groups by combined efforts."
School of Education
"I am interested in making a change in my educational community, and making sure that graduate students are represented just as much as undergraduate students are."
Katie Linh Pham
"I firmly believe that as senator of the SoE, not only will I be more exposed to my peers' challenges and hopes for the program, but I will also be able to tackle on an 'active agent' role in raising awareness of existing problems and maintaining a strong communication with the leaders and professionals in the field to make sure their concerns are validated and heard."
School of Film and Television
"As a Senator, I have been empowered to advocate for my fellow graduate students."
"My goal is to contribute to putting on a lot of different types of events (social, networking, professional development, community service, etc.) and partner with more departments on campus to spread the word about GSLMU."
Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
"Getting involved in committees and reaching out to people is important for a well balanced academic experience. I believe everyone benefits from representation as well as encouragement to participate in events and resources that the school can provide."
Seaver College of Science and Engineering
"I want to increase the idea of belongingness in the Seaver graduate student, support new graduate students, and promote more research opportunities."
Loyola Law School
"I would like to further bridge the student/faculty/staff engagement and network between the two campuses. As a recent graduate of LMU's Undergraduate (2017) and Graduate (2019) schools, being heavily involved with on-campus roles at both levels, I believe I have been uniquely exposed to relevant student engagement regarding not only a number of related transitional gaps, but soon, too, to those existing between our Westchester and Downtown campuses."
Chris Joo Hyung Im
"I have always been an avid advocate of serving my community and want to ensure that everyone has the resources to succeed and do well."
Academic And Professional Development
Program Director: Stephanie Archila
Develops and organizes initiatives and programming related to intellectual, scholarly, academic and professional life including our Graduate Student Summit. This committee will also help represent the interests of the Association with the faculty.
Program Director: Gabrielle Szlachta-McGinn
Maintain and bridge relationships between LMU’s Alumni Relations and with alumni from the University.
Marketing and Publicity
Program Director: Shanice McLeish
Develops and manages communication through social and traditional media for events and information. Chaired by the GSLMU CCO.
Program Director: Ryanne Martucci
Develops and oversees the election process for Officers each Spring, oversees filling of vacancies. Chaired by the GSLMU Vice President.
Service and Faith
Program Director: Michael Nolasco
Develops and organizes programming that fosters students’ commitment to the spiritual life and social justice issues on and beyond the bluff. This committee is required to host at least one event per semester.
Program Director: Katie Linh Pham
Develops and organizes programming that addresses a broad range of social and community building interests.
Program Director: Tammy Trinh
Develops the Spring social event. This committee is tasked with planning, organizing, and marketing GSLMU’s signature social engagement.
Diversity and Inclusion
Program Director: Brandon Estrella
Honors the diverse backgrounds and needs of individuals by ensuring GSLMU programming meets the needs of graduate students from racial and ethnic minorities, women, the LGBT+ community, and international students.
Program Director: Yuletpsi Barreto
Identifies and promotes the accomplishments of the university’s graduate student community, for both individuals and organizations.
Academic Honesty Review Committee
Issues rulings to the Provost concerning appeals and other matters related to violations of the Academic Honesty Policy.
Academic Technology Committee (ATC)
The charge of the Academic Technology Committee is to provide a forum for members of the academy to provide input and make suggestions regarding their technology needs. The committee is also responsible for the determination of the annual Technology Grant awardees. Meetings are held monthly throughout the academic year and the committee is in hiatus during the summer months.
Budget Planning Committee
To review the budget for the Westchester campus.
Committee on Public Art and Images
The Committee on Public Art and Images reviews and advises university leadership on matters related to new and existing artwork and images presented on campus ("public art"). The committee advocates for a strategic approach that considers the university's history, mission, values, and culture as it evaluates and recommends the installation, placement, replacement, and/or modification of campus art displayed in designated exhibition and/or public spaces. The committee advances the university's commitment to an inclusive, diverse, and creative teaching and learning environment as expressed through public art. Faculty and student work in the context of learning and teaching spaces, galleries, or curricular activities are protected under academic freedoms and thus are not within the purview of this committee.
Disability Support Services Advisory Committee
To educate the University community about the challenges faced by students with physical, perceptual, learning, ADHD, and psychiatric disabilities on campus as well as to devise ways of meeting the growing needs of the disabled student population.
Frank Sullivan Social Justice Committee
To advise the President and the office of the Campus Ministry on all aspects of the promotion of social justice and concern in the University.
Intercultural Advisory Committee
Advise and make recommendations to the Assistant to the President for Intercultural Affairs regarding intercultural policies, procedures, programs, documents, and issues; Identify and implement strategies within their units that encourage leadership and involvement of faculty, staff and students in transforming LMU from a multicultural organization to an intercultural community; educate the University community about intercultural affairs as it relates to academic excellence and institutional viability.
Marketing Advisory Committee
The Marketing Advisory Committee considers, develops, and recommends strategies related to university marketing initiatives. It advocates for the marketing needs and goals of campus stakeholders and serves a critical role in fostering a free exchange of creative ideas and solutions. The committee advances an integrated and unified university brand that maximizes the university's external visibility, enhances its reputation, promotes a positive image, and more effectively achieves its strategic goals.
Parking Advisory Committee
The Parking Committee advises the university on policies related to parking. The Parking Appeals Board considers appeals of parking violations.
SOE Alumni Association Board
The SOE Alumni Association Board serves as the leadership to shape the vision, mission and goals of the SOE Alumni Association. This position is held by the GSLMU Vice President.
Special Committee on Math & Science Teacher Preparation (MASTeP)
The committee's objectives are: to maintain the improved educational programs, opportunities and support for pre-service K-12 math and science teachers; to support and further enhance curricular and pedagogical improvements; to maintain collaborative connections and to continue ongoing collaborative activities on campus and with the Los Angeles educational institutions and schools.
Status Of Women Committee
The committee is charged with addressing issues of special concern to women students, staff and faculty at LMU and with advising the President on these issues.
Student Conduct Committee
Web Advisory Committee
The Web Advisory Committee advises the Office of Web, New Media & Design and the University community on web and new media related matters. Through its subcommittees, it considers and recommends strategic web priorities for the University.
- Academic Affairs
- Audit & Risk
- Catholic Mission & Identity
- Endowment Fund Investment
- Facilities & IT
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