TLC graduating seniors wearing their Class of 2016 stoles

The Learning Community (TLC) is committed to the success of first-year Black and African American students at Loyola Marymount University. The goals of this year-long program are to cultivate leaders, instill community consciousness, and promote academic and co-curricular success at LMU.

As a Black Excellence practice, TLC provides a first-year cohort of students the opportunity to:

  • Expand their ethnic and cultural awareness
  • Deepen their understanding of programs and resources present to facilitate academic success
  • Gain a greater understanding of the mission and traditions of LMU  

TLC partners with the following campus offices and resource providers:

  • Academic Resource Center
  • Burns Recreation Center
  • Career and Professional Development
  • Department of African American Studies
  • Ethnic and Intercultural Services
  • Office of Black Student Services
  • Office of the President
  • Office of the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Student Employment Services
  • Student Health Center
  • William H. Hannon Library

Contact TLC

If you have any questions regarding The Learning Community, please contact us at the following:


Phone: (310) 258-8754

Office: Malone Student Center 201

Meet the Staff

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Henry Ward, Senior Director of Ethnic and Intercultural Services

Henry Ward, Senior Director of Ethnic and Intercultural Services

Henry Ward is a mediator with the City Attorney’s Office of Dispute Resolutions, and a human relations specialist. He has a background that includes tenure as a former Project Director for the Anti-Defamation League’s A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute, a national diversity training project created to combat prejudice and discrimination in our schools, workplaces, college campuses and communities. He is also a member of the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators (JASPA).