About TLC at LMU

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The Learning Community (TLC@LMU) is committed to the success of first-year students of African descent 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@LMU provides a first-year cohort of students of African descent the opportunity to:

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

Contact TLC@LMU

Have questions or want to receive general information about The Learning Community? Please contact TLC@LMU at:

Email: tlc@lmu.edu

Phone: (310) 258-8754

Office: Malone Student Center 103

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).



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AnaLexicis Bridewell, Interim Program Coordinator

AnaLexicis Bridewell, Interim Program Coordinator

AnaLexicis Bridewell earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in African American Studies from Loyola Marymount University in 2016. She started her professional career in 2016, serving as the Administrative Coordinator for Student Success and Student Affairs Dean’s Office. As an alumna of the program and university, AnaLexicis has been involved with TLC@LMU in various capacities, such as serving as the Resident Director and Fitness and Wellness Instructor during the summer program. In her current role as TLC@LMU Program Coordinator, AnaLexicis works directly with TLC@LMU students to provide support and helpful resources as they transition into a college setting. She also assists in their leadership development by providing opportunities for students to get involved and contribute to the LMU and greater Los Angeles community. Born and raised in Los Angeles, AnaLexicis exercises her leadership and utilizes her passions to coordinate events to showcase Black Excellence and culture through the arts in her hometown. When AnaLexicis is not working with students or event planning, she enjoys working out, exploring Black culture through literature and media, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends.