The Learning Community at Loyola Marymount University (TLC@LMU) is a program committed to first-year African-American student success by cultivating leaders, instilling community consciousness and promoting academic and co-curricular success at LMU. Through the year long program, TLC participants will:
- Begin to develop their individual leadership identity in order to lead others with compassion and carry out a shared vision
- Demonstrate and articulate transformative growth and integration of their social, cultural, emotional and spiritual selves
- Begin to cultivate their knowledge and skills from a variety of disciplines, possess lifelong learning skills and value new experiences as opportunities for growth
Contact TLC at LMU
Have questions or want to receive general information about The Learning Community? Please contact TLC at:
Phone: (310) 258-8754
Office: Malone Student Center 103
Meet the Staff
Lisha Maddox, Associate Director of Student Success
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Lisha attended the University of California, Irvine and majored in English and Sociology. Having every intention to become an attorney, she attended law school for a bit before finding that her true passion was working with students in higher education. Lisha earned a Masters of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from the University of Southern California in 2011. She started as a Program Coordinator for First Year Experience in the fall of 2011. In Lisha's current role, she provides support to LMU parents and assists with the transition of new students in their first year at LMU. When she’s not working with incredible LMU students, Lisha enjoys reading, traveling, having board game nights, and spending time with her family.
Drew Kemp, TLC Program Coordinator
Drew Kemp is a proud native of Los Angeles. An alum of Santa Clara University, Drew studied both Theater Arts and Ethnic Studies, earning his Bachelor of Arts in 2014. In his current role he works directly with the TLC students, helping to ensure their success and smooth transition into college life.