Transfer Programs at Loyola Marymount University is the one-stop shop for all transfer student needs. The office provides programming, services, and resources and is dedicated to serving students during their transition to campus. Transfer Programs can help make the transition to college life in Los Angeles effortless and rewarding. These resources and programs are designed with transfer student success in mind and we invite new students to become familiar with them.
Contact LMU Transfer Programs
Transfer Programs welcomes you! We are located on the third floor of the Malone Student Center. There's a lot to learn about LMU and you may have questions, concerns, or need a little bit of help. Stop by and relax in our student lounge. Transfer Programs is here for whatever you need...all you have to do is ask!
Office: Malone Student Center 301
Phone: (310) 258- 4658
Meet the Staff
Lisha Maddox | 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, especially her baby niece.
Gabriela Arana (she/her/ella) | Assistant Director of Student Success
Gabriela Arana earned her BA from Whittier College (2013) and then her MA in Higher Education Administration from LMU (2018). She served as Vice President of GSLMU as a graduate student and has had the opportunity to work in Human Resources and the Dean of Students office at LMU. Now, as Assistant Director of Student Success, Gaby provides programming and services to First-Year Transfer, Veteran Programs, Guardian Scholars and Out-of-State populations. She also assists students in the NEXUS program and helps first-year students find work on campus through the Frosh Work program. She is also a Los Angeles Native and loves giving food advice for those who want to try new local spots! If she is not at work, she is probably at Dodger Stadium.