Executive Board – 2018-19

President: Nicole Mann
School: School of Education
Program: Higher Education Administration
E-mail: gslmu.president@lmu.edu

In 2017, Nicole applied and accepted her admission offer to Loyola Marymount University as part of the Master’s in Higher Education Administration program. At LMU, Nicole has served as a Graduate Assistant in the Sorority and Fraternity Life office, as well as the Student Leadership and Development office. Currently, Nicole is the Program Coordinator for LMU CARES.

Vice President: LaDana Willis
School: School of Education
Program: Higher Education Administration
E-mail: gslmu.vicepresident@lmu.edu

LaDana Willis is a second year graduate student in the Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration program.  With aspirations to one day become a double alum of Loyola Marymount University, she attributes much of her secondary and post- secondary education and personal growth to the Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person.  As a member of GSLMU, she hopes to improve the first year experience of graduate students and advocate on behalf of the larger graduate student body.  She is passionate and committed to matters of equity and inclusivity, access to higher education, and the socioeconomic disadvantages of underrepresented communities.

Chief Communication Officer: Kevin Reilly
School: College of Business Administration
Program: Masters in Business Administration
E-mail: gslmu.CCO@lmu.edu

Kevin Reilly is a first year MBA interested in an entrepreneurship emphasis. After completing a film production degree at LMU, he worked as a freelancer in film post-production, usually as an editor or colorist.

Chief Financial Officer: Melinda Le
School: College of Business Administration
Program: Masters in Business Administration
E-Mail: gslmu.CFO@lmu.edu

Melinda Lê is a second year MBA student interested in doing an emphasis in Finance. She was awarded with a BA in Anthropology in 2015 from University of California, Los Angeles. After graduation, she interned as a Conference Coordinator with the Conference Services department at UCLA. In October 2015, she joined Loyola Marymount University as a Business Coordinator for the Conference & Event Services department. She was able to solidify her skills in Microsoft Excel while gaining experience with 25Live, Concur, and StarRez among many other programs. She also became the unofficial content creator for marketing materials creating flyers, videos, and managing the department’s social media accounts.

Advisor: Andrea Niemi
Andrea Niemi is a Southern California native and has worked at LMU in Student Life for the past seventeen years. Over her 20 year career in higher education she has worked directly with leadership development, orientation, student work and volunteer service programs, student organizations, Greek life and student government. She currently provides support and manages all areas housed within SLD and directly advises GSLMU (Graduate Students of Loyola Marymount University. In addition to her role in Student Affairs, Andrea is an instructor for the School of Education teaching various leadership courses focusing on the social change model of leadership development. Andrea has her BA from California State University, Northridge and her Masters of Education from Oregon State University. She recently completed the Ignatian Colleagues Program sponsored by the Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities in partnership with the Jesuit Conference of the United States. Andrea’s passion in leadership work is to support students as they discover their gifts and work toward the common good. In her free time, Andrea loves spending time with her family and being outdoors.