Loyola University Chicago

University Staff Council

2014 Elections

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Beth Lair LSC  My name is Beth Lair and I am Assistant Director of the English Language Learning Program, which is part of the Office for International Programs.  I've worked at Loyola for two years now and have regularly attended functions, such as Pizza with the President and the Annual Christmas Lunch.  However, rather than just attending Loyola functions, I would like to be more instrumental in contributing to the planning and running of these types of events.  I'd also like to be better informed about what's happening on campus and better connected with my university colleagues.  With my outgoing personality and organizational skills, I think I'd be an awesome staff council representative.   
Bridget May HSD  I have a degree in Communications from John Carroll University, and have worked in Corporate Event Planning for an independent Event Planner in Washington DC, and as the Program Assistant for Citizen’s United for Research in Epilepsy, a nonprofit epilepsy research foundation in Chicago, IL.  Currently, I am the Special Events and Donor Relations Coordinator for the Health Sciences Division in the Office of Alumni Relations and Advancement.  I am interested in becoming a voice for faculty and staff here at Loyola, and believe I could help grow and expand the events we host, bringing some new life into the traditions that currently exist.
Karen Bertucci HSD  It is an honor to be nominated for staff council.  I believe my passion and experience in event planning can help bridge the Loyola campuses.  Loyola has a lot to offer on all of our campuses and our employees certainly make a difference when it comes to getting things done.  I would be proud to serve as a staff council member to represent my dedicated colleagues.         
I have held several positions at the Loyola’s Medical Center Campus and Water Tower Campus during my 18 year tenure.  I currently coordinate academic medical education conferences for physicians and healthcare professionals.  My Loyola mentor once said, “It’s the best of both worlds; educating healthcare professionals while knowing you’re making a difference in providing outstanding patient care”.  I certainly couldn’t agree more! 
Kevin Bryant WTC  An alumnus of Loyola University Chicago, I re-entered the Rambler community, as a professional, in July, 2006.
My work is primarily focused on the Water Tower Campus; however, I genuinely enjoy collaborating with my Lake Shore colleagues, and I look forward to building new relationships on the Health Sciences Campus.  It is a privilege to serve on the University Staff Council, and I am truly honored to have been nominated.
Kristin Corrigan WTC  I am the Program Coordinator of the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy. I assist in student advising, externship placement, budget management, and developing and coordinating Institute events. I am teaching two courses next year: Women & Leadership and Health Law Seminar Series.  In my role as Program Coordinator, I often plan events including an annual Symposium on Access to Health Care and a national transactional competition. I also enjoy working closely with other members of the University and engaging in diverse projects. As a graduate of the law school, Loyola’s mission and spirit are close to my heart and I would love to give back to the University that has given me so much.
Natalie Deliso WTC  With five years of high-end event planning experience and a knack for creating something out of nothing, I’m always searching for ways to use my skills and help out.  I love working for Loyola and hope to get more involved in the events and programs that make it great.  Having worked as an Administrative Assistant in the Office of President the past 2 ½ years and recently joining the new Principal Gifts team in Advancement, I’ve had the opportunity to get to know a number of people at and connected to the University and can offer a unique perspective and ideas for how we can grow and improve.  I look forward to working at Loyola for years to come and am excited to get more connected!
Natasha Mmeje LSC  I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and have been happy to call Chicago home (even through the tough winters) for the past few years. I serve as an Assistant Director for the Wellness Center at Lakeshore campus. Though we work at a large institution with many campuses, the University Staff Council has a wonderful tradition of keeping staff connected and engaged with one another and with our community. If elected to be a part of USC, I will work to ensure that the voices of all colleagues are heard, that your good work will be celebrated, and that our traditions continue to grow. 
Paige Gardner LSC

My name is Paige Gardner and I currently serve as Coordinator for Women Initiatives and Community Outreach for the Department of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. It gives me great pleasure to submit my statement of intent for University Staff Council and to have the opportunity to serve all Loyola staff.
During my time at Loyola, I have found the value of collaboration, partnership, and community building through the working relationships I’ve developed. As a new professional I participated in the “LUC & Me” mentorship program. Being connected with a mentor who is not in the Division of Student Development enabled me to gain a new perspective on how my professional relationships can positively impact my individual work. Building stronger relationships and personal connections among staff members across the University will help ensure that resources are shared, ultimately enhancing the quality of our students' experience.
One of my proudest achievements at Loyola has been restructuring the way staff and faculty engage with LUC Empowering Sisterhood (LUCES), which is an intergenerational program for Loyola Women of Color. This year we have over 20 staff and faculty members who contribute to the development of LUCES and they represent multiple areas including Academic Advising, Admissions, Division of Student Development, Higher Education Student Affairs Graduate Program (HESA), and Information Technology Services. If chosen to serve as part of University Staff Council, I will focus on creating opportunities for staff to build community where they can share their voice and actualize their hopes for our greater Loyola community.