The mission of the Dreamer Committee is to develop equitable policies and practices to promote educational opportunities and improve the lives of undocumented students at Loyola University Chicago. This will be achieved through multidisciplinary collaboration, and the promotion of research, education, advocacy and service that is informed by the lives and experiences of undocumented students seeking higher education.
The DREAMer Committee is a university-wide committee that reviews Loyola’s progress in meeting the needs of undocumented students and students who are part of mixed- status families.* This committee includes members from the various colleges of Loyola University Chicago to discuss areas where the schools could further assist this community of students. The committee also includes student representatives who implement their student experience and discuss where they see the school should intervene to support undocumented students.
The following list includes the members of the DREAMer Committee and the various schools and departments they encompass.
*A “mixed-status” family includes members who are of different citizenship or immigration statuses. This may include a family where one or both parents are undocumented and the children are U.S.-born citizens.
The members of the Dreamer Committee welcome serving as allies and sources of information regarding university policies and opportunities for undocumented students. Students and applicants to Loyola University Chicago should feel free to contact any one of them via e-mail.
|Bruce Boyer, JDfirstname.lastname@example.org||Co-Chair|
|Mark Kuczewski, PhDemail@example.com||Co-Chair|
|Philip Halefirstname.lastname@example.org||Vice President for Government Affairs|
|Michael Canaris, PhDemail@example.com||Assistant Professor, Institute of Pastoral Studies|
|Aurora Chang, PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org||Associate Professor, School of Education|
|Kelsey Gerber, MEdemail@example.com||Associate Director of Financial Aid|
|Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz, PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org||Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology|
|Will Rodriguez, PhDemail@example.com||Assistant Vice President & Dean of Students|
|Joyce Knight, MDivfirstname.lastname@example.org||Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences|
|Judith Jennrich, PhD, RN, APNemail@example.com||Associate Professor, Director of the Acute Care Programs|
|Virginia McCarthy, MDivfirstname.lastname@example.org||Stritch School of Medicine Ministry|
|Thomas Regan, SJ, PhDemail@example.com||Dean, College of Arts & Sciences; Associate Professor|
|Peter Sanchez, PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org||Professor of Political Science, Graduate Program Director|
|Paige Gardner, PhDemail@example.com||Assistant Dean of Students and Interim Director, Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs|
|Maria Vidal de Haymes, PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org||Institute of Migration and Global Studies|
|Katherine Walts, JDemail@example.com||Director of the Center for Human Rights of Children|