Loyola University Chicago

Executive and Professional Education Center

A Member of the Loyola Business Leadership Hub



Amy Kyhos Amy Kyhos
Director, Executive and Professional Education Center; Graduate Program Director, Executive Degrees; Executive Lecturer
Kayla Gustafson Kayla Gustafson
Program Manager


"EPEC has been a great partner in building and delivering a custom Certificate of Business Acumen for our fellowship program. They have done a tremendous job partnering with us to design the curriculum, respond to our feedback, recruit quality instructors, and welcome our fellows into the Loyola University Community. They've also supported our fellows in both virtual and in-person learning environments, and provided resources outside of the classroom that enhance the overall success of our participants."

Maureen Devine-Ahl
Director of Programs and Community Impact
Dog Tag Inc.

Faculty highlights

The Executive and Professional Education center is home to dozens of esteemed faculty from the Quinlan School of Business, all of whom have invaluable experience in their industries.

April Lane Schuster is a senior lecturer of entrepreneurship in the Quinlan School of Business. She sits on the board of ‚ÄÉCatapult Chicago, a collaborative co-working space for innovative digital startups, where she previously served as executive director. She holds an MBA from DePaul University, where she spent nearly seven years as the associate director of the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center providing strategy consulting to startups and small businesses in the Chicagoland community. April also has experience starting several businesses on her own, and previously had a career in marketing research and brand consulting for Fortune 500 companies.

Katherine Alexander, PhD, is an assistant professor and researcher in the Department of Management at the Quinlan School of Business. Katie's research interests investigate the "dark side" of leadership and its impact on employees and organizations, including topics such as interpersonal mistreatment and destructive leadership. Her research has resulted in the development of a measure of insubordination, which has facilitated new research interest in insubordinate follower behaviors. Over the next three years, she will be working on two large-scale grant initiatives dedicated to supporting small business owners in the Chicagoland area.

Kevin Lee is an executive lecturer in the Quinlan School of Business, and brings more than 30 years of experience in large and small organizations to the classroom. Kevin's corporate experiences ranges functions including accounting, finance, consulting, operations, and M&A. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Kevin serves as vice president of business development for Footprint Solutions, where he maintains professional relationships with Dollar General, Hershey, P&G, Walmart, Speedway, Mars, and other retailers and CPGs. Kevin has been teaching at Loyola at the graduate, undergraduate, and executive levels since 2009.

Got questions?

If you have any questions regarding our courses or custom programs, please schedule a virtual appointment with our program manager, Kayla.

Contact us

Office Phone: 312.915.6780
Office Email: executive-ed@luc.edu

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