Loyola University Chicago

University Staff Council

June 2014

Gina Lopez

Title/s:  Executive Administrative Assistant



Department/School/Division: Institute of Pastoral Studies
Campus: Water Tower Campus
Years at Loyola: 12

What is your favorite thing about working at Loyola?
The community at Loyola is my absolute favorite thing! Throughout my career at Loyola, I have met so many amazing faculty and staff members who truly motivate and inspire me to give it my best every day.

What is your most memorable achievement as a Loyola employee?
I have a few. My first was being nominated for the staff member of the year award, second was participating in the LUC & ME program, and third was organizing Commencement activities for the Institute of Pastoral Studies 2014 graduating class.

What does Loyola's mission mean to you?
As an employee and Loyola alum, I have seen how the mission has challenged those around me, including myself, to aspire to lead extraordinary lives. Also, Loyola shows its commitment to diversity by including it in its mission statement, which has provided a rich working and learning environment where I have been able to thrive.

What motivates you to succeed each and every day?
I work with a great group of faculty and staff and they motivate me every day. But the same goes for the Loyola community. The staff is always very helpful and always goes that extra step to support each other.

Tell us how you show your Rambler pride.
LU Wolf sits on my book shelf and I have a photo of Los Lobos on my wall.

Tell us something most people at Loyola would be surprised to know about you.
As part of a class project, I signed up for a beginner’s sewing class and I have been hooked ever since.