Loyola University Chicago

University Staff Council

November 2014

Kelly Barry

Title/s:  Instructional Designer



Department/School/Division: School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Campus: Water Tower Campus
Years at Loyola: 6 years

What is your favorite thing about working at Loyola?
Graduation! I love planning for and attending Commencement and all of the accompanying events. I think it is wonderful to be able to see the “final product” of all the time and effort put forth by our faculty, staff, and students. I often reflect back on when I first met each particular student and think about how much they truly have transformed over their time with us. And you have to love meeting the parents who are always so proud, happy, and grateful!

What is your most memorable achievement as a Loyola employee?
Being a part of the team that organized the SCPS Centennial Celebration is my most memorable achievement. Seeing current students, alumni, faculty, staff, and former employees come together to reflect on the past, present, and future of adult education at Loyola was rewarding and unforgettable.

What does Loyola's mission mean to you?
Using Loyola’s mission and vision, I strive for excellence in my service to others, whether I am helping someone learn a software program or cleaning-up a neighborhood or planning an alumni event.

What motivates you to succeed each and every day?
Smiles! I know that if I succeed at my job I will make at least one person smile — a student, a coworker, my supervisor.

Tell us how you show your Rambler pride.
My LinkedIn and Facebook pages are all Loyola, Loyola, and nothing but Loyola! (Okay, maybe a funny comic or a puppy picture every once in a while.)

Tell us something most people at Loyola would be surprised to know about you.
When I was a wee lass, I won an award for dancing the jig at an Irish dancing competition.