Loyola University Chicago

University Staff Council

February 2015

Lee Hubbell

Title/s:  Director

Email: lhubbel@luc.edu


Department/School/Division: School of Education
Water Tower Campus
Years at Loyola: 

What is your favorite thing about working at Loyola?
I love that our work is infused with the Jesuit ideals and values. I have been able to be a participant in the spiritual exercises, go through a spiritual direction internship, and receive my master’s degrees in Divinity and Pastoral Counseling, all from Loyola and while working at Loyola. I appreciate that spiritual formation is a part of what happens at Loyola and that Loyola allows us to grow and develop. 

What is your most memorable achievement as a Loyola employee?
I have had the pleasure of working with two fledgling programs and watch them grow into strong, solid, programs that are well respected, have a great reputation and have helped so many students. 

I was also very excited that after eight years of going to school part time, I received my master’s degrees in divinity and pastoral counseling. 

What does Loyola's mission mean to you?
I love that our mission states that we are a community seeking God in all things! How cool is that?  I love that the University challenges me to find God in all things in my life. I also love the fact that I can help students make this same discovery.

I am also impressed that our mission states that we expand knowledge in service to humanity.

One way I find God in all things is to be of service to others. Loyola gives me the opportunity to serve and find God. That is not only Loyola’s mission but it is how I try to live my life. 

What motivates you to succeed each and every day?
My goal is to live my life in service to others and to have the best possible relationship with God and every woman, man, or child I encounter. Loyola gives me the opportunity to live this out on a daily basis. 

I have recently lost a dear friend who worked at Loyola. Death is a reminder to me to live life, appreciate life, and appreciate the lives of those around me. That motivates me on a daily basis.

Tell us how you show your Rambler pride. 
Some of my favorite expressions are: “Loyola – all day, very day!”, and “Joyola!” I love Loyola, and I do call it Joyola.

Most people who know me are not surprised to see me in Loyola gear whenever possible. I think I have every piece of men’s clothing from the bookstore. Once, as I was walking out the door I noticed I had on Loyola sweatpants, a Loyola T-shirt and a Loyola hoodie. I thought, “Too much?” and my next thought was, “Never!”

Tell us something most people at Loyola would be surprised to know about you. 
Most people may not know that I have nine godchildren, I love the band Linkin Park, and in college I was a liturgical mime!