Meet your Counselor

Stephen Barnes
Assistant Director

Latin America, Puerto Rico

  • E-mail:
  • Phone:773.508.8716
  • Hometown: St. Louis, MO
  • High School: Christian Brothers College High School
  • Degrees: BA in Public Communication, Truman State University; MA in Higher Education, Saint Louis University

What I like most about Loyola: As an international educator, what impresses me most about Loyola is our active commitment to diversity and increased global awareness. Loyola embraces students and staff from all walks of life, and that openness and inclusivity is inherent in our Jesuit mission. Our students come from all over the country and the world. We have a global presence with a worldwide alumni network and three of our own centers in Rome, Beijing, and Ho Chi Minh City. And here on campus students actively participate in a wide variety of cultural programming, community service, social justice activities, and open practice of various faith traditions. Loyola is a great place for those who want to expand their mind in order to be prepared to take on the world!

The friendships I made surprised me the most. I never expected to gain such amazing supporters during my time here.

Jami Vrbancic

College of Arts and Sciences


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