Media + Communications

  • Letter to the LMU Community: We Stand with Our Dreamers
    September 5, 2017

    "Earlier today, President Donald J. Trump’s administration announced an executive order rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policy established in 2012. I disagree with this action, and add my voice to legion university, civic, business, and elected leaders who oppose it." Read more >

    Statement from the President Regarding the Violence in Charlottesville
    August 14, 2017

    "Our LMU community stands in solidarity with the families impacted by the hate-inspired violence in Charlottesville. Racism, Fascism, and Nazism have no place in our society. As Lions, we celebrate, honor, and cherish diversity, inclusivity, and justice rooted in the belief that we are all sacred children of God." Read more > 

    Letter to the LMU Community: We Stand for Our Students
    April 19, 2017

    "LMU stands unequivocally in support of all our students. As we continue to assess the impacts of governmental actions and seek to safeguard our community members, I update you with our progress and highlight initiatives that reinforce our longstanding values." Read more >

    Letter to Students: 2017-18 budget
    March 15, 2017 

    "Our Board of Trustees approved the budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18. LMU remains on sound fiscal and academic tracks. Our twin strategies of setting a course of global imagination and ensuring that an LMU education remains cost-effective are succeeding. As we continue to forge the future together, I offer my gratitude and enthusiasm for our achievements this year." Read more >

    Message from the President: Thomas Poon Named Executive Vice President and Provost
    March 9, 2017

    "I am pleased to announce that Thomas Poon, Ph.D., will be our next executive vice president and provost. After considering many factors, including feedback from our community, the search committee, and senior leadership, I am confident Professor Poon is the right person to lead our academic affairs and student affairs divisions, including responsibility for the university’s educational, scholarly, and creative activities, student development, athletics, and enrollment management. Professor Poon will succeed Executive Vice President and Provost Joseph Hellige on June 1, 2017." Read More >

    Announcing the New LMU Playa Vista Campus

    February 9, 2017

    "This week we finalized a long-term lease to establish the LMU Playa Vista Campus, part of our comprehensive strategy to strengthen our connection with Los Angeles as the University of Silicon Beach. We will fly our LMU flag proudly at 12105 West Waterfront Drive, where we will occupy approximately 50,000 square feet of space at The Brickyard Playa Vista. We will offer classes there beginning fall 2018." Read More >

    Letter to the LMU Community: In Support of Our International Students, Scholars and Families

    January 29, 2017

    "President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” on Friday, Jan. 27, restricting travel and immigration of persons from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. We continue to assess the impacts of the order as government officials clarify its provisions." Read More >

    Letter to the LMU Community: Scholarship Initiative Goal Surpassed

    January 19, 2017

    "I share excellent news: We recently surpassed our Scholarship Initiative goal of $100 million by nearly $3 million. This effort has and will continue to enhance significantly our ability to attract and retain a high caliber, diverse student body." Read More >

    Letter to the LMU Community: Vice President for Mission and Ministry John T. Sebastian, Ph.D.

    January 12, 2017

    "I am pleased to announce that John T. Sebastian, Ph.D., will join LMU as our next vice president for mission and ministry. He will succeed Vice President Robert Caro, S.J., on June 12, 2017. Dr. Sebastian currently serves as vice president for mission and ministry at Loyola University New Orleans." Read More >

    Letter to the LMU Community: Special Assistant to the President

    December 13, 2016

    "I am pleased to announce Professor John Parrish will become special assistant to the president, effective January 1, 2017. Professor Parrish has served LMU in a variety of roles, bringing to each position the keen and thoughtful approach that he exhibits in his teaching and scholarship." Read More >

    Letter to the LMU Community: Organizational Changes and Updates
    December 12, 2016

    "I am instituting a change in our organizational structure that will be more responsive to our academic and student development needs and more efficient for our institutional operations. Our next executive vice president and provost must be fully focused on our academic and co-curricular priorities." Read More >

    Statement of AJCU Presidents on Undocumented Students
    November 30, 2016

    "As Presidents of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities we feel spiritually and morally compelled to raise a collective voice confirming our values and commitments as Americans and educators. We represent colleges and universities from across our nation with more than 215,000 students and 21,000 faculty, and over 2 million living alumni." Read More >

    Letter to the LMU Community: Affirming Our Support of Undocumented Student of All Community Members
    November 18, 2016

    "Yesterday, our students led a “Unity March: United Against Hate,” a passionate show of solidarity. I was proud to participate with community members as we chanted, “Say it loud, say it clear: everyone is welcome here.” In moments like this, our mission and our commitment to the dignity of all persons are pillars on which we rely." Read more >

    Letter to the LMU Community: We Advocate for the Dignity of All
    November 11, 2016

    "We just concluded an eventful week at LMU and in our nation and world. As we collect our thoughts and commit our spirits to the future, I remind you of our enduring commitment to our Jesuit and Marymount mission. While our institution does not take political positions, I am compelled to address the concern, fear, and uncertainty expressed within our community." Read More >

    President's Convocation Address
    October 18, 2016

    "I know that I created some chatter when I termed this speech "Out-of-Body Experience" and I know that some of you enculturated in and during the '70s view that with some special mind ... I hate to disappoint you but I'm not going to talk about either of those types of out-of-body experiences much to the delight of the rest of us." Read More >

    Letter to the LMU Community: Fall 2016 University Highlights
    October 14, 2016

    "I look forward to sharing my convocation address with you next Tuesday, Oct. 18. In the spirit of the magis, I titled my speech “Out-of-Body Experience,” so we may further explore our inclusivity, our creativity, and the distinctive foundations of our Catholic, Jesuit, and Marymount educational philosophy." Read More >

    Letter to the LMU Community: W‌elcome Back; Marketing and Communications Changes
    September 1, 2016

    "Welcome back for what promises to be an exciting 2016/2017 Academic Year. I had the pleasure of keynoting the Academic Convocation which starts the year for our incoming first-year class and, not only do they have the highest academic profile of any entering class in LMU history, they were palpably energetic about their desires to soak in all of the LMU experience. We are fortunate to have these exceptional new students joining our thriving campus community." Read More >

    Letter to LMU Community: OCR Complaint Notification
    July 6, 2016

    "I am writing to inform you that we were recently notified by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) that LMU is being investigated regarding its handling of a sexual assault case involving an incident that occurred off campus in 2014. As of June 27, 2016, OCR has 247 active investigations underway at 195 colleges and universities, including 20 California colleges and universities and eight Jesuit universities. Read More >

    Letter to the LMU Community: Toward a More Inclusive LMU 
    April 26, 2016

    "As we move swiftly toward the end of our academic year, I offer this update to highlight our diversity and inclusion efforts, inspired by our continuing dialogue to improve our campus climate. I am encouraged by the emerging partnerships formed among students, faculty, academic leaders, student development professionals, and staff to respond to incidents throughout the year, and more importantly, to promote candid dialogue and constructive progress toward achieving inclusivity for all." Read More >

    Letter to LMU Community: Loyola Law School's 18th Dean
    April 13, 2016

    "I'm am pleased to share with you that Michael Waterstone will serve as our next senior vice president and dean of Loyola Law School, effective June 1, 2016. After considering the search committee’s recommendations and hearing resounding support from law school faculty and staff colleagues, I am confident Professor Waterstone is the right person to lead the school into the next phase of its proud evolution." Read More >

    Letter to the LMU Community: Thank You, Provost Hellige
    April 6, 2016

    "Joseph Hellige, Ph.D., LMU’s executive vice president and provost since 2012, has decided to step down from his position at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. Joe, who has been responsible for the academic and operational aspects of the university, including academic affairs, administration, business and finance, and student affairs, plans to take a yearlong sabbatical, then return to teaching psychology." Read More >

    Letter to the LMU Community: Our Mission; Our Unity
    April 5, 2016

    "Tonight marks the second report from BIRT, our Bias Incident Response Team, concerning two recent occurrences on our campus. Each of these require us to examine deeper our actions and our purpose as a Catholic, Jesuit, and Marymount institution dedicated to the service of faith and the promotion of justice and, as part of that, an unwavering pursuit of truth." Read More >

    Letter to the LMU Community: Transition in the Office of Mission and Ministry
    March 28, 2016

    "Rev. Robert V. Caro, S.J., who has served as the inaugural vice president for mission and ministry since 2001, has informed me he will step down from his position in summer 2017." Read More>

    Letter to Students: 2016-2017 Budget
    March 8, 2016

    "The type of teaching and educational environment that LMU delivers every day is exceptional, admitting no low-cost substitute. Our student-teacher ratio remains 11 to 1, and the average class size is 20, which supports our teacher-scholar model and strengthens our academic environment. We continue enrolling talented and diverse students. For fall 2016, we received over 13,300 freshman applications—a record high." Read More >

    Letter to LMU Community: Exploring Possibilities: Playa Vista and Silicon Beach
    December 9, 2015

    "In my inaugural address, I observed that Los Angeles is the most creative city in humankind's history, and I sketched out an ambition to strengthen the connection between Loyola Marymount University and L.A. I called on the community to be bold and imaginative. Today, I share an initiative that fits this model." Read More > 

    Letter to the LMU Community: Our Core Values of Diversity and Inclusion
    November 13, 2015

    "Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak with a class of first-year students, where we explored the responsibilities of universities to make the educational environment open to and supportive of all. Racially biased incidents have no place in our community. Whether they are as small as a defaced sign or as hurtful as an epithet yelled at a student, these actions profoudly hurt us all." Read More >

    Presidential Inauguration Address
    October 6, 2015

    "When we imagine as LMU, a Jesuit and Marymount institution, we imagine restlessly, engaging St. Ignatius of Loyola's magis, seeking to partner with each other, and with God, to do better for those here, for those to come, and for the Earth itself." Read More >

  • Crux: Catholic College Presidents Stand Up for Undocumented Students
    December 2, 2016

    "We are here to support justice for them, and make sure they have the same access to education as anybody," Snyder said. "These are students who persevere. They honor American values. They revere them, they are proud of them. They have been raised here and educated here." Read more >


    Bloomberg News: Growing L.A. Tech Scene Bets on Entertainment Beyond Cat Videos
    May 25, 2016

    "You have a lot of chip-level nerdy stuff in Silicon Valley, but what you have here is media, creativity, content creation," said Timothy Law Snyder, president of the 9,300-student university. "We just got lucky. This is the neighbor we’ve been waiting for for years." Read More >

    WCC This Week: President Timothy Law Snyder

    February 20, 2016

    LMU's loudest fan might be an unlikely face -- the school's president.'s Sarah Kezele has the story on Loyola Marymount president Dr. Timothy Law Snyder. This feature aired during "WCC This Week" on Time Warner Cable SportsNet. Watch here >

    LMU Magazine: Higher Ground: Interview with President Snyder

    December 11, 2015

    "As president, you're trying to create conversations. An important question within any institutional culture is 'How open are we to new ideas?' When somebody presents something new, we as a community should ask ourselves, 'how might we respond to that?' If we're quick to judge, we can miss the opporutnity to experience the idea in full.' We need to look at the idea through the mind of the person presenting it, so that we can see the value as its ideator sees it. From there, we can make connections, correlelating ideas thematically. At LMU, culturally, we need to be more thematic than we have in the past. We have a vast cauldron of ideas and conversations that any institution must have an thrive on. We need to find a way to enable them toward common goals." Read More >

    Los Angeles Loyolan: Burning Questions with Timothy Law Snyder
    April 8, 2015

    "What I love about LMU are, first, its missions. It's Jesuit and Marymount missions are very appealing to me. I've worked in jesuit education..." Read More >


    LMU Magazine: A Conversation with President-Elect Timothy Law Snyder
    April 2, 2015

    "We don't just educate well, we educate with purpose. And we have the incredible academic freedom to think and talk about anything, and to forge faith with reason. Not many places do that, and only the Jesuits do all the above." Read More >

    Los Angeles Times: Timothy Law Snyder chosen to lead Loyola Marymount University
    March 29, 2015

    "The Loyola Marymount University Board of Trustees has selected a former administrator from another Jesuit institution to lead the Los Angeles campus, officials announced Friday. Timothy Law Snyder will be the 16th president when he takes over in June." Read More >

  • 2017 President's Convocation
    Collaborators in Creation
    October 17, 2017

    2016 Christmas Greeting
    December 15, 2016

    2016 President's Convocation Address: Out-of-Body Experience Highlights
    October 18, 2016

    2016 President's Convocation
    Out-of-Body Experience
    October 18, 2016

    President Snyder's Fight Song Challenge
    February 2016

    Interactivity’s Immensity: Complexity in Time, Flight Safety, Interdisciplinarity, Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll
    Friday Faculty Colloquium Speaker Series
    Friday, November 13, 2015

    Presidential Inauguration Ceremony
    The Inauguration of President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D.
    Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    Mass of the Holy Spirit Celebrating the Inauguration of Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D.
    The Inauguration of President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D.
    Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    Who is Timothy Law Snyder?
    The Inauguration of President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D.
    Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    Welcome From Secretary Ban Ki-moon, Eighth Secretary General of the United States
    The Inauguration of President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D.
    Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    I Imagine
    The Inauguration of President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D.
    Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    LMU Alma Mater
    The Inauguration of President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D.
    Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    Introducing the New Life Science Building
    The Inauguration of President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D.
    Tuesday, October 5, 2015

    LMU Presidents in Carts Getting Coffee
    August 2015 

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