Media & Communications

  • Acknowledgement of Understanding and Commitment: LMU’s Response to Black at LMU’s Demands and the Black Faculty and Staff Association’s “Actions ‘Beyond Words’”
    September 4, 2020

    "The Black at LMU students’ and the Black Faculty and Staff Association’s (BFSA) respective demands are documents that will help change the course of our history. In conjunction with, and complementary to, LMU’s Anti-Racism Project, these demands provide a roadmap to guide and inform a comprehensive vision of what anti-racism means for, and at, LMURead more>

    Welcome Back, Lions!
    September 1, 2020

    "Welcome to fall 2020 semester! The past six months have felt like a lifetime. But just as generations of Lions before us overcame other character-defining junctures, together, we will rise from this moment more united and stronger than ever." Read more > 

    Reaffirming Our Commitment to Dreamers
    June 18, 2020

    "I am proud of our community for its steadfast support of our Dreamers since the Trump Administration announced in 2017 that it would end DACA. Our LMU Latinx community has been a source of courage and empowerment." Read more > 

    Beyond Words
    June 16, 2020

    "I am honored to serve as your president as we uphold the values and mission for which we stand. In my letter “Speaking Up and Taking Action,” I promised that our reflection would lead to action." Read more >

    Speaking Up and Taking Action
    June 1, 2020

    With sadness and outrage, we have witnessed the horrifying impacts of systemic racism. Most recently, the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have devastated our society as their murders paint an all-too-vivid picture of the persistent brutality, oppression, and violence toward African Americans that has plagued the United States since its founding." Read more >

    Preserving Our Strength
    April 20, 2020

    "We live in extraordinary times, and how we continue responding to swiftly changing circumstances will determine our future." Read more >

    Commencement Postponement
    April 2, 2020

    "With courage and grace, you have adapted swiftly to the sudden and disruptive changes in how we experience one another and our LMU education." Read more >

    Extension of Onine Instruction Through the End of the Spring Semester
    March 13, 2020

    "In consultation and collaboration with LMU leaders and federal, state, and local public health experts and agencies, we have made the difficult decision to extend online instruction through the end of the spring 2020 semester." Read more >

    Online Instruction
    March 10, 2020

    "The safety and well-being of each of you remains my highest priority and continues to guide our proactive planning and response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Fortunately, at this time, there are no suspected cases of COVID-19 on our campuses." Read more > 

    Announcing VP for Intercultural Affairs, Jennifer Abe, Ph.D.
    January 29, 2020

    "I am pleased to announce that Jennifer Abe, Ph.D., will be our next vice president for Intercultural Affairs, effective immediately, for a two-year term." Read more >

    Welcome Back - Spring 2020
    January 21, 2020

    "Last month our LMU community united to transform our campus into a world-class venue for the final DNC Democratic Presidential Debate of 2019." Read more >

    2019 Convocation Address Transcript
    October 22, 2019

    "In yesterday’s LMU This Week, I shared a spectrum of recent achievements; today, I highlight a few of the many ways in which LMU is evolving to address the needs of our changing world. Read more >

    Fall Highlights Message
    October 21, 2019

    "I am honored to collaborate with each of you in making LMU a force for good in the world. Reflecting on this past year, I offer highlights of what we accomplished together in pursuit of our shared vision." Read more >

    LMU's New Visual Identity
    December 13, 2018

    "We are pleased to announce that we have approved LMU's new visual identity system of logos, marks, and colors. Thanks to the community's feedback and participation, we changed and improved the final product." Read more >

    Jesuits West Releases Names of Accused Priests
    December 7, 2018

    "Earlier this morning, the Jesuits West Province released the names of priests and brothers who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults since 1950." Read more>

    2018 Presidential Convocation Address
    October 23, 2018

    "Today I invite you to join me in contemplating our present and our future, to "globally imagine" two distinct pathways that the future could take, and how we at LMU can help make the difference between them." Read More >

    Fall Highlights Message
    October 22, 2018

    "Today, I honor the faith, hope, and love that our LMU community generates. I celebrate our achievements and thank each of you for contributing to our thriving university." Read More>

    Vice President for Intercultural Affairs Abbie Robinson-Armstrong
    September 19, 2018

    "Abbie Robinson-Armstrong, Ph.D., LMU's vice president for intercultural affairs, has informed me that she will retire on May 31, 2019. For nearly two decades, VP Robinson-Armstrong's leadership has transformed how LMU understands and cultivates educational equity." Read more >

    Statement of Solidarity with the Immigrant Families
    June 21, 2018

    "Loyola Marymount University is devoted to upholding the dignity of every person, advocating for the common good in our world, and promoting a living faith that champions justice for all." Read more >

    Statement of Solidarity with UCA and the People of Nicaragua
    June 6, 2018

    "Loyola Marymount University joins the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities in the United States in urging the Nicaraguan government to respect and uphold the human rights of its citizens, starting with freedom of expression and peaceful protest." Read more >

    Welcome Back — Spring 2018
    January 12, 2018

    "As we begin the spring semester, I welcome you back to campus by sharing observations, by highlighting engagement opportunities, and by reaffirming our mission and values." Read more >

    Tax Reform Impacts
    December 15, 2017

    "The proposed legislation, as it stands, would adversely impact our students, their families, and our university. I urge you to voice your perspectives to our Congressional leaders." Read more >

    Rev. Robert Walsh, S.J., Named Chancellor
    December 6, 2017

    "I am pleased to announce that Rev. Robert Walsh, S.J., has been appointed as the next chancellor of Loyola Marymount University. He will succeed Rev. Patrick Cahalan, S.J., who will become chancellor emeritus, on June 1, 2018." Read more >

    President's Convocation Address
    October 17, 2017

    "When I contemplate LMU's future, I am proud that we are poised not only to continue LMU's tradition of greatness, but to expand on that greatness." Read more >

    Fall Highlights Message
    October 16, 2017

    "Today, I share with you my gratitude for what each of you contributes to our extraordinary campus community. I also highlight our recent accomplishments and our ambitions that catapult us toward exciting new opportunities, invigorating what makes LMU special and demonstrating that LMU is indeed the definitive center for global imagination and its impacts." Read More >

    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 >

    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 >

    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 >

    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." 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 >

    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 >

    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 >

    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 >

    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 >

    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 >

     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 >

    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 >

    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 >

    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 >

    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 >

    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 >

    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 >

    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 >

    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>

    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." Read More >

    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 >

    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." 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 >

  • An Ignatian Relighting of Contemporary Higher Educational Fires
    Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education Magazine, April 23, 2020

    "A sense of crisis is in the air: the presumed irrelevance of higher education, particularly of the liberal arts, with declarations that higher education is a bubble about to burst." Read more >

    Tonight's debate almost didn't happen, but democracy thrives through honest exchange of ideas
    The Hill, December 19, 2019

    "Loyola Marymount University is proud to host the Sixth Democratic Presidential Primary Debate. We almost lost the opportunity — more than once — for the very reason we want to host it: because our society exhibits increasing difficulty in navigating disagreement and honoring differences while pursuing solutions that benefit everyone." Read more>

    Money Lessons from a Paper Route
    Centsai, May 29, 2018

    "We're taught that money is a personal matter — that it's rude to ask someone's age, weight, or salary. Unfortunately, this sense of privacy might prevent us from having honest conversations about financial literacy." Read more >

    What Laura Ingraham and America Don't Get About the Post-Millennial Generation
    Medium, April 12, 2018

    "Laura Ingraham just returned to Fox News after a weeklong leave and about 50 percent fewer advertisers following her taunt of Parkland shooting survivor and activist David Hogg. Her return should inspire Americans to reexamine our attitude concerning the post-Millennial generation." Read more >

    Necessary Companions: Faith and Reason
    Jesuit Higher Education, December 2017

    "Can faith and reason exist, free of mutual companionship? If we restrict ourselves to a traditional scientific method when pondering questions of the universe and close the door to theological data and human thought, we may be rendering inaccessible the majority of what exists." Read more >

    Growing L.A. Tech Scene Bets on Entertainment Beyond Cat Videos
    Bloomberg News, 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 >

    Higher Ground: Interview with President Snyder
    LMU Magazine, 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 opportunity 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, correlating 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 >

    Burning Questions with Timothy Law Snyder
    Los Angeles Loyolan, 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 >

    A Conversation with President-Elect Timothy Law Snyder
    LMU Magazine, 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 >

    Timothy Law Snyder chosen to lead Loyola Marymount University
    Los Angeles Times, 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 >

  • Fall Updates for Lions
    May 29, 2020

    Making a Difference
    April 14, 2020

    2019 President's Convocation Address
    October 22, 2019

    2018 Presidential Convocation Address
    October 23, 2018

    2017 Christmas Greeting
    December 14, 2017

    2017 President's Convocation
    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
    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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