Presidential Video Briefings

President Snyder at his desk

In this video update series to the LMU community, President Snyder shares updates and reflections on issues of the day.

Mid-Fall Updates
October 29, 2021

President Snyder shares his gratitude with the community for their engagement with the DEI VP search and the public hearing for the Master Plan Amendment. He also reminds faculty and staff to complete the climate survey, and he wishes all to have a safe and happy Halloween, feliz Día de los Muertos, and a blessed All Saints Day.

Protect the Pride
September 22, 2021

President Snyder reminds the LMU community that being for and with others requires that we care for each other with love, respect, and grace, and that for the foreseeable future wearing masks indoors is a way to exemplify our LMU mission and values.

Fall Semester Updates
September 10, 2021

As we conclude the second week of the semester and head into Latina/o/x Heritage Month, President Snyder extends his gratitude to the LMU community on the successful return to our campuses while sharing updates about Student Psychological Services, LMU's Visitor Access Policy, and Dining Services.

Welcome Back, Lions!
September 1, 2021

President Snyder shares his enthusiasm for fall semester and his commitment to keeping our LMU community, safe, healthy, and informed while upholding our DEI priorities. For more information, read the letter here

Commencement Speaker Update
June 29, 2021

President Snyder announces the keynote speaker for the 109th Commencement Exercises at SoFi Stadium. Read the newsroom story

Celebrations, Congratulations, and Vaccinations!
May 14, 2021

As we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and gear up for LMU Loyola Law School’s degree conferral ceremony this Sunday, President Snyder shares his gratitude and congratulations with our Class of 2021. He also announces that Commencement Mass will be held on the Bluff on July 30. 

This Just In
April 30, 2021

President Snyder shares breaking news about the 109th Commencement Exercises on July 31. He also thanks the community for their dedication to the Strategic Plan and to LMU during this extraordinary academic year.

Vax to School
April 16, 2021

President Snyder congratulates Lions Men’s Soccer on winning the WCC championship; shares holiday greetings for the month of Ramadan; thanks the community for their dedication to the LMU Anti-Racism Project; and gives an update about the LMU Vaccination Center.

A Season of Renewal and Hope
March 29, 2021

President Snyder shares holiday greetings for the Passover and Easter week and announces that Juneteenth will be a paid university holiday on a permanent basis.

Spring Forward
March 12, 2021

President Snyder shares a public health update, talks about what moving to the red tier means for our LMU community, and highlights news about LMU’s vaccination clinic and coming attractions. 

For and With Others
February 26, 2021

As students and faculty head into spring break, President Snyder shares the latest LA County guidelines for higher ed and discusses LMU’s role in helping vaccinate the community.

Hope on the Horizon
February 12, 2021

President Snyder shares public health updates, reflections on Black History Month, and discusses how anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to the strategic plan.

Seizing the Moment
January 29, 2021

President Snyder shares public health updates, reflections on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, and discusses how some of the recent legislative changes impact our LMU community and complement our mission.

Welcome Back, Lions!
January 15, 2021

President Snyder welcomes Lions to Spring Semester 2021 and shares updates and reflections on the new year.

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