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Loyola University Chicago Appoints First Assistant Dean of Students for Off-Campus Student Life
CHICAGO, August 13, 2008 – Loyola University Chicago has appointed Clifford Golz as its first Assistant Dean of Students for Off-Campus Student Life. The first position of its kind at the University, Golz will work with Loyola’s off-campus student population to support them in their transition to off-campus life, and will focus on the Loyola community to ensure a positive experience for the students and their neighbors. Golz will also work closely with the University’s campus safety, community relations, public affairs, and student affairs departments.
Golz began his career at Loyola University Chicago in 2003, serving as program coordinator for the Department of Judicial Affairs, and working closely with the assistant dean of students on a daily basis. In April 2004, he advanced to program director in the Department of Student Activities and Orientation, supervising summer orientation and overseeing the programming efforts of all student organizations. Moving into his new role, Golz has a number of goals he would like to accomplish for the University.
One of my goals for this position is to build stronger relationships between the University and its students by helping students in their transition to off-campus life while also serving as an advocate for them, said Golz. It’s a different kind of job and focus, and I am really looking forward to the challenge.
Golz received his BA in Psychology from Loras College in Dubuque, IA, and his MS in Criminal Justice Administration from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI. He has completed graduate course work in Experiential Education at Minnesota State University in Mankato, MN. Golz currently resides in the Rogers Park neighborhood with his wife and two dogs.
Golz begins his term as Assistant Dean of Students for Off-Campus Student Life this fall.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic university. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 15,500 students, which includes nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola’s ten schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 71 undergraduate majors, 71 undergraduate minors, 85 master’s degrees, and 31 doctoral degrees. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S.News & World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities,” and named the University a “best value” in its 2008 rankings. For more information, please visit LUC.edu.