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Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago
Names New Deans
Yolanda Golden and Jennie Wozniak Boyle
Added to College’s Leadership Team
CHICAGO, April 24, 2015 – Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago announced today that Yolanda Golden and Jennie Wozniak Boyle have joined the college’s administrative leadership team. Golden will serve as the associate dean of student success, while Wozniak Boyle has been named the college’s associate dean of academics.
Yolanda Golden joins Arrupe College after serving as academic advisor coordinator for Loyola’s School of Social Work since 2007. During her time with the school, Golden also served as an adjunct professor teaching both graduate- and undergraduate-level courses. In her new role as associate dean of student success, Golden is responsible for shaping and implementing the unique Arrupe support structure that will optimize and be critical to each student’s chance for academic and social success. Golden will oversee the college’s career counseling strategy, student employment opportunities, the college’s social worker, its partnership with Loyola’s School of Social Work, and more.
Jennie Wozniak Boyle comes to Loyola from Elmhurst College, where she is associate professor of political science and the department’s chair. Wozniak Boyle’s area of research is international relations and the European Union. As the new associate dean of academics, she is responsible for hiring and mentoring the college’s faculty, overseeing teaching assignments, creating academic schedules, shaping the college’s intensive learning experience, and teaching faculty how to deliver courses in Arrupe’s innovative education model. She will also guide the college’s academic advisors and instruct an international relations and American government course. Wozniak Boyle will officially join Arrupe on June 15.
“With Arrupe College, we set out to create an experience that features a holistic, integrated support structure unprecedented at the college level, and these two appointments are critical to us achieving that vision,” said Stephen Katsouros, S.J., dean and executive director of Arrupe College. “Both Yolanda and Jennie will make an immediate impact on this college, as we continue to build the program and prepare to welcome our first cohort of students this summer.”
Introduced this past February, Arrupe College is a two-year associate’s degree program for motivated students with limited financial resources and an interest in attending a four-year institution after graduation. The program, which will offer associate’s degrees in Arts and Humanities, Business, and Social and Behavioral Sciences, is set to launch this summer, pending final approval by the Higher Learning Commission. Students graduating from the new college can expect little to no debt upon completion of the program.
Arrupe College addresses a serious problem in higher education across the country—the need to increase access to, and completion rates of, post-secondary education degrees for students from low-income families. To achieve this, the college is focused on affordability and a unique education model that includes extensive, one-on-one contact with experienced, full-time faculty members.
Arrupe College’s education model includes:
- Enhanced summer pre-enrollment orientation
- A strong cohort and holistic, integrated series of supports for students to optimize their chances for academic and social success
- Intensive one-on-one contact with specialized faculty
- Significant increase in availability of faculty and staff due to small class sizes
- A two-year associate’s degree that is fully transferable to state and private options throughout the state
- A financial strategy that permits low-income students to fully finance the cost of instruction with financial aid that does not include assuming debt
For more information on Arrupe College, visit LUC.edu/Arrupe. For questions about applying to Arrupe College, please call 800.262.2373 or send an e-mail to ArrupeAdmission@luc.edu.
About Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago
Named after Pedro Arrupe, S.J., former superior general of the Society of Jesus, Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago is a two-year associate’s degree program for motivated students with limited financial resources and an interest in attending a four-year institution after graduation. Set to launch this summer, pending final approval by the Higher Learning Commission, the program offers associate’s degrees in Arts and Humanities, Business, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The college’s unique education model features enhanced pre-enrollment orientation; a strong cohort and holistic, integrated series of supports for students to optimize their chances for academic and social success; intensive one-on-one contact with specialized faculty and staff; a degree that is fully transferable to state and private options throughout the state; and a financial strategy that permits low-income students to fully finance the cost of instruction with aid that does not include assuming debt. Arrupe College is located at 1 E. Pearson Street, on Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus. To learn more about Arrupe College, visit LUC.edu/Arrupe, “like” us at Facebook.com/ArrupeChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @ArrupeChicago.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,000 students. More than 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 11 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, Graduate School, and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S. News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago or @LoyolaNewsroom.
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