Loyola University Maryland

Office of the Dean of First-Year Students and Academic Services

About Us

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Office Location:
MH (Maryland Hall) 145
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Contact Us:
Phone: 410-617-5547
Phone: 410-617-2849
Fax: 410-617-5623


Mailing Address:
4501 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210

Dr. Ilona McGuiness, Ph.D.
Dr. McGuiness is the dean of first-year students and academic services. She provides guidance to incoming Loyola University Maryland students to help acclimate them to the school community and to the demands of university-level study. The dean also monitors the academic progress of all students in the University.
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Ms. Jan Vohrer, Executive Assistant
Jan provides administrative support to the Dean of First-Year Students and Academic Services as well as the scheduling and coordination of the Dean of First-Year Students Advisory Board.  She works closely with the Dean on special projects and issues of concern. 
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Ms. Rebecca Winkler, Administrative Assistant
Rebecca assists in maintaining the dean's calendar, coordinating meetings, updating the office website and working on special projects for the dean. Rebecca also provides administrative support to the Director of National Fellowships and Messina.
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