Meet the Staff

The LMU Alumni Association is headquartered in the beautiful Alumni Center located in the Charles Von Der Ahe Building (formally the Charles Von der Ahe Library). Our entrance is along Palm Walk facing St. Robert's Hall.

The LMU Alumni Association offers opportunities to help alumni strengthen their relationship with each other and the university. There are no dues to become a member of the Alumni Association – it's automatic upon graduation.

We encourage you to stay connected to LMU. Attend an upcoming alumni event, volunteer, visit the Alumni Center, and take advantage of the many alumni perks and discounts.

General Contact Info

Alumni Center
Charles Von Der Ahe Building
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659

Alumni Engagement Staff

Lisha K. Maddox
Senior Director
Alumni and Family Engagement 

Gabriela Arana, M.A. ’18
Associate Director, Family Engagement
Alumni and Family Engagement

Evanne L. Drucker Gerlach ’14, MBA ’21
Associate Director
Alumni Engagement and Reunions

Sarah Toperzer
Associate Director
Alumni Engagement, Loyola Law School

Lana Allen ’11
Senior Administrative Coordinator
Alumni and Family Engagement



Chelsea Boxwell
Assistant Director
Regional Engagement

Jediael B. Johnson
Senior Administrative Coordinator
Alumni & Family Engagement

Eloise Teklu
Advancement Coordinator
Graduate Alumni Engagement

Miles Thomas ’21
Senior Administrative Coordinator, Alumni Engagement
Alumni and Family Engagement

Leticia A. Vidal ’84, M.A. ’95
Assistant Director
Alumni Engagement 

Alumni Chaplain

Robert Caro, S.J.
Alumni Chaplain

Dear Lion friends,

I’m honored to follow in the footsteps of Father Rich Robin as alumni chaplain. Early in February I marked 46 years at LMU, so I’m no stranger to the campus! I’ve served in a variety of roles: English professor, resident minister, Jesuit Community rector, trustee, and inaugural vice president for mission and ministry. After three years of retirement, I am back in the saddle. I look forward to reconnecting with former students and friends from our time together in McKay Hall (late ’70s and ’90s) — and am eager to get to know many more of you.

Please feel free to reach out to me at if you have questions or want to set up a meeting in-person or on zoom. 

Hugs all around,
Robert Caro, S.J.
Alumni Chaplain

After 46 years, serving in various positions in Student Affairs, University Advancement and the President's office, Richard Robin, S.J. is retiring as Alumni Chaplain. We thank him for his countless counsel, boundless support, and unwavering commitment to the Lion family.

Read about some of his memories from LMU here.

We look forward to celebrating his retirement in-person when it is safe to do so, and will announce plans in an upcoming alumni newsletter.

To honor Fr. Robin's legacy, please consider a gift to the scholarship in his name.