JASPA Webinar Series


Best Practices for Supporting 
the LGBTQI Community 
at Jesuit Institutions

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
2:00 - 3:30 PM EST

Please join us to hear a panel speak about their struggles, success’, and how they have navigated this topic at a Jesuit Catholic institution.‚Äč



Sivagami Subbaraman
LGBTQ Resource Center Director







Sivagami (“Shiva”) Subbaraman is the first Director of the LGBTQ Resource Center, one of the first institutionally funded Centers in a Jesuit university in the country.  Since she came on board in the fall of 2008, she has worked to establish the Center as an integral and integrated part of the Hilltop community by building across differing communities and groups.  We seek to align the work of the Center with institutional mission, identity, and values. The Center now offers a full range of student centered academic programming, support services, educational trainings and workshops, and has created several unique and signature programs for the campus.

Under her leadership, the Center was honored to receive a one million dollar endowment from Paul & Chan Tagliabue that has established the The Tagliabue Initiative for LGBTQ Life: Fostering Formation & Transformation (“Initiative”).  This is a significant endorsement of the educational value and scope of the work, and is one of the largest for any LGBTQ Center in the country. The Initiative will work to establish undergraduate fellowships, and develop programs with athletics.

Shiva serves on several key campus committees, including the LGBT Campus Committee, the Safety Net, the Bias Reporting Team, Women's & Gender Studies Steering Committee, Sexual Assault Working Group, and the Diversity Action Council.

Dr. Chris Miller
Vice President for Student Affairs

Dr. L. Christopher Miller, the Vice President for Student Affairs comes to Marquette with an expansive background in student development, facilities/services and higher education leadership.  Dr. Miller, reporting to the Senior Vice President is responsible for campus co-curricular initiatives in conjunction with student academic, personal and professional development.  He also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Science.

As Vice President, his role is to provide the comprehensive range of service, programs, and activities that enrich the value of the Student’s educational experience, support their needs as it related to academic goals, empower students to advocate for their needs and interests and educate them as to community and social issues.

Areas reporting to the Vice President include the offices of Student Development (leadership development; community service; music; intercultural and commuter programs; student government; organizations and involvement; Greek life; conduct), Dean of Students Office, Counseling Center (peer education; sexual violence and personal counseling; career development; consulting psychiatrist services), Medical Clinic (clinical services; health education and promotion), Residence Life (residence halls and apartments; dining; programming and hall government; conference services) Recreational Sports (club and intramural sports; fitness and wellness; instructional programs), Alumni Memorial Union, Intercultural Engagement and the Department of Public Safety. 

Stacey Green
Assistant Dean of Students

Stacey M. Green has worked in Jesuit student affairs since 2007, first at Regis University in Denver (2007-2010), then at Boston College (2011-2014), and now again as the Assistant Dean of Students at Regis University since September, 2014.  While at Boston College, Green served as the first Assistant Dean for Student Outreach and Support. This newly created position included acting as a liaison and support for students who identify as LGBTQ, which marked the first time in BC history that these types of responsibilities were officially written into a professional staff member’s job description. In addition to working with individual students in need of referral to support resources, the Dean of Students office began to sponsor an annual retreat for undergraduate students identifying as LGBTQ (including questioning students), hired a graduate assistant dedicated to supporting students who identify as LGBTQ, and partnered with others on campus to provide better and stronger resources and training to support the campus LGBTQ community, among other initiatives.

Green has a Master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from Regis University and a Bachelor’s degree in English from Dartmouth College.

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