Diane Blair

Manager of Admissions and On-Campus Student Services

Diane Blair is the admissions manager in the Loyola Institute for Ministry.
Office Location
Room 111 Stallings Hall
Mailing Address
Loyola University New Orleans 6363 St. Charles Ave. Campus Box 67 New Orleans, LA 70118
Direct Phone
(504) 865-3399
Fax Number
(504) 865-2066
E-mail Address
dblair@loyno.edu

Degrees

M.A., Washington Theological Union; B.A. American University

Short Bio

Diane has been at the Loyola Institute for Ministry since 2006.  She is responsible for admissions processes and chairs the institute’s Admissions Committee.  Diane also coordinates services on-campus for all of the institute’s students, develops retention strategies, and manages LIM’s summer program of classes and special events. 

She is a member of LIM’s promotions team and works with various media outlets to “spread the word” about its programs and activities. Diane also represents LIM at entities  from parishes to national organizations (NFCYM, NCCL, NALM, Religious Education Congress) to heighten awareness of the institute. 

She is honored to work with LIM students throughout the course of their studies from the time of their first inquiry to their graduation.   Diane works with Student Records closely on matters of student matriculation and graduation.  She coordinates LIM’s graduation events and various lectures and workshops sponsored by LIM throughout the year.  She also recruits and works with on-campus adjunct faculty

Diane is a member of the Loyola University Mission and Ministry Advisory Committee and was a delegate to the Heartland-Delta V Conference.  She is also active on task groups with NFCYM for its collaborating members. 

Prior to LIM, Diane was the Director of Child and Family Faith Formation/Religious Education at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, a 3000-family multi-cultural parish in Alexandria, VA.  She also served for 15 years at Catholic Charities USA in various roles in the executive, communications, and development offices. 

Diane has an MA in Pastoral Studies from the Washington Theological Union and a BA in international studies from American University, both in Washington, DC.  She is a native “Jersey Girl” who is an avid Yankees fan who enjoys her new hometown.