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Diana Ward

Chief Student Conduct Officer and Title IX Coordinator


Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, University of New Orleans
M.Ed in Educational Administration and Leadership Development, Arizona State University
B.A. in Anthropology., Tulane University


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Dr. Diana Ward serves as the Chief Student Conduct Officer and Title IX Coordinator. In her role, Dr. Ward oversees and manages Title IX investigations and conduct procedures of alleged infractions; manages, updates, and educates others on the Student Code of Conduct; develops and facilitates trainings related to student conduct, student rights and responsibilities, and Title IX; advises the Student Justice Board; and assesses student trends within the University conduct process.

Dr. Ward is originally from a small town in Illinois. She attended Tulane University, earning her B.A. in Anthropology. Dr. Ward then earned her M.Ed in Educational Administration and Leadership Development from Arizona State University. She earned her PhD in Educational Leadership from the University of New Orleans. She has done extensive research on matters relating to Education Law.

Dr. Ward began her career as a middle school teacher before moving into student conduct. She trained teachers, principals, and district leaders in restorative justice processes; later, Dr. Ward investigated employee conduct issues. In 2015, she began teaching in the College of Liberal Arts, Education, and Human Development at the University of New Orleans.

Now working within higher education in student conduct, Dr. Ward is excited to partner with students to grow their moral and ethical decision making skills as well as to expand their knowledge around their rights and responsibilities as Loyola students. Integrity is something Dr. Ward believes in strongly, and she strives to inject it into all parts of her life and work. She is eager to work with students to improve their Loyno experience and their world.