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Public Affairs Staff

The Office of Public Affairs handles all media relations for the university, students, faculty, and staff. The following is a list of public affairs staff members and their areas of responsibility. You may reach the Office of Public Affairs at 504-861-5888.


James Shields

James Shields

Communications Coordinator
phone: 504-861-5888, cell: 504-952-1287, e-mail: jshields@loyno.edu,
office: Greenville Hall, Room 212

Manages media calls and requests, website, media distribution, media tracking, office management. Additional responsibilities include coordination assistance with commencement and university photographer requests.

  • Media calls and requests
  • LoyNews distribution
  • Loyola at a Glance newsletter
  • College of Law
  • College of Business
  • College of Social Sciences
  • Website management
  • Media reports and logs

Angela Turnbull

Angela Vachetta Turnbull

Special Events Coordinator
phone: 504-861-5848, cell: 504-228-9094, e-mail: amvachet@loyno.edu,
office: Greenville Hall, Room 212

  • Coordination and management of university events.
  • Commencement ceremony
  • Fundraising recognition events
  • Alumni events
  • Major lectures/presentations
  • University consultant on special event