Meet the Graduate Business Team

Catherine Liu
Catherine Liu

Director, Graduate Cohort Programs

Hometown: Metro Manila, Philippines 

Catherine has over a decade of experience in higher education, bringing a background of counseling psychology and career development to the Graduate Cohort Programs. She is a proud alumna of Jesuit education having earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ateneo de Manila University, and her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. Catherine’s work focuses on creating spaces and cultivating cultures where students can thrive and grow into leaders who will make a positive impact wherever they go.

Patricia Tarrant
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Director, Graduate Evening Programs

Hometown: Silver Spring, MD 
Favorite Quote: “Life is like a camera…focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don’t work out, take another shot” -Ziad Abdelnour

Trish received her undergraduate BBA in Marketing and MBA degree specializing in Information Systems from Loyola University Maryland. Prior to joining Loyola, Trish worked for MEDEX Global Group for over ten years in marketing and account management roles. Trish has worked at Loyola since 2011 and is currently responsible for directing overall program management for the Professional’s MBA program. This includes taking an active role in admissions, student advising and planning, course schedule planning, student engagement, and supporting new program development.

John DeSimone
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Assistant Director of Recruitment

Hometown: Baltimore, MD 
Favorite Quote: “What we dream of is already present in the world.” – Rebecca Solnit

John returns to Loyola University Maryland after two successful stints as a student and nearly a decade of experience in financial services and consulting. John is a graduate of the Emerging Leaders MBA program at Loyola and works to pay forward the invaluable opportunities gained from an exceptional education.

Madison Deegan

Graduate Recruiter & Academic Advisor

Hometown: Eldersburg, MD 
Favorite Quote: “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” -Jane Goodall

Madison joined the Office of Graduate Business Programs in 2021 and is dedicated to helping students develop, plan, and achieve their academic and professional goals. She has been working in higher education since she was an undergraduate student and has experience in admissions, academic advisement, and career services. Madison holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from McDaniel College and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Maryland.

Beth Foster
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Program Advisor 

Hometown: Baltimore, MD 
Favorite Quote: “The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes

A native Marylander, Beth has over 15 years of experience in higher education and joined the Office of Graduate Business Programs in May 2019. She earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and MBA degrees from Loyola University Maryland, the latter while working in the office of undergraduate admission. Prior to her current position, Beth worked with undergraduates in Loyola’s student development division.