Mission Statement

Using our Catholic and Dominican charisms of prayer, study, community and service, the student affairs team facilitates holistic development guided by the principles and theories of student development.

Alicia LloydAlicia A. Lloyd, M.Ed
Dean of Students
Phone: (616) 632-2455
Email: aal006@aquinas.edu
Alicia comes from a strong background of supporting underrepresented students both academically and socially in their higher education journeys. Prior to becoming Dean of Students, Alicia served as the Director of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion & Equity at Aquinas and was a Special Advisor to the President. Alicia works to create an inclusive community of respect at Aquinas College. She received both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Higher Education degree from Grand Valley State University. In her free time, you'll find Alicia watching movies, spending time with family and friends, and frequenting her favorite restaurants in Grand Rapids.


Sharon Smith, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
Director, Counseling, Health, and Wellness Services
Phone: (616) 632-2902
Email: smithsha@aquinas.edu

Name Title Department Phone
Esperanza Garcia Student Engagement Coordinator, CDI&E Student Affairs
Taylor Guss Staff Residence Life
Alicia Lloyd Dean of Students Student Affairs (616) 632-2455
Esmeralda Ruiz Student Engagement Coordinator Student Affairs