On Thursday, September 1st Bishop Mora Salesian High School hosted President Timothy Law Snyder and Vice-Provost of Enrollment Management Maureen Weatherall from Loyola Marymount University. This was the first time in Salesian High School’s history that a sitting president of a university met with the head of school. Members of the Salesian Lettermen Society, the school's ambassador organization, gave a tour to both the president and vice-provost prior to a meeting with Principal Alex Chacon and members of the Salesian faculty and Consultative School Board.
During the three-hour visit, Principal Chacon provided President Snyder and Vice-Provost Weatherall with various examples of the unique partnership between LMU and Salesian. Principal Chacon informed President Snyder that fourteen members of the Salesian faculty have had their undergraduate or graduate degrees conferred by LMU. Principal Chacon, a Georgetown and Loyola Marymount University graduate, also presented on the school's rich history and current demographic information. President Snyder highlighted the importance of seniors continuing their higher educational studies at a Jesuit, Marymount, Catholic university like LMU, and the various programs available for current high school students. As a result of the meeting, several initiatives were in discussed including bilingual financial aid workshops, specialized campus tours and recruitment events facilitated by Loyola Marymount University, among others.After the historic meeting, Principal Chacon hosted President Snyder to El Tepeyac Cafe, a staple in the Boyle Heights neighborhood.