Eric Love is a dynamic higher education practitioner and speaker that blends firsthand experience, a breadth of knowledge and an inspirational message to his audiences. Drawing upon his professional, personal and academic life, he is equally at home giving a keynote address, presenting a workshop or facilitating a weekend retreat.
The youngest child of a bi-racial and bi-cultural couple, Eric grew up in England and the State of Idaho. As an undergrad at Boise State University (BSU), he developed a strong sense of social justice and became an outspoken human rights activist. While at BSU, Eric served as the first African American student body president. He went on to obtain a Master’s degree from Idaho State University (ISU) in Counseling, with an emphasis in Student Affairs. Eric then worked at ISU for five years as the Diversity Resources Coordinator. Eric completed some doctoral studies in Higher Education Administration at Indiana University, where he served as Director of Diversity Education.
Eric is currently the Director of Staff Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Notre Dame, where he continues to develop innovative strategies for diversity and inclusion programs and multicultural competency training.
Eric is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Among his proudest achievements was his role in having the state of Idaho recognize the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Eric has a consulting business, LoveForce Consulting, specializing in diversity and inclusion education and training, multicultural competency training, student leadership and social justice.