Elena (Lane) M. Bove, Ed.D., began her career as senior vice president for Student Affairs at Loyola Marymount University in 1987. She is passionately involved in the education that occurs outside the classroom enhancing students' engagement in the full collegiate experience. As the senior vice president for Student Affairs, she oversees Student Employment Services, Student Health Services, Student Housing, Student Psychological Services, the Center for Service and Action, Student Life, Campus Recreation, Office of Student Conduct and Community Responsibility, Ethnic and Intercultural Services, the Office of International Student Services and Student Media. She has been active in numerous student development professional organizations: West Coast Conference (President, 1992-2002), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Academic and Competition Cabinets), California Women in Higher Education, the Center for Excellence in Education and JASPA/NASPA. During her career, she has been honored with the Rev. Victor R. Yanitelli S.J. Award, Lisa Leslie Inspiring Woman Award and the Louis E. Ingelhart First Amendment Award.
Bove began her work in education as a reading specialist from 1972-81 in the Palos Verdes Unified School District. Subsequently she served as director of the Academic Resource Center at Loyola Marymount University. She earned a master's degree in reading from Loyola University and a doctorate in institutional management from Pepperdine University.