The New Face in Admissions - Colleen Morris

We would like to introduce you to Colleen Morris, the newest member of the Liautaud team! Colleen joined us in early November as Assistant Director of Admissions. Read on for some facts about Colleen and to learn more about her. 

All About Colleen

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Favorite Part of the Day: My morning coffee. Always. 

Favorite Activities: It might be cliche, but I love to travel internationally and spend time with family.I have traveled to over 25 different countries and I love the uniqueness of each one. Oh, and baking, I love to bake.  

Favorite Chicago Restaurants: I absolutely cannot get enough of Shake Shack (especially the cheese fries) and the Purple Pig. 

Tell us a little about your personal/professional background.

Before coming to UIC, I worked in Admissions and Recruitment at Oral Roberts University while I was studying for both of my Master Degrees. Prior to that, I worked as a Teaching Assistant, teaching undergraduate classes and also as a Grad Assistant in Admissions. 

How did you end up working at UIC?

My husband and I moved to Chicago for his work at the very beginning of the summer. I knew how much I had loved working in higher education, especially in Admissions and Recruitment. I knew a little bit about UIC so when I saw the position open up online, I immediately applied! 

What are you most excited to do as a Assistant Director of Admissions? 

I am most excited to work with students and help them through the admissions process. I love to get to know students and learn about who they are. I also really enjoying helping people advance in their education and goals.

What critical information should students know about?

I want students to know that I am always available to help them. They are free to stop by, call, or email anytime and I will always do my best to assist them, even if they just want to stop by and chat! I think it is important to have a personal and open door approach to both Admissions and Recruitment.