- New Annex
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Director of Admissions & First-Year Experience
3307 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences
My primary responsibilities are to recruit academically talented engineering students and guide them through their first year in the College of Engineering. More specifically, I determine who gets admitted into the College of Engineering, meet with individual students as well as groups of prospective students and their parents, host Explore Engineering@Iowa programs, and assist in the development of publications. I also supervise a team of student ambassadors, teach an Engineering Success class required for all first-year engineering students, provide activities to help students transition well into college, and work with the People in Engineering (PIE) living/learning community.
I was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and I'm a devoted Packer fan. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse with a double major in business and psychology, and then from Northern Illinois University with a master's degree in counseling. I'm an "honorary" rather than a degreed engineer! In addition to Green Bay, I've lived in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, DeKalb & Sterling, Illinois, and then I moved to Iowa City during the "Great Flood of 1993." I've worked at the University of Iowa since 1993 and in the College of Engineering since 1997. I have three children: Katrina, a hospital intensive care unit social worker who lives in Chicagoland with her husband Grant, a high school teacher (in Rockford), and my wonderful grandson Jack; Patrick, an avid softball player, who lives and works in West Des Moines; and Ryan, an Iowa student athlete who runs track for the Hawkeyes. We also have a Maltese poodle named Coby.