Katie discovered her love of admissions while working as a student assistant during her undergrad. She loved giving campus tours, and introducing new students to college life. She continued her admissions work at a small private college in Illinois shortly after graduating from Blackburn College in 2008 with a degree in History and Political Science. In May of 2013 she joined the Upper Iowa University team as a Transfer Admissions Counselor.
"I love the family atmosphere of the campus. From the moment that I got her for my interview, I fell in love with the campus and the people here. It means a lot to me that I get to help others discover their love for Upper Iowa as well."
Katie is originally from Pana, Illinois, however she has grown very fond of Northeast Iowa. Not much of an outdoors person, she loves to go shopping, catch up on her favorite shows, and talk to her nieces and nephews through Facetime and Snapchat.
With Katie's immense background in Admissions, she is a great help to students on the transfer side of the process. She believes that Upper Iowa is a great campus for students transferring because of the close knit atmosphere and opportunity for students to get involved.
After exploring the corporate world, Matt changed career paths, realizing his passion laid within higher education; he found himself working in Admissions. During his undergrad, Matt was highly involved in Theta Chi Fraternity and was Vice President his senior year of college. He graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Agriculture Studies and Agronomy.
"To have discovered my career path at a young age is a remarkable feeling! College truly helped shaped me into who I am today, along with developing a passion for higher education. By working in admissions I can help students discover their passion in life. Upper Iowa University is truly a unique institution which allows students to have a personalized college experience."
Outside of the Admissions Office, Matt can be found horseback riding Northeast, Iowa. He is always up for an adventure from kayaking to downhill skiing!
Matt brings a variety of skills to the table, which allows him to help students with their college search process. He enjoys getting to know each one of his students on an individual basis; allowing him to show students the quality education and remarkable experiences Upper Iowa University has to offer.