Meet Your Admissions Leadership Team
Director, Undergraduate Admissions
Amanda has worked for the Undergraduate Admissions department since 2003 and has held positions in both recruitment and operations. She first came to SIU as a student to study speech communication and decided to stay for a career at the university because she fell in love with the campus and community. Her advice to students is to work and study hard during college, but don’t forget to take some time to have fun too. SIU has a fantastic mix of unique educational experiences and opportunities to enjoy your time as a student.
Associate Director, Freshman Recruitment
Carl has been working with students in higher education for years in both Athletics and the Office of Admission. He appreciates SIU for the wide range of opportunities offered and the tremendous amount of support for students. Carl recommends that prospective students visit each school they are interested in. Once on campus, you will get that feeling in your gut telling you what to do. Just know that there is something here for you at SIU!
Associate Director of Operations, Undergraduate Admissions
Sarah has worked in Higher Education since 2006. She earned her B.A. in Theater Arts & Drama from Eureka College and M.S. in Education, College Student Personnel Administration from Illinois State University. Sarah has held positions in First Year Experience, First Generation, Orientation, Health Promotion, International Student Services, and Recruitment. After living in Colorado for 6 years, she is excited to be back in Illinois to call SIU home. Her advice to students is to show up, get to know people, and enjoy new experiences. SIU has so many opportunities for you to fully engage in the SIU experience.
Associate Director, Transfer Relations
Josi is originally from Carbondale, and has grown up in the community. She is a double degree alum from SIU, with a B.S. in University Studies and an M.S. in Education. As a student worker, graduate assistant, and professional, Josi has worked in many areas of campus, but in 2019 she found her home in Undergraduate Admissions. Josi supports a team of Admissions Coordinators who work primarily with transfer students. Her advice to students is to get involved on campus! SIU has a variety of clubs and organizations, both academic and extracurricular, that help to form a well-balanced college experience.