Meet the Freshman Admission Staff

Ashley Skidmore
Ashley Skidmore
Dean of Undergraduate Admission
skidmoas@lewisu.edu

Degrees:
B.S. in Marketing, Quincy University
M.A. in Organizational Leadership, Lewis University

As a child, what did you want to grow up to be?
I wanted to work for a professional sports team, but then fell in love with higher education in college when I worked as a student worker for the Office of Admission.

What is your favorite spot on campus?
The Welcome Center! It’s great to see so many smiling faces from prospective students and parents as they head out for campus tours.

If you could be any animal for a day, what would you be?
English Bulldog. I just love their smooshed faces!

If you could have any superpower for a day, what would it be?
I wish I could be a genie to blink my eyes and make things change instantly.

Tyler King
Tyler King
Director of International Recruitment
kingty@lewisu.edu

Degree:
2010 M.A., Northern Illinois University
2006 B.A., Bradley University

What is/are your favorite hobby(ies)?   
I really enjoy being outdoors – kayaking, camping, rock climbing, skiing

What is your favorite food? 
A Korean dish called deolsot bibimbap, it’s a rice, veggie, and beef mix that is spicy and served in a hot stone bowl.

What was your first concert? 
Pearl Jam, at Alpine Valley.

If you could watch only one TV show for the rest of your life, which would it be?
LOST, but only seasons 1 through 4 without the “flash-sideways” mess.

What is the strangest pet you have ever owned?
When I was a kid, I had a small tortoise named Buster.


David Anderson
David Anderson
Freshman Admission Counselor
danderson12@lewisu.edu

Degree:
B.A., Lewis University
MBA, Business Administration, Lewis University

What is/are your favorite hobbies?
Playing video games and drawing!/

As a child what did you want to be?
A professional soccer player.

What is your favorite sports team?
The Chicago Bulls

If you could have any super power for a day, what would it be?
I would choose the ability to have complete control over space and time.

Julia Murphy
Julia Murphy
Regional Admission Representative (Wisconsin)
jmurphy9@lewisu.edu

Degree:
B.S. Psychology, Loyola University Chicago

Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Anywhere in nature with no cell reception.

What is your favorite quote?
“Do yourself a favor and work hard now.”

If you could watch only one TV show for the rest of your life, which would it be?
Frasier.


Tyler Olsen
Tyler Olsen
Freshman Admission Counselor
tolsen2@lewisu.edu

Degree:
B.A. in Psychology (minor in Neuroscience), North Central College

What is the next goal on your bucket list?
Explore Croatia.

What is your favorite holiday?
The 4th of July because who doesn’t like fireworks?

If you could have any superpower for a day, what would it be?
Super speed so I can travel the world in a day.

Jacob Parry
Jacob Parry
Freshman Admission Counselor
jparry@lewisu.edu

Degree:
B.A., Aurora University

What is your favorite quote?
Not all those who wander are lost – Gandalf

What is your favorite sports team?
Chicago Cubs have always and will always be my favorite team.

What is/are your favorite hobby(ies)?
I love to spend time with my two dogs Rini and Layla, and my wife Jessica. I’m also an avid golfer and I spend a lot of time working on my game. I frequently play video games with my friends who have moved around the country as well as a way to stay connected.

What is your favorite place to eat in Romeoville/Southwest Suburbs? Chicago?
El Barrio in Romeoville is hands down my favorite place to eat! If you’re in Chicago though, nothing beats Gene & Jude’s.


Stephany Renovato
Stephany Renovato
Freshman Admission Counselor
srenovato@lewisu.edu

Degree:
B.A. in Human Resource Management and Psychology, Lewis University

What are your favorite hobbies?
Reading, eating, and napping.

What is your favorite place to eat in Romeoville/Southwest Suburbs? Chicago?
In Chicago: Ramen-San, Café Ba-Ba-Reeba, and Sapori Trattoria. In the Suburbs: My mom’s house.

If you could read only one book series for the rest of your life, which would it be?
Harry Potter.

Where is your favorite spot on campus?
The Courtyard Café!

Colleen Riordan
Colleen Riordan
Freshman Admission Counselor
criordan@lewisu.edu

Degree:
B.A., Lewis University

What is the next goal on your bucket list?
To vacation to Croatia.

What is your favorite quote?
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” –Neale Donald Walsch

What is your favorite sports team?
Cubbies!

What skill would you love to learn?
I would love to become better at skiing.


Maria Rodriguez
Maria Rodriguez
Freshman Admission Counselor
mrodriguez17@lewisu.edu

Degree:
B.A. in Social Work, Lewis University ('18)
M.S.W. Lewis University ('19)

Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Barcelona, Spain.

What is your favorite quote?
“ Don’t cry because it’s over, SMILE because it happened”  -Dr. Seuss

What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas Eve!  I enjoy spending the day with my family preparing Christmas Eve dinner and waiting for it to be midnight to open the presents. 

What is the next goal on your bucket list?
To travel the world.

Kaitlyn Weber
Kaitlyn Weber
Director of Aviation Admission
kweber1@lewisu.edu

Degree:
B.S., Rockford University
M.A. in Organizational Leadership, Lewis University

What are your favorite hobbies?
Cooking, working out, and spending time with my two daughters

What is your favorite spot on campus?
Harold E. White Aviation Center! I love seeing our building filled with students practicing what they love every single day. It’s also pretty cool to go into the hangar and see students working on the airplanes as well as them taking off outside!

What was your first concert? 
*Nsync

What is your favorite sports team?
Chicago Blackhawks