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Genaro A. Balcazar

Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing

Phone: (708) 524-6562
Office: Lewis 108
Email: gbalcazar@dom.edu

Welcome to the Division of Enrollment Management at Dominican University. All of us are dedicated to helping you and your family understand and navigate the entire admission process, from campus visits and questions about financial aid to completing your application and registering for classes. So, don’t hesitate to reach out to me or other members of the team. We look forward to working with you.

 

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Reuben Burnley

Director of Undergraduate Pathways

Phone: (708)524-6472
Office: Lewis 108
Email: rburnley@dom.edu

High School

Louisville Male Traditional High School, Louisville, Kentucky

College/Major

Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois/BS, Education

Why I Work in DU Admission

The reason I choose to work at Dominican is because of the camaraderie and common goals of everyone on campus. The faculty and staff at Dominican inspires students to achieve those goals. I particularly like the great student to faculty ratio, as I feel this is very important in getting every student involved in the classroom with the hope of reaching their full potential. The “small community feel” that Dominican University possesses makes it easy for me to speak and represent this exceptional school.

Hobbies/Interests

Traveling, coaching and watching soccer, and also researching odd facts and useless information. On a day off I enjoy spending time with my wife and our two boys, Camden and Lucas.

Territory

In the Chicagoland area: Noble Network High Schools, Proviso Township HS (including Walther Christian Academy), Maine Township schools (including Willows Academy), Cristo Rey Network schools (Christ the King, Cristo Rey, and Waukegan campus), and Providence St. Mel.  Also states IN, MI, MO, KY and TN.

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Rosa Varela

Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission

Phone: (708) 524-6698
Office: Lewis 108
Email: rvarela@dom.edu

High School

Kankakee High School

College/Major

Eastern Illinois University/Foreign Languages
MA in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Dominican University

Why I Work in DU Admission

Working with first generation students has always been a passion of mine. As someone who is a first-generation student herself, I understand the challenges and concerns of these students. Working with DU admission has helped me make a difference in assisting students and their families understanding the college/admission process.

Hobbies/Interests

Tennis, spending time with family, and shopping.

Territory

Illinois: City of Chicago, north of Division Street, Glenbrook North, Glenbrook South, Niles North, Niles West, Northridge Prep, Notre Dame, Wheeling, Streamwood, Elgin, Lake County, Kane County, McHenry County. I also cover Puerto Rico.

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Alexandra Tamayo

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission

Phone: (708) 524-6371
Office: Lewis 108
Email: atamayo@dom.edu

High School

Von Steuben High School

College/Major

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/BA, Global Studies

Why I work in DU Admission

I work in DU Admission because I genuinely enjoy helping students through their educational and professional aspirations. Given the incredible support system I had in college, I want to give back by sharing that knowledge and support for the next generation of students who go through the admission process. DU’s mission to give compassionate service resonates deeply with my personal mission, and I’m glad I get the chance to see it through at Dominican.

Hobbies/Interest

Traveling, spending time with family, binge watching on Netflix/Hulu

Territory

South West Suburbs of Chicago, Central Illinois

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Julio Trujillo
Julio Trujillo

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission

Phone: 708-556-5736
Office Location: Lewis 108
Email: jtrujillo2@dom.edu

High School

J. Sterling Morton East High School

College/Major

Governor’s State University, Psychology

Why I Work in DU Admission

I choose to work for Dominican University because it is a model for truly serving a diverse student population. As a first-feneration student and professional, it is my passion to help students in underserved communities. Dominican University’s commitment to social justice and mentoring of students helps make a positive influence on the world.

Hobbies/Interests

Traveling, listening to music, thrifting, watching anime, video gaming, and spending time with my family including my dogs Benny and Maxi and my cat, Nina.

Territories

North West and West Suburbs of Chicago, Rockford, Quad Cities, as well as the following states North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

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Mack Gonzalez

Undergraduate Admission Counselor

Phone: 708-524-6682
Office: Lewis 108
Email: mgonzalez14@dom.edu

College/Majors

Dominican University ‘22 / Bachelor of Arts in History with a Minor in Educational Studies

Why I Work in DU Admission

As a recent graduate of Dominican University, it was a very easy choice to come back and work for Undergraduate Admissions. The four years I spent as a student at Dominican provided me with the opportunity to experience personal growth, develop true friendships, and create memories that will last a life time. As a first generation college student, who had come from a single parent household, Dominican provided me with the proper support and resources that I needed in order to get to the ‘finish line’.  The peers, advisors, and mentors that I gained here at Dominican University helped me to find success in life. I work for DU Admissions in order to provide future generations of college students with the same compassion and service that I was given during my time here.

Hobbies/Interests

My hobbies include working out for a minimum of 3 hours everyday and dining at Raising Cane’s! I also enjoy supporting our DU Stars at home games! 

Territory/Functions

Illinois: Elmwood Park High School, St. Ignatius College Prep., Walter Payton College Prep., Benito Juarez High School,  Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep. Academy, Percy L. Julian High School, Mount Carmel High School, Saint Patrick High School, Ridgewood High School, City of Chicago High Schools (south of Division Street) as well as the following States: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia

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Arika Tucker

Director of Transfer Admission

Phone: (708) 524-6793
Office: Lewis 108
Email: atucker@dom.edu

College/Majors

BA in Communications & Public Relations, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA
MA in Developmental Studies, National Louis University, Chicago, IL

Why I Work in DU Admission

I am enamored at the amazing community Dominican has to offer so close to the heart of Chicago. Walking on campus, you immediately feel a sense of comfort in knowing you are in a good place. I truly believe that transfer students enhance college communities in many ways with their unique identities and life journeys, as well as the academic experience and expertise they add to classroom discussions. Working at Dominican means that I get to continue to service a group of students that I am passionate about at an institution that is invested in supporting transfer students’ academic, professional, and spiritual growth. Here at DU, I can help create pathways that will change lives.

Hobbies/Interests

I am a social-introvert who loves decorating, traveling, crime shows, reality TV, and quality time with my family and daughter, AyJai.

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Maria G. Salgado

Assistant Director of Transfer Admission

Phone: (708) 524-6799
Office: Lewis 108
Email: msalgado3@dom.edu

High School

J. Sterling Morton East High School

College/Major

Concordia University Chicago, BS, Education Studies; MBA, Management

Why I work at DU Admission

The reason I work at DU is due to Dominican University’s mission. Our mission focuses on preparing students to peruse truth, to give compassionate service, and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world. I enjoy assisting students to achieve their dreams and goals. As a transfer student and first-generation student, I understand there are obstacles when it comes to achieving a career goal. Dominican has inspiring faculty and staff that truly want to see students achieve. DU allows me to assist students in achieving their career goals.

Hobbies/Interests

Traveling, watching Disney/Netflix/Hulu, sleeping, and spending time with my family.

Territory

Transfer students with the last name I–Q.

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Veronica Muncy

Assistant Director of Transfer Admission
Phone: (708) 524-6798
Office: Lewis 108
Email: vmuncy@dom.edu

High School

Immaculate Heart of Mary (Westchester)

College/Major

Dominican University/ Sociology and Criminology

Why I work in DU Admission

I was a transfer student when I attended Dominican University. I remember feeling lost but also felt motivated to complete my degree. I was a 1st generation college student who needed guidance. With every step I took at Dominican University, I knew that I made the right decision coming here. The staff and faculty were so helpful throughout the process. I want to be that person for incoming students. I understand firsthand how overwhelming and exciting the admission process is and I want to assist students with a smooth transition. I want students to have a pleasant and, most importantly, informed experience when they inquire about Dominican University.

Hobbies/Interests

Relaxing at home with friends and family and analyzing Marvel movies with my kids.

Territory

Transfer students with the last name A-H

 

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Garrick Wright

Transfer Admission

Phone: (708) 524-6834
Office: Lewis 108
Email: gwright@dom.edu

High School 

Adlai E. Stevenson High School

College/Majors

Northern Illinois University, Marketing and Sales
Dominican University, Currently working on a Master of Science in Software Development

Why I Work in DU Admission

I believe that knowledge is the most value resource we have. I have always found it rewarding to help others reach their goals. Here at Dominican everyone I work with seems to have the same goals. Coming to work is easy with enjoying what I do every day.

Hobbies/Interests

I am really into sports. I spend a lot of time playing ice hockey or golfing. When I not doing that you will find me in my garage woodworking.

Territory/Functions

Transfer Students

Mary Sadofsky

Campus Experience Manager

Phone: (708) 488-5400
Office: Lewis 101
Email: msadofsky@dom.edu

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Debra Lorenz

Administrative Assistant, Enrollment Management

Phone: (708) 524-6374
Office: Lewis 108
Email: dlorenz@dom.edu

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Maricela Flores

Campus Visit Coordinator & Admission Assistant

Phone: (708) 524-6800
Office: Lewis 108
Email: mflores2@dom.edu

 

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