Meet your admission team. We are here to assist you in any way we can to make your college search experience the best it can be.

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.

 

Glenn Hamilton

Assistant VP for Undergraduate Enrollment

Phone: (708) 524-6795
Office: Lewis 108
Email: ghamilton@dom.edu

High School

St. Benedict (Chicago)

College/Major

Dominican University/Communication Arts and Sciences

Why I Work in DU Admission

I believe wholeheartedly in Dominican University’s mission of preparing students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world. Living the mission on a daily basis makes my professional career in college admission that much more rewarding. I am driven day-to-day by providing quality service to students, parents and school counselors and making the Dominican University experience possible for a diverse population of students.

Hobbies/Interests

Fishing, cooking and mentoring students.

Territory

Illinois: Elmwood Park, Glenbrook North, Glenbrook South, Guerin Prep, Niles North, Niles West, Northridge Prep, Notre Dame, Ridgewood, St. Viator, District 211, District 214, Northwest Illinois, as well as Wisconsin

Reuben Burnley

Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission

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

Illinois: Maine East, Maine South, Maine West, Proviso West, Proviso East, Proviso Math and Science Academy, Walther Christian Academy, Willows Academy, City of Chicago High Schools (south of Division Street), Southern Illinois counties, as well as the following States: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia

Maricela Flores

Campus Visit Coordinator & Admission Assistant

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

 

Debra Lorenz

Administrative Assistant, Enrollment Management

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

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.

Alexandra Tamayo

Admission Counselor

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 of Chicago, South West Suburbs of Chicago, Central Illinois

Rosa Varela

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

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

City of Chicago, North of Division Street, and Lake County

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

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