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

Michael Morsovillo

Director of Transfer Admission

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

High School 

Marist High School

College/Majors

Saint Xavier University/BA, English; MA, English Literature

Why I Work in DU Admission 

After 25 years at Dominican, I will always feel the spirit and energy of the place—Caritas in action!  It’s truly rewarding to serve the transfer population and encourage them to experience the strong sense of community that exists at Dominican. Working in college admission for more than 30 years has allowed me to assist others in fulfilling their dreams, and I’ll always appreciate that the most.

Hobbies/Interests

Reading, writing, and playing guitar. On a day off I enjoy spending quality time with my wife, Debbie.

Territory/Functions

Transfer and International students; Community College Relations and Articulation Agreements

Catie Murphy

Assistant Director of Transfer Admission  

Phone: (708) 524-6798 
Office: Lewis 108 
Email: cmurphy@dom.edu 

High School 

Regina Dominican College Prep 

College/Major 

Marquette University/BA, Advertising  

Why I work in DU Admission 

I work in DU Admission because I am constantly humbled to play a small role in someone’s educational journey and enjoy helping students reach their personal and professional goals. I also work at Dominican because I value the importance of its mission to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world. 

Hobbies/Interest 

Listening to podcasts, visiting new places, and laughing with my friends and family.  

Territory 

Transfer Students (Last Names A-H) 

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

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