Illinois Admissions

Admissions Counselor

Brian's Bio

Hello, I am Brian Hodges, Assistant Director in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. I graduated from the University of Illinois (LAS ’02) and had the honor to play football for the Orange and Blue.

While I am new to the admissions office at the University of Illinois, I am not new to admissions as this is my 12th year in higher education. I grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago (Country Club Hills). After playing football and graduating, I received my masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Illinois Springfield.

I am a proud nerd of all things Star Wars, A Song of Fire and Ice (Game of Thrones for the HBO watchers), and Batman. And, of course, Illini sports. I-L-L … I-N-I!!!

I look forward to answering your questions about the college search process and the University of Illinois. In case you thought I was joking, here is my battered football helmet.

Brian's football helmet