Illinois Admissions

Admissions Counselor

Katie's Bio

Hi, everyone!

My name is Katie Wiles and I have been working in our Office of Undergraduate Admissions since May 2015. I started as an Admissions Counselor and I now coordinate our New Student Registration programming and telecounseling efforts. I truly love being able to welcome all new freshmen & transfer students (along with their families) to Illinois. Another aspect of my job that I enjoy is getting to work with our I-STARs (Illinois Student Admissions representatives) all year round - they really help me see the opportunities and experiences that our students can have that are unique to Illinois.

I grew up in Homer Glen, IL, a southwest suburb of Chicago. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. I then went to graduate school and earned my Master’s degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in Higher Education & Educational Administration with a certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. I have enjoyed living in different parts of Illinois and absolutely love living in Champaign-Urbana with my husband! There is always so much to do and experience in our communities and it really is a great place to be a student and a young adult!

I am excited to help answer questions you may have about the admissions process and about life as an Illini, so reach out anytime!