Meet the Staff

At Aurora University you will work closely with your Admission Representative throughout the admission process. We are here to answer questions, share with you the benefits of an AU education, and be your resource until the time you step foot on campus to begin classes.

Your Admission Representative will coordinate completion of your application to the university, inform you of important deadlines, and explain various ways to finance your education. Take a few minutes to learn more about our Transfer Admission staff!

hueber.jpgAshley Hueber
Director of Transfer Admission and Community College Partnerships

630-844-4926 | ahueber@aurora.edu

Favorite Quote:  "Excellence can be achieved if you care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical, expect more than others think is possible."

Educational Background:

AA Degree from Lincoln College in Lincoln, Illinois,
BS Agricultural Communication/Broadcast Journalism, University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana

How long have you been at AU: 7 Years

What advice would you give to a first-year or prospective student: Get involved!  You never know what an internship; activity or club could lead you to.  I worked in admissions as an undergraduate student at my respective schools, and look where I am now!  I believe your college experience is what you make of it.

Words you would use to describe AU: AU is friendly, one of a kind, and a campus full of opportunities!


Kelly KirchnerKelly Kirchner
Transfer Admission Representative

630-844-5791 | kkirchner@aurora.edu

Educational Background:
BA Organizational Communication from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois
MS College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois

Words you would use to describe AU: Beautiful, traditional college campus filled with people who care about learning and making a difference.

What advice would you give to a first-year or prospective student: Get to know your professors! You never know what opportunities they may offer you or what out-of-the classroom learning will occur.

Something interesting or unique about me: I love public speaking and making PowerPoint presentations!


Barbara McCarthyBarbara McCarthy
Transfer Admission Representative

630-844-4648 | bmccarth@aurora.edu

Favorite Quote:
Life's not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.

Educational Background:
BS Mathematics Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
MEd Technology Education, National-Louis University, Wheeling, IL

How long have you been at AU: 1 year

Something interesting or unique about me: I completed the 2006 Chicago marathon.

Words you would use to describe AU: Enlightening, encouraging, and worthwhile.


Emily SkupienEmily Skupien
Transfer Admission Representative

630-844-5143 | eskupien@aurora.edu

Favorite Quote:
“Life is a journey, not a destination.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Educational Background:
BA Corporate/Organizational Communications, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

What advice would you give to a first-year or prospective student:
Take the time to get to know your classmates, especially if you commute to school. It is worthwhile to make connections, even if you don't live on campus!

Something interesting or unique about me: While studying for my bachelor's degree, I also earned a minor in art. I love to draw, paint, and create!

Words you would use to describe AU: Beautiful, innovative, and steadfast.

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Office of Admission and Financial Aid

Eckhart Hall 201
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-5533
800-742-5281
630-844-6191 (fax)
admission@aurora.edu
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