Meet Your Admissions Team

Admissions building

Kurt Krile

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Phone: (309) 467-6350
Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Eureka College, 1987
Favorite Eureka Spot: The Football Field & The Dickinson Commons
Favorite Campus Event: Homecoming Week, Reagan Weekend, Opening Convocation and Graduation
Hobby/Music: Fishing, golfing, walking, travel / Christian Rock and 80’s tunes
Why should you consider EC: For the amazing opportunities students have in and out of the classroom. For the personal interaction with faculty, staff, and students that lead to lifelong mentors and friends.

Pat Prosser

Asst. Dean of Admissions / Freshman Admissions Counselor

Phone: (309) 467-6748
Education: Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership, Eureka College, 2010
Favorite Eureka Spot: The Gammon Room in Melick Library
Favorite Campus Event: Homecoming chant night Hobby/Music: Tennis, Skiing / Classic Rock & Country with not too much twang
Why should you consider EC: For endless opportunities, just add initiative! So much is offered here, you just have to pursue it. Everyone here will support you in your academics & growth interests!

Karen Curran

Admissions Counselor, Northern Chicago Region

Phone: (312) 965-9737
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Eureka College, 1995 ; Master of Arts with Teacher Certification, Aurora University, 2012
Favorite Eureka Spot: On campus – Burgess Hall Around town – Eureka Lake
Favorite Campus Event: Football games and Homecoming Week celebrations Hobby/Music: Travel, Hiking / Any and all – it depends on the day!
Why should you consider EC: Eureka College is a home away from home where everybody knows your name. Amazing opportunities are available to help you succeed both inside and outside of the classroom. Eureka College will help you achieve your dreams.

Donna Haas

Visit Coordinator

Phone: (309) 467-6350
Education: Associate Degree, Illinois Central College
Favorite Eureka Spot: The front porch swing at the Admissions office! It’s a great place to relax and watch the campus activity.
Favorite Campus Event: I love the guest speaker s, especially Sandra Day O’Connor, Wes Moore and Collins Tuohy!
Hobby/Music: Reading, gardening, and playing games/Contemporary Christian
Why should you consider EC: Eureka College does a great job preparing students for the next step in their journey… a “real” job or grad school. As a student, you will be given what it takes to succeed!

Jenny Leezer

Freshman Admissions Counselor

Phone: (309) 467-6346
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Music, Eureka College, 2012
Favorite Eureka Spot: On Campus – The music building, the Chapel. Around town –Eureka Lake Park; it’s a nice place to have a picnic or just go for a walk.
Favorite Campus Event: Move-in Day, it’s great to see students back on campus after the summer break.
Hobby/Music: Softball, spending time outdoors and judging speech in the winter. Country, Rock, Jazz, Classical, almost anything!
Why should you consider EC: Eureka pairs small town charm with big time opportunities. Everyone on campus will become your support system and will help you discover your full potential.

Chris Robinson

Freshman Admissions Counselor

Phone: (309) 467-6344
Education: Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership, Eureka College, 2013
Favorite Eureka Spot: The trails around the Lake & in the woods (great place to run). Also Mika’s Coffee Shop is a great place for a chat & bite to eat.
Favorite Campus Event: Commencement
Hobby/Music: Running and spending time with my family / The Beatles
Why should you consider EC: Everyone here truly cares about each other, our students, and will do as much as they can to support personal growth. Come discover yourself while you discover Eureka.

Jessica Whitaker

Transfer Coordinator

Phone: (309) 467-6347
Education: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Eureka College, 2010
Favorite Eureka Spot: On Campus – the Burgoo. Around town – Mika’s Coffee Shop
Favorite Campus Event: Homecoming Entertaining Night
Hobby/Music: Pinterest crafts & Christmas Music
Why should you consider EC: Eureka College is full of opportunities; become involved and take advantage of all there is to offer: internships, mentorships, studying abroad and several activities/groups to choose from. Eureka has its way of making you feel right at home.

Lisa L. Winker

Admissions Counselor, Southern Chicago Region

Phone/Text: (312) 882-2354
Education: Eureka College – BA in Elementary Education, Concentration in Art and Language Arts, 1987 Prairie State College – Completed Concentration in Mathematics, 1990-1991 Governors State University – Coursework for Masters in Computer Education, 1993-1995 Aurora University – Internet Curriculum Coursework, 1993
Favorite Eureka Spot: On Campus – the third floor of Burgess/Art Studio. Around town – the Out Post, where I gathered often with friends.
Favorite Campus Event: The Ivy Ceremony at Graduation
Running, Landscaping / Anything that makes me dance or that brings back memories
Why should you consider EC: First, for the amazing individualized attention you will receive while getting a liberal arts education taught by professors who are top in their field. Next, for the enormous amount of opportunities available to every student on campus. Lastly, for the incredible friendships that will last a life time!