Heather Cook

Senior Associate Director of Admission

Education: Eastern Illinois University Bachelor of Science in Marketing
Territory: Vanderburgh, Warrick, Dubois, and Gibson counties.

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I was born and raised in Southern Illinois, but have lived in Evansville almost half my life and worked at the University for over 15 years. I love UE and helping students connect to campus and see if we are the right fit for them. I was a first generation college student so I know how overwhelming the college search can be, but that is why I am here to help every step of the way. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband, stepson, and two puppies. I enjoy watching my stepson play baseball, going on walks with my puppies, cooking, gardening, traveling, and watching the St. Louis Cardinals.

Admission Advice

Schedule college visits to all the schools that you have interest in and make sure to meet with a professor, your admission counselor, and current students. I believe a visit when school is in session is the best, but I know summer and breaks can be more convenient. I think visiting campuses is the most important thing you can do during your college search. Use the smile test…smile and say hi to those on campus that you pass and see if they smile back.