Samara Rasmussen

Samara Rasmussen, Director of Student Affairs, came to JIU from the University of Denver where she was the Director of Admissions and Records for the Graduate School of Professional Psychology.  Samara worked in graduate admissions, then expanded her role working with students from initial inquiry through alumni status.  Samara uses her background in counseling psychology and higher education to evaluate, assess, and provide relevant and easy- to-access student services.  Samara has presented nationally on topics from running an admissions office on a tight budget to interpersonal communications.