Ty Garrison
Freshmen Admission Counselor

(800) 772-7264 - office
(317) 955-6316 - direct


Ty grew up in Huntingburg, Indiana (nicknamed Hollywood of the Midwest) and graduated from Southridge High School. Afterward, he relocated to Muncie, Indiana, and graduated from Ball State University in 2015 with his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism Graphics.

While at Ball State, Ty was an active ambassador for the university. He worked as a student orientation leader for two summers, and assisted the Office of Admissions as a tour guide and welcome center assistant. He acquired an internship with the Office of Admissions at Ball State during his senior year. This role provided him with a first-hand look at the college-admissions process, which ultimately encouraged him to alter his career path from journalism to higher education.

After relocating to the Indianapolis-area, Ty returned to his alma mater in 2017 for his graduate studies. He acquired an assistantship in the Office of Financial Aid, where he counseled students and their families through the financial aid process. He also was a graduate assistant for the Office of Orientation, where he supervised 28 orientation leaders and welcomed nearly 5,000 guests over eight programs throughout the summer. Ty obtained his Master of Arts degree in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education (SAAHE) in 2018.

As an admission counselor, Ty serves as a liaison for students who reside in the Southwest region of Indiana, and Louisville, who wish to continue their education at Marian University.

Outside of work, Ty enjoys playing guitar and video games, traveling, cooking, and sharing time with his wife, Haylie, and their calico cat, Emmy. Ty also loves Disney and is an avid James Bond (007) fan.


“I want students to feel like a person as opposed to a number throughout their college search. I was very fortunate throughout my college experience, and want to provide the same level of attention and service to those I meet. I encourage students not to be afraid to break convention – this is an opportunity for you to explore and find the best fit for you.”

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