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Headshort placeholderHillary Cheaney, ‘13

Admission Counselor
(317) 955-6305 | Office

A Danville, Indiana native, Hillary graduated from Danville Community High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marian University, majoring in English and minoring in Psychology. During her undergraduate years, she was a member of the Women’s’ Tennis team (Go Knights!) and worked on campus in the Writing Center. Hillary also attended Marian University for her Master of Arts degree in Teaching and obtained her teaching license in May 2014.

After nearly a decade teaching middle school English/Language Arts, Hillary transitioned to higher education and joined Marian University’s Office of Undergraduate Admission team in July of 2023 as a Freshman Admission Counselor.

To Hillary, being back on Marian’s campus feels like home. She is thrilled to get the chance to share what she loves about Marian with her prospective students and their families and to continue to help make a difference in the lives of others.

Hillary lives in Brownsburg, Indiana, with her husband Brett, and their two pets, Frankie and Nash. She loves spending time with her family, trying new coffee shops and restaurants, exploring Indy, reading, and traveling.


Favorite pastimes…

  • Spending time with my family
  • Exploring local shops and restaurants in Indy
  • Buying books to add to my never-ending to be read pile

Graduated from

  • Marian University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in Psychology
  • Marian University with a Master of Arts degree in Teaching

Favorite animal is...

  • Dog (specifically a Corgi)

If I could go anywhere, I'd visit...

  • Aruba

Best college memory would be…

  • Meeting some of my best friends my freshman year living in Doyle and playing tennis

Best advice...

  • Don’t be afraid to get to know your professors! They want to help you be successful. If you are struggling, make sure to ask questions so they can help.

How I Rate My Skills

  • Creating a welcoming environment
  • Stand-up comedian
  • Trying new food
  • PC pro-gamer


  • Mexican heritage
  • Podcasts
  • Music
  • Food

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