Assistant director of admission, Ashley Hardy, is a native to the Indianapolis area. After receiving her undergraduate degree, Hardy moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, for a year of service with AmeriCorps. Hardy moved back to the Midwest and has been working at Marian University in the Office of Admission for six years.
Hardy is responsible for recruiting students from northwestern Indiana and Illinois. She helps students through the entire admission process, from the point they show interest in Marian University to the point they decide to come to the university. She reviews files, tells students what they need to be admitted and enroll, meets with campus visits, and goes to high schools and college fairs.
Q&A with Ashley Hardy
Q: What do you enjoy most about the admission process?
A: I think Marian attracts a different type of student. I really enjoy working with the students and helping them figure out if Marian could be the best fit for them. I want to make sure that students have that experience, showing them everything that Marian has to offer and really being an advocate for them is really enjoyable for me.
Q: What has been one of your favorite experiences working at Marian University so far?
A: Probably when one of my students received a full-tuition scholarship for the first time. Calling her, telling her, and seeing how happy she was and that Marian was affordable for her. That was the best feeling ever.
Q: When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: Pediatrician, but I quickly realized that I did not care for the sciences as much as I thought I did.