For multicultural applicantsWestern Oregon University recognizes that individuals from ethnic and racially diverse backgrounds many times have questions and concerns related to the admissions process, campus life and financial aid. Western Oregon University admissions counselors will assist students from from underrepresented minority groups with understanding and overcoming potential obstacles in the admissions process.
My name is Luanne Carrillo
Being a first in my family to pursue college, I was nervous about college too. Little did I know that I was not only opening the door to my education, but to much more! I graduated from Western Oregon University in 2014 with a double degree in Community Health and Spanish and a minor in Sociology. Now I am currently working as an Admissions Counselor and Multicultural Recruitment Coordinator. I have been given the opportunity work not just with any student in Washington County, but all students who may be multicultural or underrepresented. I also have the opportunity to coordinate the Latino Advisory Board, a program created for parents in our community who wish to educate themselves about the process of going to college and become a better support for their students. Being that I come from a background where my parents did not know how to answer many of my questions as a first generation, I feel honored to now be able to help parents learn about college, and help our community as a whole gain a better understanding for our future students.
I have a strong passion in serving others, and through my position I am able to help students learn about the different resources available to them. It doesn't matter where the student comes from or if English is their second language, because all students deserve a chance in education. I believe that the small campus, and average class size allows ALL students to be in a campus small enough to be part of a community, and big enough to gain opportunities that teach us that there is so much more to education than we believe. Fun fact about myself is that throughout my involvement I have traveled to 9 different countries! That means that students can have that same opportunity too! So any questions you have in general about WOU don't hesitate to contact me, I am here to answer questions and help you explore your options.
Luanne Carrillo’s counties: Washington county
Assists: Multicultural and first-generation applicants
Admissions counseling may include
Western Oregon University recognizes the key role that a diverse campus community plays in creating a broader learning environment and community for all students, faculty and staff. The university actively seeks individuals from different backgrounds which include socioeconomic, ethnic/racial, physical ability, academic and geographic (rural/urban, out of state and international).