Quad Cities Campus

Meet Your WIU-Quad Cities Admissions Counselors

Kassie Daly - Associate Director of Admissions

Kassie Daly, WIU-QC Admissions Counselor

Its great to be a Leatherneck!

I'm Kassie Daly and I love working at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities. As a Recreation, Park Tourism and Administration graduate from the WIU Macomb campus it has been great to tell students about the fantastic Western experience students can have here in the Quad Cities or in Macomb!

Before joining the admissions team here at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities I was with admissions at John Wood Community College for almost 6 years prior to relocating to the Quad Cities with my family. I joined Western Illinois University-Quad Cities in May of 2010 and I am so excited to be a part of a University that truly puts students needs first. My favorite part of admissions is helping students navigate the college process.

The schools I visit in the Quad City and greater area are: Black Hawk College, Black Hawk -East, Scott Community College, Clinton Community College, Muscatine Community College, Kirkwood Community College, Sauk Valley Community College, Rockridge High School and Mercer County High School. My primary role is to oversee transfer admissions for WIU's two campuses.

I also visit Black Hawk and Scott Community Colleges to help transfer students take the next step to earn their bachelors degree.

If you miss me when I am in your area feel free to schedule a visit to campus anytime!

Fun Facts

Hobbies: running, playing volleyball or any other active game and reading

Favorite things: My two boys, chocolate, cookie dough, music, being with friends, and McDonalds cheeseburgers...no onions

Favorite places to visit: Any place with a beach and warm weather, Colorado, Galena, Illinois and LeClaire, Iowa

Contact Information
Phone: (309) 762-1495
Email: KJ-Daly@wiu.edu

Stephanie Loconsole – Admissions Counselor

Stephanie Loconsole, WIU-QC Admissions Counselor

Hello! My name is Stephanie Loconsole and I began working at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities in September of 2016. In 2015 I graduated from Augustana College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies and Studio Art. By July of 2017 I will have also completed a Master’s Degree in the College Student Personnel: Higher Education Leadership program from WIU Quad Cities. This graduate program has taught me a great deal about how students interact, learn and grow.

Before joining the admissions team at Western Illinois University Quad Cities, I worked for the Illinois Student Assistance Commission in DuPage County where I helped students through the college admissions and financial aid process. I also worked for Black Hawk College as an academic advisor for a short while. Having worked in higher education for about two years, I know that this is the right career path for me because I love helping students achieve their dream of going to college.

I visit high schools in the state of Iowa, in areas such as Davenport, Bettendorf, Muscatine, Clinton, Maquoketa, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Iowa City, Des Moines and everything in between. I also visit high schools in the state of Illinois located in Jo Davies County. My primary role is to help high school students learn more about WIU’s two campuses and help them through the admissions process.

In addition to visiting high schools, I also attend college fairs throughout the state of Iowa, so be sure to take a look at the college fair calendar on the Iowa Association for College Admission Counseling’s website.

If you miss me when I am in your area feel free to schedule a visit to campus anytime!

Fun Facts:

Hobbies: traveling, crafting, shopping, swimming, being outdoors, cooking and baking

Favorite things: my family and friends (including my dog), country music, ice cream, and the Chicago cubs

Favorite places to visit: anywhere in Europe, Florida, Michigan, and Chicago

Contact Information Office Phone: (309) 762-1495
Email: SL-Loconsole@wiu.edu

Wayne McCarron - Admission Counselor

Wayne McCarron, WIU-QC Admissions Counselor

Go Leathernecks!

I’m Wayne McCarron and I joined the Western Illinois University admissions team in 2016 working at the Quad Cities campus. Western is a great place to work and I enjoy helping students reach their career goals and aspirations through education.

I completed my undergraduate and graduate work in Business Administration and I have been working in the admissions field since 2013. I really like to help students make the transition to higher education and assist them with navigating the college process.

I work with freshman students entering from high schools in the following counties: Bureau, Carroll, Henderson, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, Lee, Ogle, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Warren and Whiteside.

Schedule a campus visit to discover more about Western Illinois University!

Fun Facts:

Hobbies: Running, soccer, kayaking and hiking

Favorite things: My two dogs, mexican food, Dunkin’ Donuts coffee

Favorite places to visit: Devil’s Lake, WI - favourite place to go hiking. Chicago - I run races here each summer. Birmingham, England - to go visit my family.

Contact Information Office Phone: (309) 762-1495
Email: w-mccarron@wiu.edu