Quad Cities Campus

  Meet Your WIU-Quad Cities Admissions Counselors

Kassie Daly - Associate Director of Admissions

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, in Macomb or in our Online programs!

Before joining the admissions team here at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities I was an admissions advisor and Director 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 student's needs first. My favorite part of admissions is helping students navigate the college process.

My primary role is to oversee transfer admissions for WIU. I work with community colleges on articulation agreements and the transfer student experience to Western.

If you would like to schedule a visit to campus please join us for a tour, presentation or individual visit! We also offer virtual options for your convenience

Kassie Daly, Associate Director of Admissions

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

Cameron Ruiz - Admissions Counselor

My name is Cameron Ruiz I am from Rock Island, IL and am a 3rd generation alumni of WIU with 2 aunts, an uncle, and mom all attending. I graduated with my B.A. in Liberal Arts and am currently working on my Master's in College Student Personnel at the Quad Cities Campus.

Before joining the admissions team I worked as a student worker for 3 years as both a student worker and a representative of Americorps. In that time I helped manage our food pantry, helped to establish our campus garden, and helped with planning campus events. I am beyond excited to do my part in creating the positive experience here at Western that I was able to benefit from. I also enjoy giving back to the community that raised me and have done that by coaching youth and high school sports at Rock Island High School while also piloting an after-school program there through an internship in the LAS program here at WIU.

My favorite thing about WIU are the people that made me feel valued and supported from the day I set foot on campus. My goal is to be able to recreate that for current and future students of this university.

Cameron Ruiz, Admissions Counselor

Fun Facts

  • I was a two-time state champion in high school in baseball and basketball.
  • Huge fan of 70's and 80's music, hair bands in particular
  • I collect books and vinyl records.
  • Huge Star Wars and Lord of the Rings/Hobbit fan

Contact Information
Phone: (309) 762-9481
Email: CR-Ruiz@wiu.edu

Taylor Fietterer - Admissions Counselor

My name is Taylor Fietterer and I work with students looking to transfer to WIU. I have been living in the Quad Cities for the past 12 years and love this area.

Before joining the admissions team at WIU, I worked as a Wellness Coordinator and as an Americorps representative. I really enjoy working with college students who are excited about their future! I love helping students through the admissions process and making their transition to WIU as smooth as possible.

My favorite thing about being an admissions counselor is getting to hear students' stories, goals, and excitement about coming to WIU! I would love to meet with you to talk about your future at WIU.

Taylor Fietterer - Admissions Counselor

Fun Facts

  • I love gardening, spending time with my dog Asher, or anything outdoors.
  • I have 20+ houseplants.
  • I have a goal to visit all 50 states.
  • I enjoy learning a new skill like making pasta!

Contact Information
Phone: (309) 762-9481
Email: T-Fietterer@wiu.edu

  Student Emissaries - Fall 2022

Elementary Education major Alleena Blackwell of Davenport, IA chose #WIUQC because of the one-on-one communication with professors and the different accommodations on campus.

Freshmen McKenna Davenport of Eldridge, IA chose #WIUQC because of the community and involvement on campus.

Junior, Aaron Gunn of Bettendorf, IA chose #WIUQC because of the openness, awesome faculty and the ability to make new friends.