Meet your CSU Enrollment Specialist

Greetings from Chicago State University:

andraMy name is Andra Barnes and I serve as your Enrollment Specialist. I am excited to be able to assist in informing and guiding students in becoming more familiar with CSU. Feel free to use me as a resource throughout the academic year and recruitment season. Below are a few fun facts about myself.

What is my educational background?

A in Administration with the concertation of Management.

What is something people would be surprised to learn about me?

Something people would be surprised to learn about me is a great question. There are many things that could be surprising to learn about me. The one that sticks out the most Is people are really “SHOCKED” that I write poetry. A quick fun fact I had two of my poems published in Robert Morris Egg Magazine while I attended there.

Why Chicago State University

I say Chicago State University because, it gives you a chance to break out of your shell. College can be the bridge between childhood and adulthood. The shift is an opportunity for you to reflect on the person you were in high school, and the adult you want to become. If you silently sat in the back of every class in high school, use your college experience to become more outgoing! If you wish you’d studied more in high school, college is an opportunity for you to hit the books harder. I say Chicago State University because, we’re affordable, we produce smart and creative thinkers determined to make a difference in the world. So, instead of saying why Chicago State University? I’d like to say Why Not Chicago State University? Always remember “Nothing as close, can take you as far, as Chicago State University.”

Best advice for college searching students?

My best advice for college searching students will be to know yourself, be thoughtful, ask for help, practice honesty not perfection, have fun and breathe deeply and often.

Ready to answer questions about:

  • Admission requirements
  • Different programs we offer
  • Different degrees we offer
  • Campus life
  • Rise Academy
  • Honors College