Jenn Paar Gross
Midwest Regional Director of Admission
As a native Illinoisan, I am fortunate to be regionally based in the midst of my Midwest states in the Northwestern Chicagoland area. This allows me the unique opportunity to stay connected with the area high school counselors and the prospective students and their families on a more personal level. I am originally from Illinois and a Midwesterner through and through. I have the privilege of representing DU in the states of Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri. I have over 25 years of admission experience in the Midwest and have worked with many high schools guidance counselors for a number of years. I return to campus 4 – 5 times a year and I might even see you at one of our Friday@DU or Pioneer Days Programs.
The University of Denver is an exciting place! I love seeing what our students accomplish in their time at DU. There are very few medium-sized, private universities that can offer so many amazing opportunities to their students. Students can study abroad, complete undergraduate funded research, explore the wonderful city of Denver and don't forget waking up each morning to the view of the majestic Rocky Mountains.
I graduated from Coe College in Iowa with a B.A. in Art. While at Coe, I had a work study position in the Admission Office and loved it. I am active in the Illinois and Minnesota Associations for College Admission Counseling and the National Association for College Admission Counseling. I enjoy assisting students and their families with the college admission process. When I have free time, I enjoy concerts, crafts or a game of golf. My golfing motto is "The more times you hit the ball, the more you get for your money."
P.S. - Did you know that Denver has over 300 days of sunshine a year, snow typically melts by noon, and there is very little humidity and no mosquitoes?