The counselors and SIUE admissions staff visited with city leaders at 222 Artisan Bakery in Edwardsville.

EDWARDSVILLE - The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of Admissions hosted nine Chicago-area high school counselors on Friday, April 8, to offer a glimpse of the beautiful campus and an opportunity to meet and converse with Edwardsville community leaders.

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During the visit, Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton, Director of Police Jay Keeven and Economic/Community Development Director Walter D. Williams shared details on the valued partnership between SIUE and the community.

“We are appreciative of our city leaders’ support and dedication to the growth of our University,” said Todd Burrell, director of undergraduate admissions. “This meeting underscored SIUE’s commitment to high-quality learning within and beyond the classroom and outstanding public service.”

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provides students with a high quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live. Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottomland and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 14,000. 

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