Ryan Cockerill

Dean of Admissions

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Office:Wakefield Hall 1st Floor
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Earned and Honorary Degrees

MA Northern Illinois University, Communication Studies
BS Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Speech Communication


I grew up in the Quad Cities (Illinois) and briefly lived in both southern and central Illinois. I also spent twenty-plus years working in college admission within the Chicago suburbs.

Why Northland?

I am very attracted to Northland's mission and identity—a true liberal arts school with a foundation in conservation/sustainability.


Hiking, cheesecake, kayaking, science fiction films, donuts, Nick Hornby and Margaret Atwood novels, road trips, early 80s British bands, environmental causes and trying to raise a young adult male human.