Meet the Admission Staff

picture of Director of Freshman Admissions Eric Ruiz.

Eric Ruiz, Director
Undergraduate Admissions; 

Coordinator of Multicultural Initiatives
Work: 815-740-5070
Cell/Text: 815-680-5401
Fax: 815-740-5078
Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, parts of Illinois

Eric graduated from USF in 2007 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance and joined the admissions team in the same year. During college, Eric had fun being the man in the mascot suit, Bernie! He also was the vice president of finance for the Student Business Association, a Ministry Staffer and Saints Ambassador. Eric also earned his Master’s of Business Administration from USF. He really enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and staying active. He grew up in Evergreen Park, and now resides in Joliet.


    picture of Admissions Counselor Freshman Admissions Kylie Mussay.

Kylie Mussay, Admissions Counselor
Work: 815-740-5030
Cell: 815-873-6308
Fax: 815-740-5078







Ohio, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, parts of  Indiana and Illinois

Kylie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2014. Since then, Kylie has moved back to her hometown of Lockport to spend time with family. Some of her favorite pastimes include reading, walking her dogs and cooking all the Pinterest recipes she can find.


Eloise Billups, Admission Counselor
Work: 815-740-5091
Cell/Text: 815-306-4688
Fax: 815-740-5078







Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, parts of Illinois

Eloise graduated from the University of St. Francis with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Organizational Management. In 2006, she began working at the USF in the Graduate and Degree Completion Admissions Department as an Admissions Counselor. Prior to joining the admissions team, she worked in Financial Aid Services as a Loan and Scholarship Coordinator. Eloise is currently pursing her Master of Science in Management degree at USF.


Elisabet Miramontes, Admission Counselor
Work: 815-740-3419
Cell/Text: 815-599-1107
Fax: 815-740-5078







California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, parts of Illinois

Elisabet grew up in Cicero, IL and was the first in her family to graduate from a university. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from USF in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal and Social Justice and minor in Spanish, and has been her greatest achievement thus far. Her passion has always been education and community outreach which is very evident not only in her college but also high school years. She was president of Unidos Vamos a Alcanzar (our Latino organization on campus), Co-founder of H.O.U.S.E (established to serve the unprivileged students on campus), mentee for the Student Alumni Mentoring Program, University Success Scholar, member of Delta Epsilon Sigma and Board Member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy County Latino Advisory Board. During her time at University of St. Francis her passion for helping students stemmed with assisting undocumented and DREAMer students and only grew from there, by the end of her college years she knew she wanted to work in higher education. Coming from a family of immigrants it has only propelled and inspired her towards success and hopes to spread that with the student body. Her favorite quotes: “Education is power” and “Si se puede”!

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Rob Morley, Admissions Counselor
International Admissions
Work: 815-740-4282
Fax: 815-740-5078







International students

Rob graduated with a B.A. in Digital Media from DePaul University, where he spent three years as a student worker at the school’s Career Center. Shortly after graduating, Rob pursued an opportunity to teach English at a Catholic university in Bangkok, Thailand. Although the experience was only supposed to last one year, he enjoyed it so much that he extended his stay for an additional six years. While living in Thailand, Rob worked in student recruitment for an international hospitality school and as the Student Recruitment Manager for a British management school. Although he was stationed in Bangkok, work and travel brought him to fourteen different countries in Asia. His experiences abroad gave him a deep appreciation for cultural exchange through international education and inspired him to complete his M.A. in International Relations from Webster University. Rob is once again residing in his hometown of Evergreen Park and is excited to promote the unique opportunities available at USF to students all over the world.


picture of Welcome Center Coordinator Annette Jelinek.

Annette Jelinek
Welcome Center Coordinator

Work: 815-740-3477
Fax: 815-740-5078







Annette has been with the University since March of 1988. She began in the Health Arts Program and joined the Undergraduate Admissions area in 2001. She is a mom to 35 kids ~ the Saints Ambassadors who are her greatest enjoyment at USF! Annette was born and raised in Joliet and is very proud and active in her Croatian heritage.

picture of Welcome Center Assistant Coordinator Emily Ellis.

Emily Ellis
Welcome Center Assistant Coordinator

Work: 815-740-2270
Fax: 815-740-5078







Emily has lived in Joliet for most of her life and graduated from Beloit College in 2008 with a degree in Studio Art and Museum Studies. Emily enjoys baking, reading and spending time with family and friends. She is excited to be a part of the Welcome Center.

Eric Wignall, Vice President
Admissions, Enrollment & Marketing
Work: 815-740-3444







Eric came to USF in 2017 and is a graduate of Indiana State University and the University of Essex. Eric has held staff, faculty, and leadership roles at Ancilla College, Governors State University, Purdue University Calumet, and Valparaiso University.