Ariel McWillie joined the Office of Residence Life in September 2019 as an Area Hall Director for Patterson and Ward Residence Halls. Ariel received her Bachelor of Science degree in Apparel Merchandising at Indiana University Bloomington. During her time at Indiana University, Ariel realized she had a passion for education and working with students from various backgrounds. Ariel decided to change career paths and pursued a career in higher education and student affairs. In June 2019, Ariel graduated from DePaul University and received her Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education.
Ariel has previously worked at institutions such as The John Marshall Law School, DePaul University, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Indiana University Bloomington. In these roles, Ariel received valuable experience working with Living Learning Communities, academic programs, first generation students, low income students, and underrepresented groups. Ariel has a passion for student success and wants to continue to work on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives on campus. As a Naperville native, Ariel is eager to positively impact the lives of students in Higher Education and Student Affairs at North Central College.