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Elizabeth Houlihan

Director, Office of First-Year Initiatives



1200 W. Harrison, 2180 SSB, Chicago IL 60607-7164

Office Phone Voice:

(312) 996-5003



Elizabeth has over 10 years of experience working with youth, adults and families in Chicago communities. Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Human Development from DePaul University. While receiving her degree, Elizabeth worked in the psychology department lab, helping to understand language and the brain. Elizabeth earned her M.Ed. in Youth Development from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the first in her family to earn a master’s degree and was also a first-generation undergraduate college student.

Elizabeth is passionate and dedicated to improving the lives of young adults as well as providing comprehensive services to students in order to promote academic success during their post-secondary experience! She is eager to support students in the transition from high school to college and hopes to see the cohort of 2016 walk on stage to receive their diplomas by 2020!