LeeAnn is thrilled to join the VanderCook community. She grew up in the Midwest, mostly in Pittsburgh, PA and then Medina, OH. She attended the University of Dayton in Dayton, OH where she graduated with a degree in Psychology and then completed her Masters degree in Higher Eduation at Loyola University Chicago.
Prior to working at VanderCook, LeeAnn worked in Undergraduate Admissions at Western Illinois University. As Director of Admissions at VanderCook, LeeAnn guides students through the application and admission process. LeeAnn also serves as a liaison between VanderCook and IIT Housing, working to make sure that VanderCook students have a positive campus experience.
LeeAnn enjoys spending time with her husband, one-year-old son, and Siberian Husky. She likes watching football (especially the Pittsburgh Steelers), waterskiing, camping, cooking, reading, and cross-stitching. Although she took piano lessons growing up, she has a lot to learn about music and looks forward to learning from the faculty, students, and other staff at VanderCook. You can contact LeeAnn at (312) 788 - 1120
Andrew Watson is the newest member of the VanderCook family and will be working as the admissions liaison. No stranger to VanderCook, Andrew’s ties to the College go back to his high school days at Hoffman Estates High School under the direction of Mr. Bob Erickson. Andrew and his classmates would attend the Day of Percussion Festival year after year. The experience left a memorable impression on Andrew and music went on to be a tremendous part of his career goals.
"Music has allowed me to meet some amazing people, and see some amazing places. I've been able to travel the world, and even had most of my college tuition paid for through a music scholarship."
Andrew graduated from Monmouth College with a degree in music performance. Andrew decided that he wanted to get into college admissions "to help people find their path in life". His two great passions crossed paths again when he discovered an opening for the recruiter position at VanderCook. Andrew is an energetic, articulate, and talented young man ready to meet any student who has identified or is thinking of music as a possible career path.
If you know a student who demonstrates the traits of a successful future music educator, please encourage them to contact Andrew Watson. You can contact Andrew at (312) 788 - 1126.