Admissions Meet the Admissions Team

Image of Chris Rouhier Chris Rouhier

Director of Admissions
Phone: 304-243-2106

Years at WU: 11 - I started at WU as a student in 2007 and as an employee in 2011.

Graduate and Professional Studies Programs: Business, Education, and Nursing

BA History and Political Science, Wheeling Jesuit University, 2011
MS Organizational Leadership, Wheeling Jesuit University, 2017

Favorite Aspect of WU: There are always faculty and staff looking out for your best interests. I was able to double major, edit the school newspaper, and participate in research projects - all at the urging of supportive faculty and staff. All of this happens within the context of educational philosophy, which emphasizes academic rigor, the importance of individual students, and service with and among others.

Favorite Spot on Campus: Lundy Lounge - I always seem to bump into current students at this spot when I'm giving tours, and it makes me happy to see them enjoying their time at WU.

Favorite Local Spot: Centre Market - There are so many awesome restaurants and shops in the Market and the surrounding historic district.

Advice for Prospective Students: Don't be afraid to contact your admissions representative with questions or concerns. We love talking about WU and we are always ready to help students through their college search.

Get to Know Me!

Hometown: Wooster, OH

Family: My wife, Sarah (WJU Class of 2013), and two cats, Sweet Pea & Apollo.

Three Words to Describe Yourself: Dedicated, Thoughtful, Passionate

Favorite Academic SubjectsHistory and Political Science

Hobbies: Riding my bike, taking care of my houseplants, and playing with my cats. I also serve Wheeling as a member of the city's Historic Landmarks Commission.

Most Prized Possession: I own an original seat from WesBanco Arena that my friend, artist Jeff Forster,restored for use as a functioning chair.

Favorite Seasonal Activities:
Spring: Walking and biking around Wheeling's Heritage Trail System!
Summer: Attending Wheeling's many summer festivals and events - Challenge Wheeling is a favorite of mine.
Fall: Driving West Virginia's back roads (usually on the way to a college fair) and enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Winter: Reconnecting with friends and family during the holidays.

Favorite Quote: "There are some people who have charm and some people who don't. Guess which type I am. Charm type." - Kevin Malone

Favorite BookMain Street by Sinclair Lewis

Favorite MovieBest in Show