Laurie Riggin

Assistant Director of Transfer Admission
Phone number: 
(708) 524-6469
Dominican University, Northern Illinois University
B.A. in Art History and Italian Studies, M.A. in Art History
Why I work in DU admission: 

In 2003 I left a fast-paced career in advertising to enroll as a full-time, adult student at Dominican University. Over the years I have been fortunate to serve in many roles at Dominican. As an alumna, faculty member, academic advisor, and co-director of several intercultural programs, I have developed and maintained strong relationships with students and with numerous departments across the university. My deep understanding of the Dominican brand – its mission, culture and traditions – and my passion for working with local and international students, make me an excellent fit for the transfer admission position.

Favorite Foods: 

The thin-crust pizza at La Boccaccia on via di Santa Dorotea in Trastevere, Italy; the tapioca gelato at Gelateria Vivoli in Florence, a greasy cheeseburger piled high with grilled onions and avocado, and all types of Japanese cuisine.


Working out, running, adventure sports, falconry, independent and foreign film, international puppet theater.

On a day off I enjoy: 

Playing golf, exploring second-hand bookstores, relaxing with a glass of wine, solitude.

Transfer students (A-M), and international students