Marcia Hanlon


I joined the staff in September 2017. Previously, I was a therapist at North Central College and Director of Counseling Aurora University. As a first-generation college student myself, I understand the challenges of navigating a large university and I enjoy helping first-generation college students overcome obstacles to find confidence and success. I believe there are no "dumb" questions. Only opportunities to learn and grow. In my free time, I enjoy exploring the neighborhoods of Chicago, making art quilts, and spending time with my husband, two sons and brand new daughter-in-law.


MSW, Loyola University-Chicago
BA, University of Illinois-Urbana, Sociology of Sports and Journalism


  • Currently in part-time private practice
  • Former Director of College Access and Success for the Associated Colleges of Illinois (a 33-college consortium, based in Chicago)
  • 8 years - Director of Counseling, Aurora University
  • 12 years - Counselor at North Central College
  • Adjunct professor, teaching Social Work, Human Sexuality and First-Year Experience courses
  • Speaker for several national organizations on the topic of the challenges of first-generation college students

Marcia Hanlon
LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)

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