Skyler Adams

Associate Director
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Skyler Adams is the associate director of admissions and works regionally in Chicago, where he oversees Hope’s Chicagoland recruitment, as well as recruitment efforts in Colorado, Missouri and Kansas. He worked in the Admissions Office at Hope from 2013–2015, and returned in March, 2020. Skyler is also a member of Hope’s multi-cultural recruitment team and serves as the office liaison for community-based organizations.


  • Master of science (MS) in Higher Education Administration and Policy, Northwestern University
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, Hope College

Professional Experience

After leaving Hope in 2015, Skyler worked as the coordinator of recruitment, marketing and college relations for Hope's affiliate program, Chicago Semester. He left in 2017 and worked for three years in the Office of Undergraduate Admission at Northwestern University, most recently as assistant director.

Awards & Recognition

Skyler received a Service Excellence Award during his time at Northwestern for his work with community-based organizations. He also conducted research and presented on staff retention in admissions offices during his time at Northwestern.

Why I love Hope

Hope College is a place that truly meets you where you are. During his time as a student, Skyler was able to explore all of his passions and interests without having to sacrifice the things that were essential to his identity. He was heavily involved in music, theater and service — all while pursuing his English degree. Hope is the perfect trifecta: amazing location, community and opportunity. This place is home to him.

Outside the College

Skyler is an avid runner and has completed two marathons and four half-marathons. He is also a musician — he plays the drums, piano and bass. He loves living in the city and all that comes with it — exploring restaurants, theater and local music. Finally, he loves going on long walks with his two dogs, Melo and Arequipe, and his partner, Rocio.    

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Skyler Adams

Phone Number616.395.7850

Bekkering Admissions Office 69 East 10th Street Holland, MI 49423
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