Jana Willan, M.Ed.

Director of Admission

Jana Willan


Jana Willan serves as the College’s director of admission, supporting the recruitment and enrollment of all incoming students to the institution.


  • M.Ed., Higher Education Administration, Ohio University
  • B.A., English Literature, Ohio University

Summary of Previous Employment

  • Admission Counselor, Hocking College
  • eLearning Financial Aid Specialist, Ohio University
  • Records Management Associate, Ohio University

Fun Facts:

  • Jana grew up in Northern Maine on the other side of a ski hill; she could see Canada from her house!
  • She use to coach the Ohio University synchronized ice-skating team.
  • She has her motorcycle endorsement and loves to ride!


  • Billiards
  • Ice skating
  • Motorcycle riding
  • Reading
  • Playing with dogs
  • Binge-watching Netflix


  • Book: The I Ching, The Divine Comedy, Fahrenheit 451
  • Movie:  The Other Guys, Star Trek, Hot Fuzz
  • TV Show: Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Parks & Rec
  • Musician/Band: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dispatch, Straight No Chaser
  • Food: Chipotle is Life
  • Quote to live by: “When life gives you lemonade, make lemons. Life will be all like, ‘Whaaaat?’” – Phil Dunphy

Who do you look up to the most, and why?

“My parents – equally, but for different reasons. Together they have given me the best guidance and support anyone could ever want or need. I feel truly lucky to have them both in my life.”

What is your favorite thing about Hiram

“I love the physical location of the campus. It is such a beautiful area that is tucked away in the country, yet super close to metropolitan areas. The closeness of the buildings on campus perfectly mirrors the closeness of the students, faculty and staff.”

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