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Undergraduate Admissions

Christopher Oliver

Christopher Oliver

Title: Transfer counselor
Email: caoliver@vcu.edu
Responsibilities: Undergraduate recruitment and advising
Counselor region: Maryland
High school: Halifax County High School in South Boston, Va.
College: Virginia State University, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

About Undergraduate Admissions

What brought you to VCU?

The academic richness and cultural diversity that VCU possesses

Name three adjectives that describe Undergraduate Admissions.

Professional, caring, diligent

What do you enjoy most about meeting prospective VCU students?

I enjoy the enthusiasm prospective students show when inquiring about VCU and hearing about the dreams they wish to pursue.

What are three things we'll find in your suitcase?

Music, music and more music

Best part of your job:

Interacting and helping prospective VCU students with their aspirations

About me

What don’t most people know about you?

I'm an accomplished pianist/organist.

What are you reading right now?

“Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid,” by Douglas Hofstadter —it's quite thought provoking

What’s your perfect Sunday afternoon?

A Nina Simone record and a good book

What did you want to be when you grew up?

An eye doctor at a world acclaimed hospital

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