Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff


Willis Whitesell

Admissions Counselor
Willis Whitesell
Office: Student Enrollment Center
Phone: (239) 280-1656
Fax: (239) 280-2559


Born and Raised: Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.

Alma Mater and Major: Eastern Illinois University; B.A. in English, M.A. in English: Ave Maria School of Law, J.D.

My favorite things about Ave Maria University: daily immersion in a beautiful Catholic Community; conversations with the world-class faculty members at the town café, pub, restaurants and other town gatherings. 

Hobbies and Activities: Being a husband and father takes up nearly all my free time.  However, I also enjoy reading, politics, writing and recording music, swimming, and scuba diving.  

Favorite Book and Movie:  A Man for All Seasons; the Original Rocky Film.