Ian Hippensteele

Online Admissions Coach

For interest in the following colleges:

  • Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
  • WVU School of Nursing
  • WVU School of Public Health
  • Social Work

My goal is to make continuing your education the best experience. From the point of inquiry to program acceptance, I’ll be here every step of the way. WVU has so many online opportunities, and I feel confident that together we can choose the path that’s meant for you. Currently, I support students taking programs in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Schools of Nursing and Public Health. Feel free to contact me between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or via email to learn more.

“My background is in higher education, so I really enjoy supporting students throughout their academic, career, and life journeys. It’s exciting to be welcomed into the Mountaineer family and I can’t wait for students to experience that.”

A Little Bit About Me

I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, but I have lived all over the country since coming to the mainland for college. In college I studied Psychology and Sociology, and I went on to earn my Master’s in Social Work.

One thing I’d like prospective students to know: Ask, ask, ask! It’s OK to ask for help, clarification, or anything else you need. Everyone at WVU is here to help!

Best advice I’ve been given and continue to use today: Make the best decision you can with the information available to you at the time, do your best, and be thankful for the learning experiences you collect along the way.

What I like to do when I’m not working: I enjoy staying active and exploring the great outdoors through running, bicycling, and hiking. I’m also an avid comic book fan and I am always seeking out new recommendations for Sci-Fi and Fantasy novels.

My go-to snack: Nature Valley Oats and Honey bars—impossible to eat without making a huge crumbly mess, but it’s worth it.