John Milas joined the iSchool on December 13 as an office support specialist for enrollment management. In this role, he processes graduate student applications and assists prospective students with the application process.
Prior to joining the iSchool, Milas worked on campus as an office support specialist within the School of Chemical Sciences. He served four years in the United States Marine Corps before earning his BA in creative writing from the University of Illinois and MFA in fiction writing from Purdue University.
"As a lifelong Champaign resident and alumnus of the university, I've had the chance to meet and befriend several iSchool students over the years, and I’m thrilled to now be working here in support of current and future students," he said. "I remember how it felt when I was applying to graduate programs, and I'm happy to be on the other side of the fence and in a position to help students."
Outside of work, Milas is an author whose first novel, The Militia House, will be published soon (visit his website to read some of his work). He also enjoys reading, watching baseball, playing trivia, and listening to podcasts.