Arts and Sciences Admissions

Kris Surovjak

Kris Surovjak

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

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Carnegie Building
(440) 775-8411

Kris Surovjak

In 1963, my mother watched Simon and Garfunkel perform in Finney Chapel on the Oberlin College campus. They made her cry.

In 2004, I watched Bela Fleck and the Flecktones perform in Finney Chapel on the Oberlin College campus. They made me cry.

Oberlin College has been driving the women of my family to tears for generations... but in a really good way.

So you're looking at Oberlin, that's excellent! As a 1997 graduate of Kenyon College with a B.A. in music I have a great appreciation for the liberal arts education, and in particular, the musical opportunities available at Oberlin College (see crying at Bela Fleck concert above). I found my own road to Oberlin following a four-year stint as an assistant volleyball coach. After completing my masters' degree and deciding to pursue a head coaching position, I knew unequivocally that I wanted to coach smart kids with a passion for learning. Oberlin was the obvious choice. I coached volleyball at Oberlin for four years, and in the summer of 2005 made the transition into admissions.

In my free time, I enjoy playing all manner of sports and games (you might find me scaling the rock wall at the gym), spending time with my niece, Courtney, nephews, Colby, Chance and Carter, and playing with my band, Backbone.


 
Did You Know

Oberlin College has been a leader in improving the enviroinment. The Adam J. Lewis Center for Environmental Studies opened in November 1999. Designed to purify and reuse non-potable wastewater on site, use sustainably grown or produced materials, and eliminate the use of toxic materials, the center has a rooftop photovoltaic array as well as a monitoring system that assesses energy performance levels. The building is intended to be a laboratory that showcases environmentally efficient building technologies and operating systems, and sustainable building techniques. The Lewis Center has won several major architectural awards and has attracted considerable national attention.

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