Get to Know - Gabriel Hernández Acosta

Ever want to know more about your fellow Iowa ACAC members? Our regular Get to Know You articles are here to help you do just that!  Learn a little about one of our "star" (literally) members, Gabriel Hernández Acosta.

What is your job title?

Associate Director of Enrollment Operations at Mount Mercy University

Best part of your job?

Being able to help our counselors get better connected to our potential students and being able to focus on specific processes that make a student's journey as simple as possible.

How long have you been involved with Iowa ACAC? What has been your involvement in the past?

I’ve been involved for a little over 5 years now. I’ve been involved with the Inclusion, Access, and Success Committee since its early beginning.

What is your favorite memory from your time with Iowa ACAC?

My favorite memory was being awarded the Rising Star and getting to see how much of an impact Admissions Counselors make on students. (Editor's Note: Gabriel received the Rising Star award in May 2018)


Advice for anyone newer to the world of higher ed?

Say yes to the opportunities that come your way and ask questions to those that have been around. Learn as much as you can and use those opportunities, that will come, to help you grow.

What else should we know about you?

I’m currently a DACA recipient and love to do some graphic design freelancing on the side. I try to stay busy and involved within the community and help my community understand that higher ed can be affordable and what options they have.

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