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Arika Tucker

Arika P. Tucker

Director, Admission

An accomplished admission and recruitment professional with two decades of progressive experience in educational settings including Dominican University, DePaul University, University of Illinois at Chicago, and National Louis University, Arika comes to Erikson with a wealth of skills and experience.

Arika has developed and assessed recruitment and yield programs, working collaboratively and cross-departmentally. She has cultivated new pipelines for prospective students through partnerships with local educational and community organizations. She has managed and maintained the daily operations of admission offices, built and nurtured teams, and proactively researched and developed more efficient processes for applicants.

Born in Chicago and raised on the city’s South Side, Arika is family oriented and mother to a 5-year-old daughter. A self-proclaimed introverted extrovert, Arika enjoys home decorating and DIY projects, and reality and true crime television shows. When not at home, Arika loves to travel.