Meet the Admissions Staff

Rebecca Surges


Rebecca Surges
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
(414) 930-3472


  • B.A. Professional Communication & Business, Alverno College
  • M.A. Organizational Development & Adult Education, Alverno College

Favorite part of my job:

Mount Mary University is truly a special place.  I'm passionate about empowering women (of all ages) to pursue their dreams. As a proud graduate of a women's institution, I saw a complete transformation in myself - my confidence, my leadership skills, my ability to collaborate with others and work on a team.  What I love most about my position - I love the diversity of my day-to-day tasks.  I'm constantly working on something new and challenging, in support of our students.

My passion is around education - specifically the education and empowerment of women. 

While fewer than 5% of female college students attend women’s colleges, research shows that:

"Alumnae from women’s colleges have a higher level of satisfaction with their college experience than women attending co-ed institutions. They benefit significantly from an academic environment that acknowledges their collaborative teaching and learning preferences. And they take full advantage of the opportunities to develop their leadership skills and find their voice."​

(Women's College Coalition, 2015)

The best thing about Mount Mary is...

I love Mount Mary's small community of learners.  Faculty and staff genuinely care about our students and their success.  Students are not "just a number" here - you won't get lost in the crowd.  Mount Mary is one of approximately 46 women's colleges remaining in the country.  What a special place!

In Milwaukee, you have to check out...

Pizzeria Piccola in the Village of Wauwatosa has the best pizza around!  You must try the bread knots ... 

What does "Mount Mary Creates" mean to you?

Mount Mary students are prepared to pursue their chosen career path.  Students leave here with skills necessary to find a job.  They are problem-solvers, creative thinkers, and strong female leaders within the community.