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Hayden Dentinger


Assistant Director of Admission Visits

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Contact Information

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301



Hayden Dentinger serves as the Assistant Director of Admission Visits for the College of Arts & Sciences. In his role, Hayden is responsible for the direct management of the Admission Ambassador Program, as well as the virtual and in-person visit programs. He also assists with the recruitment of scholar-athletes to Willamette University.

Hayden received a Bachelor's degree in Planning, Public Policy, and Management from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Collegiate Information and Visitors Services Association (CIVSA) and the Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC). 

Why Willamette?

I am incredibly fond of the community that exists amongst staff, faculty, and students at Willamette. It's a place where everyone works to encourage, support, and spur each other in their academic and extracurricular involvements.

Favorite High School or College Class or Subject?

My favorite class in college was Elementary Discrete Mathematics. I particularly enjoyed learning how to count various subsets in the weirdest way possible.

Something You Learned in College You Still Use?

My policy analysis classes taught me to assess various stakeholder opinions to determine which option provided the greatest net benefit. This has benefited me in my career, by helping me to understand the perspectives of different individuals when making decisions.

Memorable/Favorite High School or College Co- Curricular Activity

My favorite co-curricular activity in college was working with our Orientation Office to provide campus tours to a huge variety of prospective students.

Proudest Accomplishment to Date

My proudest accomplishment to date is being named as a Stamps Scholar in 2017.

Favorite Book

The Alchemist, Paulo Coehlo

Willamette University

Office of Admission

Salem Campus

Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6303 voice
1-844-BEARCAT toll free
503-375-5363 fax
503-375-5383 TDD