Marquis Hayes

Academic Advising Specialist


Marquis Hayes serves as an Academic Advising Specialist in the Office of Student Affairs and Services at Harris. In this role, he advises students to support them throughout their academic careers and assists them in achieving both their academic and personal goals.

Marquis previously served as a Corps Member and GEAR UP Specialist within the Illinois Student Assistance Committee, where he ensured that grade-school and high-school students were made aware of financial literacy topics. He also prepared them for their futures, no matter what paths they chose. Marquis has also worked within the University of Chicago Office of Financial Aid as an Advisor, Dual Undergraduate/Graduate Counselor, and an Assistant Director. He spent his time with Financial Aid to familiarize himself with topics both within and outside of his office to better assist students and families.

Marquis holds a bachelor’s degree in English with minors in both African American studies and history. He spent a great deal of time researching topics regarding Gwendolyn Brooks' works of poetry.