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Recruitment and Admission Staff


Akua Kankam

Assistant Director of Recruitment

Phone: 773.371.5523


Akua is a Chicago native and is a current Tolton Scholar in the Master of Divinity program at CTU. She is grateful for the Augustus Tolton Lay Pastoral Ministry Program, the academically strenuous faculty, and supportive staff here at CTU. In her spare time, she serves as a cantor at her parish and volunteers with the Archdiocese.  Akua is also a participant in the Lay Ecclesial Ministry program with the Archdiocese of Chicago.

As the Recruitment and Admissions Associate for CTU, she is responsible for informing people about CTU and recruiting individuals who are looking for a holistic theological experience grounded in the traditions of the Catholic Church. Akua helps potential students negotiate the application process from first inquiry to enrollment and works diligently with fellow staff to ensure any questions regarding the application process are handled concertedly and efficiently.  Those discerning CTU as their next educational institution should consider Akua a viable resource who can assist with the decision making process. If you would like to ask questions about CTU, set up an appointment, or need assistance with CTU applications, click here

Mimi Mateene

Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial  Aid

Phone: 773.371.5451


Mimi Mateene is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa. She has lived in Chicago for fourteen years now. Mimi first came to the States as a student and earned her Bachelors of Arts from Pine Manor College in Massachusetts.  After graduation, she returned to Chicago and was hired at Catholic Theological Union as the Assistant to the Registrar. During her time at CTU, Mimi earned her Master’s in Public Service at DePaul University.

Mimi currently serves as the Financial Aid Associate at CTU. In this capacity, she maintains records of scholarship and loan disbursements. She interacts regularly with prospective, admitted, and enrolled students by providing oversight of CTU’S financial aid application and awarding process, in addition to supporting the overall administrative tasks of the Enrollment Management department.