Daesha Hordge

Senior Assistant Director of Admission
Daesha Hordge

Hometown: Chesterfield, Virginia

Education: B.A., Business Administration and Marketing, Mary Baldwin University

Favorite TV show to binge watch? It’s a split tie between New Girl and Schitt’s Creek!

Favorite RVA restaurant? Casa del Barco on Canal Walk

Biggest travel-related phobia? Being parked on I-95 because of traffic!

Favorite music genre? 90’s R&B! Such a vibe!

Favorite person/celebrity to follow on social media? Snoop Dog

Do you have a favorite spot on campus?

The Well-Being Center! I absolutely love the new Himalayan Salt therapy room. As soon you walk in you can literally feel the peace in the room. There are other peaceful places and helpful self-care tips across the center.

If you could take any class at UR, what would it be?

I would love to take a ballet class! I use to do ballet in my younger years. I would love to see if I still had a few chaine turns still left in me.

If you could go back to college and major in a different subject, what would you pick? Why?

If I could go back I would still pick Business Marketing but I would add on and double major in Leadership studies. The idea of being able to study the past, present, and future leaders and the relationship to that time period fascinates me! Ultimately, leadership studies would help me process what type of leader I am in my own community and grow that relationship within my community.

What is one piece of advice you’d give students for the college search/application process?

Do your research and use the resources that are available to you. This includes your high school counseling staff, the college or university admissions staff, the admissions webpages on the internet, etc. This is truly to your benefit. Your questions and answers are there, you just have to seek it. And remember, no question is too big or too small!