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The Office of Admission is here to help you through every aspect of the admission process. Since we review applicants by college, we do not have geographic territory assignments. Please feel free to reach out to any of our counselors with your questions.

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Michael Steidel

Dean of Admission
Pronouns: he/him
Hometown: Allentown, PA
College: Carnegie Mellon University
Major: Chemistry

Gregory Edleman

Associate Dean/Director of Admission
Pronouns: he/him
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
College: Saint Vincent College; Carnegie Mellon University
Major: History; Public Management

Miguel Alvarez  I'm First Gen. Are you? logo

Associate Director of Admission
Liaison to ROTC and the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion
Pronouns: he/him
Hometown: Arlington, VA
College: Point Park University; Northeastern University
Major: Political Science; Higher Education Administration
Hablo español

Maria Barnes

Senior Assistant Director of Admission
Pronouns: she/her
Hometown: Butler, PA
College: Westminster College; Robert Morris University
Major: Sociology; Organizational Leadership

Ben Carpenter

Associate Director of Admission
Pronouns: he/him
Hometown: Corry, PA
College: Waynesburg University
Major: Communication

Luigino Croce

Assistant Director of Admission
Pronouns: he/him
Hometown: Mt Lebanon, PA
College: Allegheny College
Major: Psychology, Communications

Gloria Darko  I'm First Gen. Are you? logo

Assistant Director of Admission
Hometown: Bronx, NY
College: Susquehanna University
Major: International Studies

Ellen A. Duran Young

Associate Director of Admission
Pronouns: she/her
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
College: Ohio Wesleyan University; Carnegie Mellon University
Major: Accounting & Economics Management; Public Management

Jordan Elling

Assistant Director of Admission
Pronouns: she/her
Hometown: Washington, PA
College: Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Clemson University
Major: Management; Student Affairs

Jackson Fletcher

Assistant Director of Admission
Pronouns: he/him
Hometown: Sandy Hook, CT
College: Kenyon College
Major: English

Julie Franzetta

Assistant Director of Admission
Pronouns: she/her
Hometown: West Newton, PA
College: Slippery Rock University
Major: Business Management; Student Affairs in Higher Education

Drucella Garcia  I'm First Gen. Are you? logo

Senior Assistant Director of Admission
Pronouns: she/her
Hometown: Youngstown, OH
College: The College of Wooster
Major: Anthropology

Hannah Geyer

Associate Director of Admission
Liaison to the Student Leadership, Involvement, and Civic Engagement Office (SLICE) and the Office of Residential Education
Pronouns: she/her
Hometown: Wyomissing, PA
College: University of Pittsburgh
Major: Psychology; Higher Education Management

Asraiel Harewood  I'm First Gen. Are you? logo

Director of the Office/Senior Project Manager
Pronouns: she/her
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
College: Duke University; Johns Hopkins University
Major: Cultural Anthropology & Education; Educational Studies

Bridget Lavin

Assistant Director of Admission
Pronouns: she/her
Hometown: Manhasset, NY
College: Hamilton College; Harvard Graduate School of Education
Major: Women's & Gender Studies, Theatre; Higher Education

Shannon McCullough

Senior Assistant Director of Admission
Pronouns: he/him
Hometown: New Rochelle, NY
College: Carnegie Mellon University

Justin Mohney  I'm First Gen. Are you? logo

Director of Operations
Pronouns: he/him
Hometown: Kittanning, PA
College: Carnegie Mellon University; Drexel University
Major: Business Administration; Higher Education

Alaire Naedele

Senior Assistant Director of Admission
Pronouns: she/her
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
College: Slippery Rock University; Point Park University
Major: Public Relations; Sport, Art, & Entertainment Management

Christen M. Rose

Assistant Director of Admission
Pronouns: she/her
Hometown: Penn Hills, PA
College: Carlow University
Major: Psychology

Paige Ryan  I'm First Gen. Are you? logo

Assistant Director of Admission
Pronouns: she/her
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
College: North Carolina State University
Major: Spanish Language & Literature
Hablo español

Lauren Savage

Assistant Director of Admission
Pronouns: she/her
Hometown: Saxonburg, PA
College: University of Pittsburgh
Major: Psychology, Social Studies Education