• We are here to help

    Gannon University's Office of Admissions assigns every prospective student an enrollment advisor based on your geographic location. Your enrollment advisor is your personal connection to Gannon, and is happy to answer your questions by phone, email, instant message or in person.

  • Camillo

    Tom Camillo

    Title: Director, Undergraduate Admissions
    Phone: 814-871-7413
    Email: camillo001@gannon.edu

    I am the proud father of two and enjoy living vicariously through their activities and accomplishments. Daily walks with the family dog are a must but when time allows, I enjoy running and bike rides. I am blessed to work at such a great institution and even more so with a great group of colleagues in the Office of Admissions who always have students best interests in mind. The people at Gannon are special and genuine and that is something that students quickly learn to value as they grow into the community. My advice is to never not ask a question that's on your mind as you go through the college search process. We're here to help and can't wait to talk with you!

    Area of focus

    PA counties of Beaver and Butler; Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

    Dawn Casler

    Title: Regional Recruiter
    Phone: 814-722-1936
    Email: casler002@gannon.edu

    I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio Northern University and my Master in Science degree from University of Dayton. I’m married and enjoy summer living on Lake Erie as well as the practice of Bikram Yoga. My favorite thing about Gannon is the urban location that will supplement your classroom experience by learning how to apply your education to real world challenges. A piece of advice from Mother Teresa, “Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. GIVE THE BEST YOU’VE GOT ANYWAY”.

    Area of focus

    Central, Southern and Western, OH; Indiana; Illinois; Michigan; Wisconsin
    Luke Frigon

    Luke Frigon

    Title: Admissions Counselor
    Phone: 814-871-5759
    Email: frigon001@gannon.edu

     I am a graduate of Gettysburg University and just joined the Gannon family in August 2018. My favorite part about Gannon is the close relationships you can enjoy on campus. Whether professors, students, or colleagues, GU is full of friendly faces! In my spare time, I am a historical consultant, an avid reader, and love the outdoors! My advice for prospective GU students: visit campus! You’ll never truly know Gannon until you experience it firsthand, and visiting is an easy way to ensure just that!

    Area of focus

     Eastern, OH; New England States
    Kasey Jerioski

    Kasey Jerioski

    Title: Admissions Counselor
    Phone: 814-871-7409
    Email: jerioski001@gannon.edu

     I am a recent graduate of Penn State Behrend and a new member of the Gannon admissions team. My favorite thing about Gannon is how inviting all of the faculty and current students are to new faces on campus – the energy is contagious. Personally, I love spending time with my family such as going to the park with my Shepski, Odin, watching “Chuggington” with my baby nephews, and building anything out of Legos with my boyfriend of 6 years. My biggest piece of advice for incoming students would be to “take a deep breath”. Don’t spend your time worrying about the little things, instead, enjoy each moment as it comes and goes.

    Area of focus

     PA counties of Armstrong, Clarion, Erie, Forest, Indiana, Lawrence and Mercer

    Emily Kleps

    Title: Associate Director
    Phone: 814-871-5818
    Email: kleps002@gannon.edu

    I was born and raised in St. Marys, PA before making my way to the Erie area almost 21 years ago to attend Gannon. As an undergraduate student, I studied advertising communications and then later earned my Master's Degree in Public Administration. I love the hands-on learning experiences that Gannon offers to our students; which is why I always encourage prospective students to look beyond the classroom when they are researching schools...your overall experience is everything!  I spend my spare time either riding bikes with my son or crafting with my daughter…a true testament to the fact that a mom's hobbies are never their own!

    Area of focus

    PA counties of Cameron, Center, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter; Allegany County, NY

    Lauren Kraynik

    Title: Senior Admissions Counselor
    Phone: 814-871-7411
    Email: kraynik001@gannon.edu

    When I chose Gannon for my undergraduate education, one of my favorite things was the location. I love downtown Erie! It is a great size city, with so much to do! Outside of the office I love spending time with my husband and two young sons. When looking at colleges, my best piece of advice would be to visit, and ultimately choose the school where you feel most comfortable.

    Area of focus

    Chautauqua County, NY; Central and Eastern, NY; Ashtabula County, OH; PA counties of Crawford, Warren and Venango; Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia

    Julie Lapiska

    Title: Associate Director
    Phone: 814-871-7410
    Email: lapiska003@gannon.edu

    I'm originally from Saint Marys, PA, but have never left Erie after proudly graduating from Gannon. Most of my time away from work is spent with my husband and two young boys. My favorite hobby is definitely running. When I can, I'll run at Presque Isle State Park, my favorite place in Erie. Not surprisingly, my favorite place on campus is the Health and Wellness Center - especially in the winters! I love to listen to music and if want to know something unique about me, it's that I like to eat Doritos and peanut butter sandwiches. My advice to all students is to follow your heart!

    Area of focus

    Erie, PA catholic schools, dual enrollment students from Erie, PA
    Luis Salazar Jr.

    Luis Salazar, Jr.

    Title: Admissions Counselor
    Phone: 814-871-7513
    Email: salazar001@gannon.edu

    I am a recent Gannon graduate from Maryland. I love that Gannon University is located in downtown Erie, PA. There is never a dull moment and there’s always something to do. I’m currently pursuing my Masters in Healthcare Administration at GU. When I have free time, I love to go hiking and enjoy photography. I advise all future scholars to visit our campus and to meet our amazing faculty.

    Area of focus

     Central and Eastern, PA; Maryland; District of Columbia

    Lauren Theisen

    Title: Assistant Director
    Phone: 814-871-5563
    Email: theisen008@gannon.edu

    I am a proud Gannon University graduate and I love the sense of community and family that Gannon offers. I also love the Erie area, and when I am not at work, my family and I enjoy taking in all that the city has to offer. If you are considering Gannon, please come visit the campus and talk to the students, staff and faculty so you can have a better idea of what being a student at Gannon University is like.

    Area of focus

    Transfer and Adult students

    Miles Vida

    Title: Associate Director
    Phone: 814-871-5850
    Email: vida002@gannon.edu

    I am originally from the scenic and majestic town of Wakeman, Ohio. As an Ohio native now living in Erie, PA, I keep true to my roots by supporting both the Browns and the Indians. In addition to being a team member in the Office of Admissions, I am a GU alum with a Master's Degree from the School of Education and I coach the men's/women's club volleyball teams. I am a member of several higher education professional organizations and spend my free time watching Doctor Who, playing volleyball/golf with his friends, and attempting to turn my Delorean into a time machine. My favorite things about Gannon are the friendly/helpful people who comprise the campus community and the newly renovated Nash Library. My favorite movies are The Empire Strikes Back and Ghostbusters, my favorite book is Ready Player One and my favorite quote comes from Dr. Robert Doback “Don’t lose your dinosaur”. My piece of advice for prospective students is to visit campus and try to interact with as many people as possible as you explore the opportunities that are available. 

    Area of focus

    PA counties of Allegheny, Greene, Fayette, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland

    Pat Washington

    Title: Senior Admissions Counselor
    Phone: 814-871-7751
    Email: washingt001@gannon.edu

    I am Gannon grad from Niagara Falls, NY. Most of my hobbies revolve around spending time with family. Whether it’s watching a Bills game, wrestling in the living room or playing dress up with my daughters, I stay busy. My favorite thing about GU is the sense of community. Everyone on campus is so connected, it always makes me feel welcome. My best advice to prospective students is to try to enjoy the exploration aspect of the admissions process. While you’ll learn a lot about schools, you learn more about yourself.

    Area of focus

    NY counties of Cattaraugus, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, and Wyoming