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    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.

    Admissions Group

  • Camillo

    Tom Camillo

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

    Tom enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children. He also enjoys biking, hiking and kayaking as well as feeding the Office of Admissions and staff with the bounty from his garden.

    Area of focus

    Kleps

    Emily Kleps

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

    Emily is from St. Marys, PA, and is a graduate of Elk County Christian High School. Emily graduated from Gannon in 2001 with a B.A. in Advertising and in 2009 with a Master of Public Administration degree. She loves the Pittsburgh Steelers, dogs, camping and Mexican food. But above all else, she loves spending time and getting into mischief with her children.

    Area of focus

    Lapiska

    Julie Lapiska

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

    Julie is a native of St. Mary's, PA, where she attended Elk County Catholic High School, and a 2005 graduate of Gannon University with a degree in Psychology. Julie is a loyal Pittsburgh Steelers fan whose interests include volleyball, running, and playing practical jokes on her Admissions co-workers.

    Area of focus

    Erie County, Dual Enrollment
    Goble

    Mike Goebel

    Title: Senior Enrollment Advisor
    Phone: 814-871-7513
    Email: goebel002@gannon.edu

    Mike is originally from Willoughby, Ohio where he attended Willoughby South High School. He has a Bachelor’s in Communication and a Master’s in Rehabilitative Science. Mike joined Gannon’s Admissions in February 2009. Prior to joining Admissions, Mike lived on campus and has several years experience working in Gannon University’s Office of Student Living. As a former mascot, he loves college sports and traveling. Mike enjoys country music and anything Disney.

    Area of focus

    Northwestern PA, Central PA, Erie County Diocesan Catholic High Schools (non-Erie city), Southeastern OH, Northeastern US, Southeastern US, Midwestern US
    kraynik

    Lauren Kraynik

    Title: Senior Enrollment Advisor
    Phone: 814-871-7411
    Email: kraynik001@gannon.edu

    Lauren is from Cranberry Twp., PA and is a graduate of Seneca Valley Senior High School. Lauren graduated from Gannon in 2008 with a degree in business management. She loves spending time with family and friends and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the summer you will most likely find her poolside with a good book.

    Area of focus

    Eastern PA, Western Ohio, MI, Northeast IN, Eastern (Atlantic) US, Online Recruitment (i.e. College Week Live)
    Theisen

    Lauren Theisen

    Title: Assistant Director, Center for Adult Learning
    Phone: 814-871-5563
    Email: theisen008@gannon.edu

    Area of focus

    Transfers, Re-Admissions, Adult Students (first-time in college, non-degree)
    Vida

    Miles Vida

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

    Miles is originally hails from the scenic town of Wakeman, Ohio. He has a bachelor's degree in Communications/Mass Media from THE Ohio State University and has recently completed his Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Gannon University. Miles is a member of several higher education professional organizations and spends his free time watching TV and playing volleyball.

    Area of focus

    Southwest PA (Allegheny, Somerset and Westmoreland counties), Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands
    Washington

    Pat Washington

    Title: Senior Enrollment Advisor
    Phone: 814-871-7751
    Email: washingt001@gannon.edu

    Pat is originally from Buffalo, NY where he attended high school at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute. He was a student at Gannon where he played basketball and studied business. Pat graduated in 2009 with a degree in business administration. His hobbies include playing basketball, watching sports, playing video games, watching sunsets and hanging with his friends.

    Area of focus

    New York
    Ernes

    Emily Ernes

    Title: Enrollment Advisor
    Phone: 814-871-7409
    Email: ernes001@gannon.edu

    Emily is originally from Geneva, Ohio, and is a graduate of Geneva High School. In 2011, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Denison University. Before coming to Gannon, she worked at a mentoring program in Washington, DC and taught English in Cordova, Spain. She has traveled to fifteen different countries and walked the 500-mile Camino de Santiago across northern Spain. Her hobbies include biking, hiking, reading and playing tennis.

    Area of focus

    Northeast OH
    Churman

    Kyle Churman

    Title: Enrollment Advisor
    Phone: 814-871-5759
    Email: churman001@gannon.edu

    Kyle is originally from Latrobe, PA and graduated from Greater Latrobe Sr. High School. Kyle earned his BA in History from Gannon University in 2010 and his MA in History from Ohio University in 2013. While a student at Gannon, Kyle was active in the Student Government Association, played club hockey, and was a Gannon Guide. Kyle is excited to be back home working at his alma mater. Go Knights!

    Area of focus

    Southwest PA (Armstrong, Blair, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence and Washington counties)
    Santasieri

    Paul Santasieri

    Title: Regional Recruiter
    Phone: 814-871-1939
    Email: santasie001@gannon.edu

    Paul is a former guidance counselor that resides in New Jersey. Paul is an avid runner and is ambitious in his work in promoting Gannon to those that reside in the Atlantic states.

    Area of focus

     Eastern PA, DC, MD, NJ
    Casler

    Dawn Casler

    Title: Regional Recruiter
    Phone: 814-871-1936
    Email: casler002@gannon.edu

    Dawn is a native Ohioan who enjoys the outdoors, particularly the summer months along the shores of Lake Erie. Dawn resides in Ohio and travels throughout the state as well as neighboring areas in Indiana in Michigan promoting Gannon.

    Area of focus

    Central, Southern and Western OH; Fort Wayne, IN; Detroit, Saginaw and Flint MI