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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.

  • Tom Camillo

    Tom Camillo
    Director, Undergraduate Admissions

    Phone: 814-871-7413
    Text: 814-257-4661
    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

    Pennsylvania Counties: Armstrong, Beaver, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Indiana, Jefferson and McKean.

    Additional Areas: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

    Liaison for Schuster Patron of the Arts Scholarship and Memorial Music Award applications. Tuition Exchange and CIC admissions representative.

    Dawn Casler Advisor

    Dawn Casler
    Regional Recruiter

    Phone: 814-722-1936
    Text: 814-245-3173
    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

    Ohio (travel)

    Additional Areas: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin

    Max Kerr

    Maxwell Kerr
    Admissions Counselor

    Phone: 814-871-7513
    Text: 814-281-8537
    kerr019@gannon.edu

    I am an Erie, PA native and a Gannon Alum! I graduated in 2019 and during my time at Gannon I was a member of the men’s basketball team, involved in Greek life, and studied Philosophy. I am currently working toward my Master’s in Strategic Communication here at GU. I love playing guitar and shootin’ hoops but my absolute favorite thing to do is pass the time with my son Steven. You can be sure to find us at Bayview Park playing hide and seek just five blocks from campus. Do what moves you!

    Area of focus

    Erie County (Pennsylvania)

    Eastern Pennsylvania and PA counties: Adams, Bedford, Blair, Bradford, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Wyoming and York

    Additional Areas: District of Columbia and Maryland

    Emily Kleps

    Emily Kleps
    Associate Director

    Phone: 814-871-5818
    Text: 814-212-4716
    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

    Pennsylvania Counties: Crawford and Mercer

    Lauren Kraynik

    Lauren Kraynik
    Senior Admissions Counselor

    Phone: 814-871-7411
    Text: 814-257-3568
    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

    Pennsylvania Counties: Forest, Venango and Warren

    New York Counties: Chautauqua, Cattaraugus,  Southern and Southeastern NY

    Additional Areas: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia

    Nathan Kujan

    Nathan Kujan
    Admissions Counselor

    Phone: 814-871-7751
    Text: 814-205-9245
    kujan001@gannon.edu

    I am a recent graduate of Capital University with my Bachelors of Arts in Exercise Science.  The first thing I noticed about Gannon is how welcoming the campus is.  The moment you step onto campus you are invited to be involved in the community, especially through the many clubs or organizations that are on campus.  Ask me about anything Disney or sports related and I probably know the answer.  Some other hobbies that I have include collecting many different Disney and Star Wars Vinylmations.  Of which I have about 50.  One piece of advice I tell people about picking a college is to find the one that you can see yourself at for the next 4 years.  

    Area of focus

    Northeast NY and Western NY Counties: Cuyuga, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates

    Julie Lapiska

    Julie Lapiska
    Associate Director

    Phone: 814-871-7410
    Text: 814-247-0128
    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, Pennsylvania:  Catholic schools and dual enrollment students

    Lauren Theisen

    Lauren Theisen
    Associate Director

    Phone: 814-871-5563
    Text: 814-257-3996
    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

    Miles Vida
    Associate Director

    Phone: 814-871-5850
    Text: 814-257-3890
    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

    Pennsylvania Counties: Allegheny, Greene, Fayette, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland