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Meet the Admission Team

Whether you're a career builder or career changer, an established leader or an emerging one, Bentley is where top business students from around the world get the skills they need to build the careers they imagine. The Graduate Admission team is here to get you to that outcome, by helping you discover which program is right for you and aiding you as you go through the application process.

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Glisery Colón
Glisery Colón
Director

Glisery Colón, Director of Graduate Admission for Bentley University has been a part of our community since 2016.  She has over 20 years of professional experience in higher education.  Originally, from Boston MA, she spent several years in southern CA working at a number of institutions.  Glisery held positions serving as a Director, recruiting students for Architecture, Design, Business, and Leadership programs.  As an adjunct instructor, she has taught Personal & Professional Development courses.  Glisery holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fisher College in Boston, MBA from Woodbury University in Burbank, CA and Bentley University’s Advanced Graduate Studies with a focus in Marketing Analytics.

Gordon Berridge
Gordon Berridge
Senior Associate Director

Gordon Berridge joined the Graduate Admission team at Bentley University in October 2013. He has close to 20 years of higher education admission experience. His previous positions included roles such as Director of Admission and Director of Recruitment at several higher educational institutions around the New England region. Gordon is an alumni of Bentley University’s McCallum Graduate School of Business, earning his M.B.A. with a concentration in leadership.  He also holds a B.S. in Communication from Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. 

Alyssa Orlando
Alyssa Orlando
Associate Director

Alyssa joined the Graduate Admission team at Bentley in October 2018. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., she has worked in graduate admission and marketing since 2014 and currently serves as secretary for the New England chapter of NAGAP, the leader in graduate enrollment management. Alyssa holds a B.A. in journalism from Ithaca College, an M.A. in higher education from Boston College, and is currently completing her dissertation for a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

Meili Jin
Meili Jin
Senior Assistant Director

Meili joined the Graduate Admission team at Bentley in March 2019. Prior to joining Bentley's Grad Admission team, she worked in international students admission operations for five years. She is originally from China and came to the US in 2009 as an international student, and received both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Northeastern University in Boston of Massachusetts. She is currently working on her Part-Time MBA with Business Analytics concentration at Bentley. She speaks English, Chinese, and Korean. 

Michelle Wang
Michelle Wang
Senior Assistant Director

Michelle joined the Graduate Admissions team at Bentley in October 2021. She is originally from Beijing, China. She received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland College Park and a Master’s degree from Duke University. Prior to joining Bentley, she had worked in undergraduate admissions for five years, deeply involved in student recruitment and the development of partnership programs.

Eric Pulley
Eric Pulley
Assistant Director

Eric joined the Bentley graduate admission team in October 2021. He has worked in higher education for the past five years working at the University of Maryland in a number of roles.  He served as an Admission Counselor, Assistant Director of Tuition Planning and Adjunct Instructor.  Before his career in higher education, his career was in hospitality management. Eric currently holds a B.B.A in Management Information Systems and certificate in Entrepreneurship from the University of the District of Columbia, and both an M.S. in Information Systems and Services and a graduate certificate in Leadership and Management from the University of Maryland Global Campus. He is currently working towards his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at the University of New England.

Ksenia Zotina-Linne
Ksenia Zotina-Linne
Graduate Admission Officer

Originally from Omsk, Russia, Ksenia (Nia) moved to the U.​S.​ eight years ago. As a former international student herself, she is now eager to help Bentley students achieve their academic goals. Before joining Bentley, she held a position as a Designated School Officer supporting prospective international students. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Artistic Sporting Events from Siberian State University of Physical Education & Sports. 

Danielle Naimie
Danielle Naimie
Graduate Admission Officer

A recent graduate of the BA in Psychology and Dance Education at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Danielle was active on campus serving as Chairman for Recruitment, Events and Community Service teams for various clubs and organizations. Danielle spent some time abroad studying Economics and Forensic Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Before joining Bentley, she worked as a Senior Intern of Admissions at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

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