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Who Is My Admission Counselor?

Find your enrollment counselor and begin your journey at Bentley University! We know that choosing a college is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. So we want to make sure you have all the information you need to make the choice that’s right for you. Our admission counselors are available to talk or answer questions, so feel free to reach out if there’s anything we can do to make your college search easier.

If you want to know which admission counselor you'll be working with, enter your Zip Code or the name of your Country below.  If you need more guidance, please contact us

Emma Brown
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission

Favorite Bentley Moment: My favorite moments are in the month of April when admitted students come to campus and we can see in their faces that they have found their home for the next four years. The college process can be very stressful so seeing families celebrate the decision is exciting.

Kristen Gallant
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission

Favorite Bentley Moment: One of my favorite events on campus is our Fall Open House. It’s exciting to see prospective students and their families take part in this exciting event that showcases all of what Bentley has to offer!

Clare Gallogly
Senior Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission

Favorite Bentley Moment: Our panels for prospective students are one of my favorite events hosted by Undergraduate Admission. In this informal setting, interested students can ask questions to current students and get the inside scoop on life at Bentley.

Karen Karidoyanes
Director, Undergraduate International and Transfer Admission
Native Greek Speaker & Intermediate in Spanish

Bentley Advice: After over 30 years working in international education, each interaction with an International student continues to bring a learning experience for me. I oversee Bentley’s international admission and encourage prospective students to challenge themselves both inside and outside of the classroom.

Shatasia Kearse
Senior Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission

Bentley Advice: My advice for students looking for the right college is to look at the admission counselors’ bios and talk to them during our visit. Every counselor has their own experience to share!

Donna Kendall
Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Dean of Undergraduate Admission

Favorite Bentley Moment: I enjoy serving pancakes at midnight to hungry students prior to final exams at the semi-annual Breakfast By Moonlight, sponsored by the Residence Hall Association. I have never seen so many pancakes consumed in such a short period of time. And the students all have a blast connecting with each other before they buckle down to study.

Lihuan Lai
Associate Director of Admission, Asia
Native Cantonese, Mandarin & Hakka speaker

Bentley Advice: Take advantage of virtual student chats or webinars if you cannot come visit campus. It’s a great way to learn about Bentley students and their experiences! We also offer Skype interviews as well. It is a good chance for you to tell us more about you!

Jake Mulvey
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission

Bentley Advice: Take your time while filling out the application and make sure that you have a counselor or teacher review your essay. Also, if you feel that you cannot convey everything that you would like to on the application itself, do not hesitate to send along a resume with your application.

Susan Ohnemus-Hogan
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission

Favorite Bentley Moment: Convocation for the new students. All new students meet in one large group and are welcomed by the President and faculty. It is a great way to start your life at Bentley!

Sara Rathbun
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission
Transfer students with last names beginning A-L

Bentley Advice: Always try to visit each school you’re applying to in order to get a sense of the campus community and if it’s a good fit for you.

Tom Savageau
Senior Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission

Favorite Bentley Event: Our Fall Open House and Admitted Student Day in the Spring! Seeing all of our faculty, staff, and students come together and showcase what Bentley has to offer is so exciting.

Mario Silva-Rosa
Director of Undergraduate Admission
Native Spanish Speaker; Intermediate in Portuguese

Bentley Advice: I have always been excited about meeting new people and developing relationships along the way. I like the fact that Bentley University has been a great conduit for many current students and alums alike to grow intellectually and personally while becoming thoughtful citizens and great contributors in our world. A piece of great advice that I can share with you is: Visit. You will not regret it.

Joseph Spero
Senior Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission

Favorite Bentley Event: My favorite event by far is Admitted Student Day. Not only is this the day when faculty, staff and current students come together to congratulate all of the admitted students on their hard work and achievements, but we are also welcoming them to the Bentley Community! 

Viviana Suavita
Sr. Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission
Native Spanish Speaker

Bentley Advice: If you can, start your college search process junior year. You will be surprised how quickly senior year comes and how busy it will be. Start researching or simply looking early. By the time fall comes, you want to have an organized list of schools you’re applying to and, hopefully, visiting if you haven’t already. Listen to your gut! As cliche as it may sound, you will know when a school is a good fit for you.

Diana Sunder
Assistant Director of Admission

Bentley Advice: Use your college essay as a space to really tell us who you are! Tell us a story about something that fascinated you, confused you, or frustrated you. What is your most daring goal or future you see for yourself?

Kyle Wilson
Associate Director of Transfer Admission
Transfer Students with last names beginning with M-Z

Bentley Advice: As a potential transfer student, it’s never too early to start a conversation. We are here to answer any questions you may have on the transfer process – just reach out to us!

Elizabeth Zec
Assistant Director of Admission

Bentley Advice: Begin the college search process early. Finding your perfect place won’t happen overnight. Use the admission counselors to help, that is what we are here for!

Office of Undergraduate Admission

Academic Year Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Summer Hours: Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Phone: +1(781)-891-2244; +1(800)-523-2354
Fax: +1(781)-891-3414