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Admissions Team

Christopher Coons

Christopher Coons 
Vice President of Enrollment Management

Email: ccoons@elmira.edu 
Telephone: (607) 735-1806
Hometown: Binghamton, New York 

Educational background:
Undergraduate college / degree: West Virginia Wesleyan College, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Graduate college / degree: Drexel University, Master of Science in Higher Education

Territorial responsibilities: All territories 

Favorite things about Elmira College: Our students and the campus community! Elmira College students are intelligent, active, engaged, and respectful. Additionally, our faculty and administration are top notch and work collaboratively to invest in our students' successes. There's no doubt about it - Elmira College is a special place! 

Leslie Daloia

Leslie Daloia
Senior Associate Director of Admissions

Email: ldaloia@elmira.edu
Telephone: (607) 735-1739 – office / (607) 738-0973  cell
Hometown: Painted Post, New York

Educational Background:
Undergraduate college / degree: Wells College, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Education
Graduate college / degrees: Elmira College, Master of Science in General Education and Corporate and Community Education

Territorial responsibilities: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming

Favorite thing about Elmira College: Our Gold Key Society! These student tour guides are such a dedicated group of students who love sharing their college experience with families who visit campus. 

Patrick Gillette

Patrick Gillette
Associate Director of Enrollment Operations

Email: pgillette@elmira.edu
Telephone: (607) 735-1736 – office / (607) 857-7784 – cell
Hometown: Waverly, New York

Educational background:
Undergraduate college / degree: Mansfield University, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Music minor 
Graduate college / degree: Elmira College, pursing a Master of Science in Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Management

Office responsibilities: Manage all processing and operations 

Nolan Oxley ’13

Nolan Oxley ’13
Senior Admissions Counselor

Email: noxley@elmira.edu
Telephone: (607) 735-1724 – office / (607) 426-7732 – cell
Hometown: Endicott, New York

Educational background:
Undergraduate college / degree: Elmira College, Bachelor of Science in Speech & Hearing, Theatre minor 
Graduate college / degree: Elmira College, Master of Science in Corporate and Community Education

Territorial responsibilities: The areas of New York State surrounding and including Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, Oneonta and Elmira. 

Favorite things about Elmira College: The more than 90 clubs and organizations our study body can participate in. We have everything from Muggles for Magic to our Ultimate Frisbee Team. Not to mention, we have honor societies and major-specific clubs such as Phi Beta Kappa and L.I.S.P (League of Intern Speech Pathologists). It is super easy to get involved from the first day you step on campus. 

 

Ryan_Schreiber

Ryan Schreiber
Admissions Counselor & International Student Admissions Coordinator 

Email: rschreiber@elmira.edu
Telephone: (607) 735-1724 – office / (607) 483-0210 – cell
Hometown: Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania

Educational background:
Undergraduate college / degree: Westminster College, Bachelor of Arts in History, Political Science minor 

Territorial responsibilities: Transfer ​​students​ and​ Undergraduate Part​-​Time​ students. ​​Also coordinates the enrollment process for all international students.

Favorite things about Elmira College: I am very much a history person and enjoy the cultural enrichment that Elmira has to offer. From the many traditions associated with Elmira College to Mark Twain’s study on the campus, all give a very unique quality to the EC experience. 

Aaron Bushey Hansen

Aaron Bushey-Hansen
Admissions Counselor

Email: abusheyhansen@elmira.edu 
Telephone: (607) 735-1724 – office 
Hometown: Sheldon Springs, Vermont 

Educational background:
Undergraduate college / degree: St. Lawrence University, Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies 
Graduate college / degree: Elmira College, Masters of Science in Corporate and Community Education (Anticipated 2018)
 

Territorial responsibilities: Eastern New York including the North Country, Capital Region, Hudson Valley and Staten Island

Favorite things about Elmira College: Being surrounded by civic-minded and academically-passionate individuals! Elmira College is able to tap into this potential through their academic spaces and co-curricular learning opportunities which fosters the development of responsible global citizens and empowers them to create positive and meaningful change on campus and beyond! 

Troy Gordon

Troy Gordon ’15
Admissions Counselor 

Email: tgordon@elmira.edu
Telephone: (607) 735-1724 – office / (607) 483-5118 – cell
Hometown: Towanda, Pennsylvania

Educational background:
Undergraduate college / degree: Elmira College, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - management and marketing concentration, Economics minor. 

Territorial responsibilities: Northeastern, North Central, and Northwestern Pennsylvania, along with Long Island and NYC – five boroughs

Favorite things about Elmira College: The extensive resources that are available to all Elmira College students.  From day one, all students are provided with valuable resources to aid their success.  Whether it be your academic advisor, first year mentor, admissions counselor, career services team, or other faculty members, there is someone available to help guide you every step of the way. 

Kate Moran

Kate Moran
Regional Director of Admissions, Mid-Atlantic

Email: kmoran@elmira.edu
Telephone: (607) 735-1724 – office / (607) 425-1924 – cell
Hometown: Havertown, Pennsylvania

Educational background:
Undergraduate college / degree: Hendrix College, Bachelor of Arts in Social Development

Territorial responsibilities: Greater Philadelphia, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Florida

Favorite things about Elmira College: Our beautiful campus! What better way to spend four years of your life than living and learning in a community of peers in such an idyllic place?

Aaron Connolly
Regional Director for New England Admissions 

Email: aconnolly@elmira.edu
Telephone: (607) 857-8266 
Hometown: Portland, Maine 

Educational background: 
Undergraduate college/degree: Assumption College ’93, Bachelor of Arts in English, Studio Art minor 

Territorial responsibilities: Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island 

Favorite things about Elmira College: I love that students have Term III to travel domestically or abroad, conduct internships and/or research or stay on campus and take a class. This gives EC students a huge advantage when it is time to compile their resumes and head to grad school or a career.

Bruce Barner
Mid-Atlantic Admissions Recruitment Specialist 

Email: bbarner@elmira.edu 
Telephone: (215) 435-1716
Hometown: Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Educational background:
Undergraduate college/degree: Lynchburg College, Bachelor of Arts and Teacher Certification
Graduate college/degree: Villanova University, Master of Science in Counseling and Human Relations

Territorial responsibilities: Delaware Valley Region and Greater Philadelphia Suburbs in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware

Favorite things about Elmira College: The spirit of Mark Twain, the great American author and social advocate still guides us to deeper understanding of ourselves and each other. I also love the campus that truly is picture postcard perfect! This really is a student centered educational institution!

The students, the alumni, the professors and educational instructors, the athletic coaches, and the student support professionals give me an uplifting feeling being part of this gem of higher education.

Christine Zaher 
Senior International Enrollment Specialist

Email: czaher@elmira.edu 
Telephone: +44 7747135551
Hometown: Richmond, Surrey, UK 

Educational background:
Undergraduate college / degree: Bedford College, London University, BA(Hons) degree
Graduate college / degrees: King's College, London University, MA degree, University of Wales, MEd degree University of Wales, Ph.D. degree (international tertiary education)

Territorial responsibilites: International locations 

Favorite things about Elmira College: As a past professor, I find the fact that there is such a high volume of joint student-faculty research conducted at Elmira absolutely wonderful.  Not only does this provide our students with extraordinary experience, it also allows them to enhance their resumes in a way that will significantly impact graduate school applications and their careers. Kudos to our professors and their awesome students!

Suzanne Waters

Suzanne Waters 
Enrollment Operations Coordinator 

Email: swaters@elmira.edu
Telephone: (607) 735-1724 
Hometown: Elmira, New York 

Educational background:
Undergraduate college / degree: Eckerd College, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 

Territorial responsibilities: All terrorities

Favorite things about Elmira College: All of the traditions at Elmira, as well as the school colors of purple and gold. 

Jessie Smith

Jessie Smith  
Office Manager 

Email: jsmith@elmira.edu 
Telephone: (607) 735-1724 
Hometown: Hornell, New York 

Educational background:
Undergraduate college / degree: Mansfield University, Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management

Office responsibilities: Based in the Admissions Office and is focused on organizing the office layout and maintaining supplies of stationery and equipment; Providing general support to visitors; Organizing office operations and procedures

Favorite things about Elmira College: Seeing all the new faces of students walk in to the Admissions Office. 

Elmira College Office of Admissions
One Park Place
Elmira, New York 14901
Phone: 800-935-6472
FAX: 607-735-1718