Undergraduate Admission

Admission Counselors & Staff

    • beth sullivan

      Elizabeth Sullivan

      Associate Vice President/Dean

      Office: Lee House, 2nd Floor
      Phone: (201) 761-7106
      Email: esullivan2@saintpeters.edu

      Admission Counselor Territory:
      MA; RI; NH; VT; ME; Pre-nursing and Honors

    • kacey

      Kacey Tillotson ’02

      Director of Admission

      Office: Lee House, 2nd Floor
      Phone: (201) 761-7111
      Email: ktillotson@saintpeters.edu

      Admission Counselor Territory:
      Bayonne High School and HI; WA; OR (Pacific Northwest); Pacific/Micronesia American Territories; Athletes; International (assistant)

    • Karen Ford

      Karen Ford

      Senior Associate Director of Marketing

      Office: Lee House, 2nd Floor
      Phone: (201) 761-7108
      Email: kford@saintpeters.edu

    • daisy

      Daisy Guasch ’07,’13

      Associate Director of Admission

      Office: Lee House
      Phone: (201) 761-7121
      Text me: (201) 918-8218
      Email: dguasch@saintpeters.edu
      Let’s Skype: DGuaschSPU

      Admission Counselor Territory:
      Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, AL; FL; GA: LA; MS; Puerto Rico; US Virgin Islands

      More about Daisy…

      Fun Facts: I was in the first graduating class as a University. I can also write backwards (weird, I know!). During my senior year of college I interned at Extra. TV and I met a ton of celebrities. Jake Gyllenhaal was my favorite, he was so sweet. I chose an F name for confirmation so that my initials would be DEFG.Things I like: Kickboxing, traveling, baking, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, SnapChat filters, 90’s Hip Hop/Rap, sushi, lime green, and the number 13.Favorite Quote: “Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” — Michael Jordan

      Favorite/best thing about Jersey City: The food!! Jersey City is so culturally diverse it’s only natural the food would be amazing. If you’re in the mood for buffalo chicken pizza (I mean who doesn’t love buff chick?!) I would suggest Carmine’s Pizza Factory. If you have a sweet tooth, then you need to go to Kraverie and get the Nutella Madness. If Latin cuisine is what you desire, then I suggest O’Lala Empanadas & International Cuisine tell them Daisy sent you.

      College Advice to Prospective Students and Families:

      • When looking for a college, make sure to keep an open mind.
      • There are plenty of scholarship opportunities, try not to let cost hinder your decision.
      • Ask questions! When visiting campus ask your tour guide why they chose the college, campus life, and what they do in their free time.

    • pamela

      Pamela de Leon ’12, ’16

      Senior Assistant Director Transfer

      Office: Lee House
      Phone: (201) 761-7110
      Text me: (201) 776-1422
      Let’s Skype: PdeleonSPU

      Admission Counselor Territory:
      Transfer Students (and Transfer BSN)

      More about Pamela…

      Fun Facts: I am one of ten children and we are all super close. I am the self-appointed Karaoke Queen of Jersey City and I won an award for it on a cruise ship. I transferred into Saint Peter’s and it was the best decision of my life!Things I like: Reality TV (all of it), guacamole, literally any kind of board game, and Just Dance.Favorite Quote: “Nothing will work unless you do” – Maya Angelou

      Favorite/best thing about Jersey City: Everything!! I am born and raised in Jersey City and it’s a great place to be… everything is at your fingertips. There are a lot of great things to do, and eat, you will never be bored! Don’t forget to check out O’Haras downtown for some great American food and Karaoke or Me Casa for some good Spanish food. Also we have great food trucks!!

      College Advice to Prospective Students and Families:

      • Make sure you take time to visit the schools you are interested in, it’s the best way to make sure the school you choose is a good fit for you!
      • Ask questions! All questions are good questions and that’s the only way to get the answers.
      • Don’t make decisions based on the price tag, there are scholarships out there for everyone!

    • Anthony

      Anthony Rodriguez ’10

      Senior Assistant Director of Admission, Freshmen

      Office: Lee House
      Phone: (201) 761-7124
      Text me: (201) 686-5653
      Email: arodriguez8@saintpeters.edu
      Let’s Skype: ARodriguezSPU

      Admission Counselor Territory:
      NJ Counties: Hudson, Essex and Southern Passaic, Union, Somerset and Mercer, Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon; CA; AK; AZ; CO; UT; NM; NV Special Programs

      More about Anthony…

      Fun Facts: I am fluent in both Italian and Spanish.Things I like: I consider myself to be a part-time chef. Usually on the weekends, I will find an interesting recipe on Pinterest (shoutout to Pinterest!) and make it that day. I love spending time with my dog, Gizmo. I am a big time soccer person. I enjoy playing and watching the sport.Favorite Quote: “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do” – Pelé

      Favorite/best thing about Jersey City: Being that I enjoy food, there are different types of cuisines that one can enjoy. Whether it is Latin, Italian, or Indian, you will not be disappointed. My favorite places to eat are Ercolano Salumeria, El Sabroso, and Wonder Bagel. There is also a lot to do in Jersey City. You can go to Liberty Science Center, the museum, or take a trip on the ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.

      College Advice to Prospective Students and Families:

      • Research, research, and research. It’s the most important thing in my opinion if you want to find a school that has what you are looking for, in terms of size, location, majors, and cost.
      • Visit as many schools as possible.
      • Don’t be afraid to ask questions. That is what we, as Admission Counselors, are here for.

    • Ryan

      Ryan Britt ’14

      Assistant Director of Admission

      Office: Lee House
      Phone: (201) 761-7113
      Text me: (201) 927-8649
      Email: rbritt@saintpeters.edu
      Let’s Skype: ryan.britt.spu

      Admission Counselor Territory:
      NJ Counties: Hudson and Essex; Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester and Albany-Capital Region, MD; VA; NC; SC

      More about Ryan…

      Fun Facts:

      • I went to Toms River High School North, but graduated from Bayonne High School.
      • I was Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2006 (well, you probably were too).
      • I’m on Google Street View, but my face is blurred out.

      Things I like: Driving, biking, hiking, reading, working on cars, movies, comedy, the color blue, technology, video games, and buffalo wings.

      Favorite Quote: “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” -Aristotle

      Favorite/best thing about Jersey City: In my opinion, the best thing about Jersey City is the diversity. Jersey city is a place where you can be free to be yourself. Diversity offers students a richer perspective on issues and concepts. Diversity strengthens ties to the community, and offers all students the prospect of success. Jersey City is the most diverse city in New Jersey. The waterfront is a very relaxing place to read, relax or even just hang out (it also doesn’t hurt that the waterfront is flooded with Pokemon and Pokéstops.)

      College Advice to Prospective Students and Families:
      Be sure to utilize all of the resources available to you. If you are struggling with classwork, seek out a tutor. If you are bored on campus, get involved with some clubs. If you are overwhelmed and need someone to talk to, look to a counselor. The college decision process can be daunting, especially for first generation students (and their parents). Admission Counselors are here to help, don’t be scared to ask any and all questions you may have.

    • Patricia (Trish) Peterson

      Admission Counselor

      Office: Lee House
      Phone: (201) 761-7153
      Email: ppeterson@saintpeters.edu

      More about Trish…

      Fun Facts: I once rode a bicycle 450 miles across Florida from Fort Myers to Daytona, up to Jacksonville and back to Daytona. We carried all our gear and camped along the way. (Central Florida is not flat!) I also once got stuck on a ski lift that broke down and had to be rescued by being lowered to the ground with a harness and ropes. (I still love to ski.)I graduated from college with a BSN and was a pediatric RN for many years before stopping to raise my family. I love everything about college, it was one of my most favorite times in life. So happy to be working here at Saint Peter’s and hoping to help young adults find that same experience.

      Things I like: Everything Outdoors! I love to camp, hike, ski, and bike. But my favorite thing to do is spend time with my horse. I have spent many hours on trails throughout New Jersey and my dog Boudreaux loves to join us. I also love to read and garden. I grow some pretty awesome tomatoes in the summer. And last but not least I love, love, love to spend time with my family.

      Favorite Quote: “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

      Favorite/best thing about Jersey City: I love the waterfront. I had friends that had a sailboat in the Liberty Landing Marina. When I was lucky enough to be invited it was always a wonderful time. It’s great at night with New York skyline lit up and you can see that pretty lady hanging out in the harbor. Even without a sailboat the waterfront is a very cool place to hang out.

      Favorite Place on Campus: I love the Mac Mahon student center. It is a wonderful place that represents everything fun on a college campus. The cafe, game room and fitness center are all in one spot, it’s a great place to hang out with friends.

      College Advice to Prospective Students and Families: Learn as much as you can about the schools that interest you. Visit if you can, and if you can’t then explore their websites. Every school has a website full of information. Never be afraid to ask questions, we are here for you! We want to answer your questions and there is no such thing as a dumb question. Do not be afraid to apply even if cost seems out of range. There are many scholarship opportunities, many you may not be aware of, that can make that dream school affordable. Enjoy the process and trust that it will all work out.