Undergraduate Admission

Admission Counselors & Staff

    • kacey

      Kacey Tillotson ’02, G’16

      Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing

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

      Admission Counselor Territory:
      HI; Pacific/Micronesia American Territories; Athletes; International (Assistant)


      • Ericka Leynes

        Ericka Leynes, M.B.A., ’18 ’19

        Assistant Director of Admission, Freshmen

        Office: Lee House, 2nd Floor
        Phone: (201) 761-7124
        Email: eleynes@saintpeters.edu

        Admission Counselor Territory:
        Hudson (NJ-9); Essex and Southern Passaic; Union IA; ID; IL; IN; KS; KY; TR

          • Melanie Mussman '19

            Melanie Mussman ’19

            Assistant Director of Admission, Freshmen (South Jersey Regional Recruiter)

            Office: Remote
            Phone: (973) 803-8922
            Email: mmussman15@saintpeters.edu

            Admission Counselor Territory:
            Southern NJ (NJ-1), Camden & Burlington (NJ-2), Jersey Shore & Pinelands (NJ-3), Middlesex (NJ-4), Monmouth (NJ-5), PA (Southern); DC; DE; VA;  AL; LA; MD; MS; FL; NC; SC; GA; AR; MN; MO; OK; TX; WI

          • Patricia (Trish) Peterson

            Admission Counselor

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

            Admission Counselor Territory:
            Bergen (NJ-10), Morris and Northern Passaic (NJ-11);  Pre-Nursing; AK; AZ; CO; UT; NM; NV; Honors Program liaison.

            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.



          • Alexander Aquino-Flores

            Alexander Aquino-Flores

            Assistant Director of Admission, Freshmen

            Office: Lee House
            Phone: (201) 761-7110
            Email: aaquinoflores@saintpeters.edu

            Admission Counselor Territory:NY 5 boroughs: New York (Manhattan), Kings (Brooklyn), Bronx, Richmond (Staten Island), Queens; Western NY/Central NY and Southern Tier West (Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester); Albany-Capital Region; Catskills; Southern Tier East; Hudson Valley (NY-10); Rockland County (NY-13); Westchester; Westchester (NY 15); CA; CT; MA; ME; NH; OR; RI; VT; WA




              • Ellen Gregorio

                Ellen Gregorio

                Director of Graduate and International Admissions

                Office: Dinneen Hall
                Phone: (201) 761-6476
                Email: egregorio@saintpeters.edu

              • Ellen Gregorio

                Michelle Relyea

                Assistant Director of Graduate and International Admission

                Office: Dinneen Hall
                Phone: (973) 803-8202
                Email: mrelyea@saintpeters.edu

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