Undergraduate Admission

Admission Counselors & Staff

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    Elizabeth Sullivan

    Vice President Enrollment Management and Marketing

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

    Lead Undergraduate, Transfer, Bachelor Degree completion admissions; Office of Financial Assistance

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    Kacey Tillotson ’02, G’17

    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)


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    Kirsten A. Bowens

    Assistant Director of Admission, Freshman

    Office: Lee House
    Phone: (201) 761-7100
    Email: kbowens@saintpeters.edu

    Admission Counselor Territory:
    Hudson Valley (NY-10); Rockland County (NY-13); Westchester (NY 15); Bronx, Brooklyn (NY 22-24); Manhattan (NY 25-27); Queens (NY-28-30); AL; AR; GA; MN; MO; NC; OK; TX; WI

    More about Kirsten…

    Fun Facts:

    • I am the first in my family to Graduate from an HBCU (Historically Black College/University) on a full Track & Field scholarship.
    • I take joy in reading poetry books & trying new foods.
    • My cousin and I took a 23-hour road trip from New York to Miami, FL and back for my 25th birthday.
    • I qualified for the second round of America’s next top model (obviously never made it to the show!)
    • GIPHY’s are amazing!

    Things I like: I enjoy all outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, fishing and biking. I was raised on one of the highest mountains in Northern New Jersey with a gorgeous lake view and several hiking trails. Every fall my father and I load up the pop-up and head to Lake George, NY where we fish, relax and BBQ all weekend. I enjoy listening to all genres of music, from old school R&B (Chaka Khan) to country music (Dixie Chicks/Faith Hill) my favs!

    Favorite Quote: “This too shall pass.” – Persian adage

    Favorite/best thing about Jersey City: I personally love the energy of Jersey City. It’s vibrant. I admire the diversity, culture and location. I also appreciate the friendliness and help the community offers. Everything you need is within arm’s reach, especially with New York City and Hoboken being less than 5 miles away.

    Favorite Place on Campus:My favorite place on campus would have to be the six-story McMahon Student Center. Each floor offers something different to each person, whether you’re looking to hang out with a few friends, study, grab a bite to eat or even get a quick workout. On the first floor you can find Campus Ministry which offers the opportunity for students from all religious backgrounds to examine and grow in their faith. On other floors you will find dining facilities, a fitness room and spacious game room area with pool tables, game boards etc. The sixth-floor Duncan Family Sky Room (which is also my favorite) hosts special events for the University and the community and has an amazing view of lower Manhattan.

    College Advice to Prospective Students and Families:

    • Take a deep breath, relax, and take it one step at a time!
    • Start your search early.
    • Sign up for a campus tour.
    • Speak with the department in your major of interest.
    • Ask many questions.
    • Get involved.
    • Always remember, your academics come first, extracurricular activities are second, and a controlled social life, third.
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    Ryan Britt ’14

    Assistant Director of Admission, Freshman

    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:
    Hudson (NJ-9) and Essex (NJ-8) (excl. top 20); Western NY/Central NY and Southern Tier West (Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester) IA; ID; IL; IN; KS; KY; MI; MT; ND; NE; OH; SD; TN; WY; TR Assistance; EOF and TRiO Liaison

    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.

  • Kayleigh Galbraith

    Kayleigh Galbraith

    Assistant Director of Admission, Freshmen

    Office: Lee House
    Phone: (201) 761-7114
    Email: kgalbraith@saintpeters.edu

    Admission Counselor Territory:
    Southern NJ, Camden & Burlington, Jersey Shore & Pinelands, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Albany-Capital Region, Catskills, Southern Tier East, PA, DE, DC, MD, VA, CT, MA, RI, NH, ME, WA, OR (Pac Northwest)

    More about Kayleigh…

    Fun Facts:

    • I am the first person in my family with a Master’s degree.
    • I’ve pet a sloth.
    • Die hard Disney fan.

    Things I like: Watching hockey, cooking, baking, and reading.

    Favorite Quote: “You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss

    Favorite/best thing about Jersey City: There are so many great restaurants and things to do in the area! I love being only steps away from some of the best restaurants in the area.

    Favorite Place on Campus: The MacMahon Student Center! There is always something fun happening there and the Starbucks on the first floor is an added bonus.

    College Advice to Prospective Students and Families: Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Choosing a school is a tough decision and we want to be sure you found the right fit. We are always here to help.

  • Patricia (Trish) Peterson

    Admission Counselor

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

    Admission Counselor Territory:
    Pre-nursing; Bergen (NJ-10), Morris & Northern Passaic (NJ-11), Long Island (Nassau, Suffolk Counties) (NY 16-21); 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.

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    Anthony Rodriguez ’10

    Associate 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:
    Top 20 feeder; Union (NJ-7), Somerset & Mercer (NJ-6), Latin America; CA (4-11); AK; AZ; CO; UT; NM; NV Special Programs (ACE)

    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.


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    Athena Patwary

    Assistant Director, Transfer / BCC Resident Counselor

    Office: Bergen Community College, Paramus Campus
    Phone: (201) 686-2264
    Email: apatwary@saintpeters.edu

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    Mary Mercado ’19

    Assistant Director, Transfer / HCCC Resident Counselor

    Office: Hudson County Community College, Journal Square Campus
    Phone: (201) 360-5377
    Email: marmercado15@saintpeters.edu

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    Ben Scholz

    Executive Director of Graduate Admission

    Office: Graduate Studies House
    Phone: (201) 761-7109
    Email: bscholz@saintpeters.edu

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