Admission Team

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Admission Deans and Counselors

Scott Alexander

Senior Associate Dean of Admission & Director of Strategic Planning and International Enrollment

Alaska; Hawaii; Massachusetts (Suffolk County, Cambridge)

East Asia; South Asia; South East Asia

Caroline Berlin

Senior Assistant Dean of Admission, Communications and Marketing Manager

Alabama; Arkansas; District of Columbia (DC); Louisiana; Massachusetts (Middlesex County: Lowell, Concord, Wellesley); Mississippi; Oklahoma; Texas (Beaumont, Port Arthur, Central Gulf Coast, Houston, Galveston, East Harris County)

Western Africa

Admission head and shoulder portraitsAudrey BurnsAdmissionAssistant Dean of AdmissionLindholm House

Audrey Burns ’17

Senior Assistant Dean of Admission, Campus Visitor Experience Manager

California (East Bay, Marin, North Central Valley, Northern California, Peninsula); Iowa; Kansas; Missouri; Nebraska; New York (Brooklyn, Staten Island, Westchester County); Vermont


Castro, Romario A.rcastro2@bates.eduAdmission CounselorAdmission207-786-6008Lindholm House, Room 221 (Theophil Syslo | Bates College)

Romario Castro

Admission Counselor

New Hampshire; New Jersey (Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, and Mercer Counties, Northern New Jersey); Texas (Amarillo, El Paso, Austin, Waco, South Valley, San Antonio, Dallas-Fort Worth)

DeJesus, Diana C.ddejesus@bates.eduSenior Assistant Dean of AdmissionAdmission207-786-6013Lindholm House, Room 202 (Theophil Syslo | Bates College)

Diana DeJesus

Senior Assistant Dean of Admission

Arizona; California (Glendale, Pasadena, Long Beach, Covina, Orange County, San Diego, South Central Valley); Colorado; Idaho; Massachusetts (Middlesex County: Milton, Lexington, Waltham); Montana; Nevada; New Mexico; Utah; Wyoming

Northern Africa; Middle East

Admission Counselor Alec Morrissey photographed on July 14, 2021.

Alec Morrissey

Admission Counselor

Indiana; Ohio; Massachusetts (Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties); Michigan; Minnesota; New York (Western, Central, Long Island); North Dakota; South Dakota; Wisconsin

Jared H. Rivers

Senior Associate Dean of Admission & Director of Access

California (Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Fernando Valley); Illinois; Massachusetts (Essex County); New York (Bronx, Queens)

Central Asia

Photographs taken on the Quad on July 12, 2021. 

Ryan, Abby

Admission Counselor
Lindholm House, Room G1

Abby Ryan ’21

Admission Counselor

Florida; Georgia; Kentucky; Massachusetts (Berkshire, Bristol, Dukes, Norfolk, and Nantucket Counties); North Carolina; Rhode Island; South Carolina; Tennessee; Virginia; West Virginia

Johanna Farrar Seltzer ’03

Senior Associate Dean of Admission & Director of Selection and Staff Development

Maine; Oregon; Washington

Eastern and Southern Africa; Canada

Photographs taken on the Quad onJuly 8, 2021. 

Spir, Joe

Admission Counselor
Lindholm House, Room 101

Joe Spir Rechani

Admission Counselor

Connecticut; Delaware; Maryland; Massachusetts (Worcester County); New Jersey (Burlington, Camden, Jersey Shore, Southern New Jersey); Pennsylvania; Puerto Rico

Caribbean; Central America; South America

Darryl Uy
Director of Admission

C. Darryl Uy

Director of Admission

New York (Manhattan)

Australia; Oceania

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Leigh A. Weisenburger

Vice President for Enrollment & Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Office of Admission Staff

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Shuja Masood

Admission Data Analyst

Deborah Obptande

Admission Research Analyst and Information Systems Manager

Debbie Rioux

Admission Office Specialist

Margaret Galligan-Schmoll

Margaret Galligan-Schmoll

Director of Admission Operations

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Laurie A. Dube

Admission Office Assistant, Coordinator of Alumni Admission Engagement

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Sherry St.Amant

Assistant to the Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission & Financial Aid, Office Manager