Admissions Officers

A Personal Touch

A Personal Touch

At St. Olaf, we pride ourselves at providing a high level of personal attention. We believe that the better we get to know you, the better we will be at helping you determine whether St. Olaf is a good fit.
Don’t know who to talk to?  Feel free to contact any of our admissions team members. Everyone is ready to help.


Molly Boes Ganza
Associate Dean of Admissions
Fine Arts
Supports Fine Arts Students (Music, Art, Theater, Dance), Arts-focused high schools
Hall of Music 245b


Shannon Cron
Assistant Dean of Admissions
Supports students from Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Idaho, Maryland, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming, and Minnesota
Tomson Hall 240


Gladys Cortes
Admissions Officer
Supports students from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, southern Minnesota, and Transfer Students
Tomson Hall 225


Will Erickson
Assistant Dean of Admissions
On leave through August 2020
Tomson Hall 232


Chris George
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Supports Admissions and financial aid operations and leadership
Tomson Hall 230


Gabriella Gillespie
Admissions Officer
Supports students from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Minnesota
Tomson Hall 220


Jenny Howenstine
Associate Dean of Admissions
Supports International students, domestic students living abroad
Tomson Hall 222


Michael Kyle
Vice President for Enrollment and College Relations
Division operations and leadership
Tomson Hall 21A


Maggie Matson Larson
Associate Director of Marketing and Admissions
Supports students from California, Hawaii, and Wyoming
Tomson Hall 222


Emily Oberto
Admissions Officer
Supports students from Western and Northern Illinois, Michigan, and Minnesota (Northfield, Mankato, and Rochester)
Tomson Hall 225


Katie Payne
Admissions Officer
Supports students from Southern Illinois, City of Chicago, and Minnesota (South and Southwest Minneapolis)
Tomson Hall 244


Ben Pelegano
Assistant Dean of Admissions
Supports students from Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Minnesota (eastern Twin Cities Metro)
Tomson Hall 239


Jill Sauber
Associate Dean of Admissions
Supports students from Western Twin Cities Metro Schools and Minneapolis and Southwest Suburbs Schools
Tomson Hall 241


David Wagner
Director of Admissions
Supports students from Oregon and Washington
Tomson Hall 227