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
Jordan Castillo
Assistant Dean of Admissions
Supports students from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Minnesota (southern Twin Cities metro)
Tomson Hall 220


Shannon Cron
Assistant Dean of Admissions
Supports students from Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Missouri, some schools in Minnesota
Tomson Hall 240


Gladys Cortes
Admissions Officer
Supports students from Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, southern Minnesota, and transfer students
Tomson Hall 225


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


Jenny Howenstine
Associate Dean of Admissions, Director of International Recruitment
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


Dr. Reginald Miles
Associate Dean of Admissions and Director of Multicultural Recruitment
Supports students from Arizona, City of Chicago, Southern and Western Illinois, New Mexico, Nevada, and Minnesota
Tomson Hall 242


Emily Oberto
Assistant Dean of Admissions
Supports students from the city of Chicago and Northern Illinois; Minnesota (Northfield and Faribault)
Tomson Hall 225


Katie Payne
Admissions Officer
Supports students from Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota and northern Minnesota
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


David Wagner
Director of Admissions
Supports students from Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington
Tomson Hall 227


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