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 Fine Arts Recruitment
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 Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Minnesota (St. Paul area and home school students)
Tomson Hall 240

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


Will Erickson
Assistant Dean of Admissions
Supports students from Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Minnesota (northern Twin Cities Metro), and Transfer Students
Tomson Hall 232


Walter Fromm
Admissions Officer
Supports Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Northern Minnesota
Tomson Hall 220


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 (southern Twin Cities metro)
Tomson Hall 220


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


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
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


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


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 Washington
Tomson Hall 227