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


Roy Cady-Kimble
Assistant Dean of Admissions
Supports students from Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio
Tomson Hall 220


Jordan Castillo
Assistant Dean of Admissions
Supports students from Washington DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Minnesota (southern Twin Cities metro)
Tomson Hall 220


Gladys Cortes
Assistant Dean of Admissions
Supports students from Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, southern Minnesota, and transfer students
Tomson Hall 225


Shannon Cron
Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions
Supports students from Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Utah, Wyoming, and some schools in Minnesota
Tomson Hall 240


Chris George
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Supports Admissions and financial aid operations and leadership; students from Arizona, New Mexico, and Hawaii
Tomson Hall 230


Katie Howard
Admissions Officer
Supports students from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and northern Minnesota
Tomson Hall 230B


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


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


Stacey Longwich Kleis
Associate Dean of Admissions, Athletics
Supports students from California, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota (Twin Cities northern and western metro)
Tomson Hall 225


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


Jill Sauber
Associate Dean of Admissions
Supports students from Alaska and Minnesota (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