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
507-786-3297
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)
507-786-3331
Tomson Hall 240
 

Gladys Cortes
Admissions Officer
Supports students from Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and southern Minnesota
507-786-3305
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
507-786-3455
Tomson Hall 232

 

Walter Fromm
Admissions Officer
Supports Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Northern Minnesota
507-786-3302
Tomson Hall 220

 

Chris George
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Supports Admissions and financial aid operations and leadership
507-786-3775
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)
507-786-3760
Tomson Hall 220

 

Jenny Howenstine
Associate Dean of Admissions
Supports International students, domestic students living abroad
507-786-3813
Tomson Hall 222

 

Maggie Matson Larson
Associate Director of Marketing and Admissions
Supports students from California, Hawaii, and Wyoming
507-786-3813
Tomson Hall 222

 

Emily Oberto
Admissions Officer
Supports students from Western and Northern Illinois, Michigan, and Minnesota (Northfield, Mankato, and Rochester)
507-786-3446
Tomson Hall 225
Katie Payne
Admissions Officer
Supports students from Southern Illinois, City of Chicago, and Minnesota (South and Southwest Minneapolis)
507-786-3093
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)
507-786-3426
Tomson Hall 239

 

Michael Kyle
Vice President for Enrollment and College Relations
Division operations and leadership
507-786-3300
Tomson Hall 21A

 

Jill Sauber
Associate Dean of Admissions
Supports students from Western Twin Cities Metro Schools and Minneapolis and Southwest Suburbs Schools
507-786-3304
Tomson Hall 241

  

David Wagner
Director of Admissions
Supports students from Washington
507-786-3306
Tomson Hall 227