Meet the Admissions Staff
Dean of University Admissions
Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
My favorite thing about working at CUA: Meeting so many wonderful students, dedicated faculty and caring staff members. Each person I meet has his/her unique life story. Hearing parts of it make me feel connected to the campus community.
When in D.C. you must: Go see the Korean War Veterans Memorial near the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall. This memorial, dedicated on July 27, 1995, consists of 19 statues - 14 Army, 3 Marines, 1 Navy and 1 Air Force - that are approximately 7'3" tall in heroic scale.
Andrew CoxAssistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
CUA Class of 2008
Hometown: Hanover, PA
Territory: DC, VA, NC, DE, LA, TX and GA
My favorite thing about working at CUA: This is my alma mater and I love being a part of shaping the future of the institution that helped to shape mine.
When in D.C. you must: Visit U Street, go see a concert at either the 9:30 club or the Black Cat and then go to Ben's Chili Bowl and enjoy some great chili cheese fries.
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Hometown: Easton, PA
Territory: Transfer & International
My favorite thing about working at CUA: The strong sense of community you see every day on campus. Not to mention the advantages of being located in our nation’s capital!
When in D.C. you must: Definitely visit the National Zoo. The exhibits are amazing and the giant pandas are a must see!
Senior Admissions Counselor
Hometown: Orange, TX
Territory:: NY (Long Island & NYC), Tennessee & Colorado
My favorite thing about working at CUA: Working with such a great and professional team. A team that is focused on ensuring the success of all students.
When in D.C. you must: Ride the Metro you will get to your destination fast, as well as meet very interesting people along the way.
Hometown: Valparaiso, IN
Territory: Ohio, Connecticut, New York (Rockland Co, Westchester, Hudson Valley and Upstate)
My favorite thing about working at CUA: All of the people on campus are friendly, helpful, and very welcoming.
When in D.C. you must: Take a walk along the tidal basin from the Franklin Roosevelt Memorial to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. The view you get of the National Mall-from the Lincoln Memorial all the way down to the Capitol-is absolutely beautiful, and is by far my favorite spot in DC.
CUA Class of 2013 (B.A.) and 2014 (M.S.B.A.)
Hometown: Inkerman, PA
Territory: Reviews applications from MA, ME, NH, RI, VT
My favorite thing about working at CUA: Being able to work with a staff that gives 110% so that the students can get the best possible college experience.
When in D.C. you must: Go up to the Old Post Office! It has the best view of Washington, D.C.
Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
Territory: Western PA, North and Central New Jersey and Erie Co in NY
My favorite thing about working at CUA:My favorite thing about working at CUA is the sense of community that exists between everyone on campus. The students, faculty, and staff are all united in our effort to make CUA a special place to be.
When in D.C. you must: Explore beyond the monuments and museums. Each neighborhood has a distinct atmosphere and flavor whether you are in Dupont Circle, Eastern Market, H Street, or Georgetown.
Territory: CA, AZ, WA, OR and Reviews applications from FL, PR, IL, IN, WI, MN
My favorite thing about working at CUA:I love the people here at CUA. From staff to faculty to students, everyone on campus helps to create a truly special community.
When in D.C. you must:Walk! It is so easy to get around this city and I walk whenever I can. One of my favorite walks is down “Embassy Row,” which is the stretch of Massachusetts Ave in Northwest DC where many embassies and consulates are located.
CUA Class of 2013
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
Territory:: AK, AL, AR, HI, IA, ID, KS, KY, MI, MO, MS, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, SC, SD, UT, WV, WY
My favorite thing about working at CUA: I love being able to work at my alma mater. Our campus is so beautiful and resourceful for student because it makes you feel like you're in a college town when you're actually in the middle of D.C. surrounded by so many once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
When in D.C. you must: When you're in D.C., one of the things you should do is go see a performance at the Kennedy Center! They are quite beautiful and spectacular, and a personal favorite of mine is the Nutcracker. The Kennedy Center itself is located alongside the Potomac River, and the views are breath-taking.
Hometown: Hershey, PA
Territory: Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
My favorite thing about working at CUA:The people! Everyone was so welcoming, caring and helpful as soon as I stepped on campus.
When in D.C. you must: Go to all of the parks. For being a city, you’ll be surprised at all of the parks in and around the D.C. area.
Hometown: Westminster, MD
My favorite thing about working at CUA: Seeing the school come to life each semester as the students return to campus. The energy is infectious: new friendships are made, students embark on new academic and career opportunities, and all of CUA buzzes with activity. Truly a special time and place.
When in D.C. you must: EAT! DC has some of the best restaurants in the country, from rooftop steakhouses overlooking the White House to hidden dives that serve amazing barbecue. Ask around and you’ll soon find yourself having one of the best meals of your life.
Athletic Recruitment Coordinator
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
My favorite thing about working at CUA: The genuinely friendly community. People at CUA from staff, faculty, and students strive to be the best they can be, and in the process make you a better person as well. It’s always a pleasure to meet visiting students and families to show and share CUA Pride!
When in D.C. you must: Watch one of the many professional sports teams at any time of the year. Catch a Washington Wizards or Mystics basketball game at the Verizon Center and then walk to the monuments at night, or grab a bite to eat in Chinatown with your friends or family. It makes for an exciting day!
Diense Selix Baniak
Midwest Regional Admissions Representative
Hometown: Des Plaines, Illinois
Territory: Travels to IL, MN, WI and IN
My favorite thing about working at CUA: I love working with the students and helping them make educated decisions about their future. The CUA campus is warm and inviting and the faculty and administrators truly care about their students.
Why I think students from the Midwest would like D.C.: D.C. is a bustling, world wind of activity. There is always something to do and most of the museums are free. The city is overflowing with opportunities for eager students to learn more about the field or major they have chosen.
New England Regional Admissions Representative
Hometown: Walpole, MA
Territory: Travels to MA, VT, NH, ME and RI.
My favorite thing about working at CUA: Meeting and working with students and parents promoting CUA.
Why I think students from New England would like D.C.: The atmosphere, the friendly student body and the helping faculty.
Florida Regional Admissions Representative
CUA Class of 1989
Hometown: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Territory: Travels within FL and Puerto Rico
My favorite thing about working at CUA: You can’t beat working for your alma mater! Its gives me great pride and satisfaction to work with such a great group of students and their families.
Why I think students from Florida and Puerto Rico would like D.C.: Florida and Puerto Rico students would love to be in D.C., because it is an exciting city to live in, especially during an election year. CUA has a beautiful campus with its own metro stop, which gives students access to all that D.C. has to offer.