The Catholic University of America

Admissions at The Catholic University of America

Meet the Admissions Staff

  • Christopher Lydon

    Christopher Lydon

    Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing
    Territory: Texas and Louisiana

  • Andrew Cox

    Andrew Cox

    Associate Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
    CUA Class of 2008
    Hometown: Hanover, PA
    Territory: Transfer and International Students, DC public schools, DC private schools, Chicago, Wisconsin and Northern Virginia

    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.

  • Thaddeaus Green

    Thaddeaus Green

    Associate Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
    Hometown: Orange, TX
    Territory:: DC Public schools, Colorado, Maryland (Prince George’s County), Virginia (Fairfax County)

    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.

  • Marilina Matta

    Marilina Matta

    Assistant Dean of Admissions
    CUA Class of 1989
    Hometown: Ponce, Puerto Rico
    Territory: Florida, Puerto Rico, Virginia (Western & Southern)

    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.

    When in D.C. you must:
    Go to Eastern Market during the weekend. There is something for everyone from unique crafts, music, farmers market, antiques to fresh flowers. Afterwards, have lunch or dinner at Barracks Row. During summers you can even go to an Evening Parade at the Marine Barracks.

  • Joseph Krzysko

    Joseph Krzysko

    Senior Admissions Counselor
    Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
    Territory: Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, Southern California, New York City, Southwest Pennsylvania and Allegheny County, Maryland (Howard, Harford, Carroll, Anne Arundel, and Baltimore Counties)

    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.

  • Glicel Rodriguez

    Glicel Rodriguez

    Senior Admissions Counselor
    CUA Class of 2013
    Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
    Territory:: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming

    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.

  • Dan Zawacki

    Dan Zawacki

    Senior Admissions Counselor
    Hometown: Westminster, MD
    Territory:: Alaska, Northern California, Delaware, Maryland (Garrett, Allegany, Washington, Frederick, Montgomery, Cecil, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester, Kent, Caroline, Somerset Counties and Baltimore City), Oregon, Washington

    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.

  • Abby Billings

    Abby Billings

    Admissions Counselor
    Hometown: Valparaiso, IN
    Territory: Connecticut, North Carolina, New Jersey (Monmouth County), New York (Westchester and Rockland Counties)

    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.

  • Michelle Healey

    Michelle Healey

    Admissions Counselor
    Hometown: Potomac, MD
    Territory: Pennsylvania (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties), New Jersey (Southern NJ, Camden and Burlington Counties and the Jersey Shore)

    My favorite thing about working at CUA:
    The beautiful campus and welcoming students, faculty, and staff! You instantly feel connected to a community and supported to learn everyday.

    When in D.C. you must: Check out special events! There are always new and exciting things happening in museums, at the National Mall, and just plain around town. One of my recent favorites was when The National Building Museum housed an adult-sized ball pit -- it was so fun!

  • Glenn Kasten-Sportès

    Glenn Kasten-Sportès

    Admissions Counselor
    Hometown: Potomac, MD
    Territory: Northern New Jersey (Bergen, Hudson, Morris and North Passaic, and Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon counties), Long Island, New York, and Minnesota.

    My favorite thing about working at CUA:
    being part of the CUA community! We have such a welcoming community of students, staff and faculty members who are the heart and soul of our university.

    When in D.C. you must: Take a trip to the Martin Luther King, Jr. monument and walk down the National Mall during the Cherry Blossom Festival. Both are absolutely incredible sights!

  • Mikaela LaBant

    Mikaela LaBant

    Admissions Counselor
    Hometown:Liverpool, PA
    Territory: Maryland (Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's counties, and Annapolis); New Jersey (Essex, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, South Passaic, and Union counties); Ohio; Northwestern, Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania (including the Lehigh Valley); Upstate New York

    My favorite thing about working at CUA:
    The people and the views across campus-they can’t be beat!

    When in D.C. you must:Visit the zoo and take a walk down to the memorials when they’re lit up at night!

  • Karli Ryan

    Karli Ryan

    Admissions Counselor
    Hometown:Basking Ridge, NJ
    Territory: New England

    My favorite thing about working at CUA:
    The campus is absolutely beautiful. Everyone is so nice and welcoming, and you can really feel the CUA pride.

    When in D.C. you must:There’s always something great going on in D.C. from food festivals, to sporting events, museums, and even just touring around the monuments. Definitely take advantage of the city around you!

  • Angie Zeuch

    Angie Williams

    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!