Meet the WSU Admissions Team

We're Here to Help You! WSU’s Office of Admissions is staffed with an outstanding team of individuals dedicated to helping students, parents, high school counselors and community college advisors.

Below is a list of the staff members and some specific areas of responsibility. If you would like to email the representative who visits your school, the staff member who handles campus visits or the admitting clerk working with your file, just click on the email address of the person you think can best answer your questions. For general questions, send an email to admissions@wichita.edu.

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BobbyGanduBobby Gandu
(316) 978-5675
Oversees all staff, budget, operations, resource allocation, marketing and special initiatives. Collaborates with key constituents and stakeholders on campus to communicate recruitment strategy. Works closely with Kansas Board of Regents, Wichita community members and peers from other universities.

AaronHamiltonAaron Hamilton
Associate Director
(316) 978-3631
Oversees admissions operations including admission application evaluation, data management and reporting, and outbound communication

ElishaSwopeElisha Swope
Assistant Director
(316) 978-3635
Supervises admissions representatives and coordinates high school recruitment initiatives. Plans Shocker Information Nights, Counselor Appreciation Day. Coordinates Shocker Leadership Academy.
AprilKeimApril Keim
Assistant Director
(316) 978-5485

Oversees application and transcript processing, customer service, statistical reports and requests for services. Contact April with questions about your file if your last name begins with T-Z
MandyHarmonMandy Harmon
Assistant Director
(316) 978-5697

Supervises programming and marketing staff. Coordinates Distinguished Scholarship Invitational. Oversees marketing initiatives for high school recruitment.

ChadSteinkampChad Steinkamp
Assistant Director
(316) 978-5405
Recruits adult learners, transfer and military students. Coordinates Adult Learner Forums and Parent Information Workshops. Supervises transfer student recruitment and support staff.
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RickiEllisonRicki Ellison
Admissions Representative
(316) 978-6426
Serves most out-of-state students, multicultural students, AVID and TRIO/GEARUP students. Plans AVID Day and other outreach initiatives.
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MarkBengstonMark Bengtson
Admissions Representative
(316) 978-7430
Serves students from southwest Kansas, Colorado and legacy students.
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JamieHullJamie Hull
Admissions Representative
(316) 978-5033
Serves students from private high schools in Wichita, southeast Kansas, California. National Merit liaison.
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DanaBolarDana Bolar
Admissions Representative
(316) 978-5788
Serves students in the KC metro area, as well as students from Missouri.
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Dillon CottDillon Cott
Admissions Representative
(316) 978-5406
Serves students from northwest Kansas, Wichita East, Wichita Northwest, Nebraska. International Baccalaureate liaison.
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AdamColeAdam Cole
Admissions Representative
(316) 978-3162
Serves students from northeast Kansas, Maize, Maize South, homeschool and Illinois.
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NealHoeltingNeal Hoelting
Community College Coordinator
(316) 978-6246
Serves students at Kansas' 20 community colleges.
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Marines FigueroaMarinés Figueroa A.
Transfer Marketing Coordinator
(316) 978-5979
Oversees marketing initiatives for transfer and adult learner recruitment. Assists with recruitment of transfer, adult learner and military students.
LindsayShirkLindsay Shirk
Campus Visit Coordinator
(316) 978-3161
Coordinates the campus visit program, Transfer Tuesdays, Shocker Saturdays and Out-of-State Visit Days. Plans Shocker Showcase programs. Supervises Shocker Navigator tour guides.
MaryAnn HollanderMary Ann Hollander
Recruitment Events Coordinator
(316) 978-7628
Coordinates Junior Days, Senior Days, Open House, Freshman & Sophomore Day, and group visits for high school freshmen and sophomores.
LeslieBounousLeslie Bounous
SAS Advisor and Program Coordinator
(316) 978-3638
Advises Student Ambassador Society. Plans Shocker Honors Scholars Banquet, Future Shocker Banquet and group visits for high school juniors and seniors.
JessicaNewmanJessica Newman
Digital Media Strategist
(316) 978-5694
Creates and distributes photography and videography content, social media and other online marketing campaigns. Plans Access College Today and International Baccalaureate Visit Days.
Veronica HillVeronica Hill
Community Outreach Coordinator
(316) 978-3164
Responsible for the functionality and supervision of the Shocker Call Center. Assists with concurrent enrollment and coordinates services provided to middle school and elementary school students and groups.
KrissyArchambeauKrissy Archambeau
Outreach Coordinator
(316) 978-3168
Executes admissions activities with customer relationship management solutions and outgoing communications.

JoeAyresJoe Ayres
Data Systems Coordinator
(316) 978-5486
Oversees application, ACT and other data import processes. Assists in maintaining data integrity and fulfilling data requests within the office.

ArikaLockeArika Locke
Admissions Officer
(316) 978-5489
Contact Arika with questions about your file if your last name begins with A-D.

LucillePortleyLucille Portley
Admissions Officer
(316) 978-5686
Contact Lucille with questions about your file if your last name begins with E-I.

SandyBartlettSandy Bartlett
Admissions Officer
(316) 978-3163
Contact Sandy with questions about your file if your last name begins with J-N.

PatTemplePat Temple
Admissions Officer
(316) 978-5484
Contact Pat with questions about your file if your last name begins with O-S.

DebbieNeillDebbie Neill
Assistant to the Director
(316) 978-5675
Serves as budget assistant. Completes all Human Resources documentation. Manages ordering, distribution and inventory of office give-aways. Completes special projects as assigned by the director.

Emily PittmanEmily Pittman
Administrative Assistant
(316) 978-5369
Serves as receptionist for the Marcus Welcome Center. Checks and replies to the admissions email and voicemail accounts.

SStacyGrovetacy Grove
Mailroom Supervisor
(316) 978-6293

Manages mailflow and publications inventory. Supervises the mailroom staff.

LaurelHoukLaurel Houk
Mailroom Assistant
(316) 978-5428
Processes and mails admission decision letters. Manages data entry for recruits inquiring via contact cards, emails and school lists. Updates student files as necessary.