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UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS

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/staff.

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
Director
(316) 978-5675
Bobby.Gandu@wichita.edu
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
Aaron.Hamilton@wichita.edu
Oversees admissions processing and mailroom activities and staff. Analyzes with statistical reports and works with all customer relationship management solutions deployed by admissions.
 

ElishaSwopeElisha Swope
Assistant Director
(316) 978-3635
Elisha.Swope@wichita.edu
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
April.Keim@wichita.edu

Oversees application and transcript processing, customer service, statistical reports and requests for services.
 
MandyHarmonMandy Harmon
Assistant Director
(316) 978-5697
Mandy.Ronen@wichita.edu

Supervises programming and marketing staff. Coordinates Distinguished Scholarship Invitational and Freshman & Sophomore Night. Oversees marketing initiatives for high school recruitment.
 
ChadSteinkampChad Steinkamp
Assistant Director
(316) 978-5405
Chad.Steinkamp@wichita.edu
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
Ricki.Ellison@wichita.edu
Serves most out-of-state students, multicultural students, AVID and TRIO/GEARUP students. Plans AVID Day and other outreach initiatives.
» Watch Ricki's introduction video
MarkBengstonMark Bengtson
Admissions Representative
(316) 978-7430
Mark.Bengtson@wichita.edu
Serves students from southwest Kansas, Colorado and legacy students.
» Watch Mark's introduction video
JamieHullJamie Hull
Admissions Representative
(316) 978-5033
Jamie.Hull@wichita.edu
Serves students from private high schools in Wichita, southeast Kansas, California. National Merit liaison.
» Watch Jamie's introduction video
DanaBolarDana Bolar
Admissions Representative
(316) 978-5788
Dana.Bolar@wichita.edu
Serves students in the KC metro area, as well as students from Missouri.
» Watch Dana's introduction video
BethanyBledsoeBethany Bledsoe
Admissions Representative
(316) 978-5406
Bethany.Bledsoe@wichita.edu
Serves students from northwest Kansas, Wichita East, Wichita Northwest, Nebraska. International Baccalaureate liaison.
» Watch Bethany's introduction video
AdamColeAdam Cole
Admissions Representative
(316) 978-3162
Adam.Cole@wichita.edu
Serves students from northeast Kansas, Maize, Maize South, homeschool and Illinois.
» Watch Adam's introduction video
 
NealHoeltingNeal Hoelting
Community College Coordinator
(316) 978-6246
Neal.Hoelting@wichita.edu
Serves students at Kansas' 20 community colleges.
» Watch Neal's introduction video
AlyssaCollierAlyssa Collier
Transfer Recruitment and Marketing Manager
(316) 978-5979
Alyssa.Collier@wichita.edu
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
Lindsay.Shirk@wichita.edu
Coordinates the campus visit program, Transfer Tuesdays, Shocker Saturdays and Out-of-State Visit Days. Plans Shocker Showcase programs. Supervises Shocker Navigator tour guides.
 
KaylaJassoKayla Jasso
Program Coordinator
(316) 978-3164
Kayla.Jasso@wichita.edu
Coordinates Junior Days, Senior Days, Open House and group visits for high school freshmen and sophomores.
 
LeslieBounousLeslie Bounous
SAS Advisor and Program Coordinator
(316) 978-3638
Leslie.Bounous@wichita.edu
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
Jessica.Newman@wichita.edu
Creates and distributes photography and videography content, social media and other online marketing campaigns. Plans Access College Today and International Baccalaureate Visit Days.
 
KrissyArchambeauKrissy Archambeau
Outreach Coordinator
(316) 978-3168
Krissy.Archambeau@wichita.edu
Executes admissions activities with customer relationship management solutions and outgoing communications.
 

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

ArikaLockeArika Locke
Admitting Clerk
(316) 978-5489
Arika.Locke@wichita.edu
Contact Arika with questions about your file if your last name begins with A-F.
 

SandyBartlettSandy Bartlett
Admitting Clerk
(316) 978-3163
Sandra.Bartlett@wichita.edu
Contact Sandy with questions about your file if your last name begins with G-L.
 

PatTemplePat Temple
Admitting Clerk
(316) 978-5484
Pat.Temple@wichita.edu
Contact Pat with questions about your file if your last name begins with M-R.
 

SusanLaForceSusan LaForce
Admitting Clerk
(316) 978-5491
Susan.LaForce@wichita.edu
Contact Susan with questions about your file if your last name begins with S-Z.
 

LucillePortleyLucille Portley
Admitting Clerk
(316) 978-5686
Lucille.Portley@wichita.edu
Manages the student hiring process for admissions. Schedules new employee training. Oversees give-away requests, office supplies and equipment.

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

LaurelHoukLaurel Houk
Administrative Assistant
(316) 978-5369
Laurel.Houk@wichita.edu
Serves as receptionist for the Marcus Welcome Center. Checks and replies to the admissions email and voicemail accounts.
 

WuShockTBA
Mailroom Supervisor
(316) 978-5428
admissions@wichita.edu
Manages mailflow and publications inventory. Supervises the mailroom staff.
 

StacyGroveStacy Grove
Mailroom Assistant
(316) 978-6293
Stacy.Grove@wichita.edu
Processes and mails admission decision letters. Manages data entry for recruits inquiring via contact cards, emails and school lists. Updates student files as necessary.