Meet Our Team

The Admission House on W&J Campus

We want to get to know you – your passions, your dreams, your career ambitions – so we can help you forge a college experience that will provide you with the education and life experiences you need to succeed.

Our Admission and Financial Aid counselors are excited to meet you and to get to know you. Our counselors can answer any questions you may have about the College and help you through the admission process.

Upcoming Events

The W&J Overnight Experience

November 15 @ 5:00 pm - November 16 @ 1:00 pm
60 S Lincoln St
Washington, PA 15301 United States

High school seniors have the opportunity to experience life as a W&J President and meet other members in the entering fall class.

School Counselor Winter Brunch

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
60 S Lincoln St
Washington, PA 15301 United States

The W&J Office of Admission cordially invites you to attend the 2019 School Counselor Winter Brunch on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 9:00AM.  Come celebrate the season with us by discovering W&J College. Take a tour of our beautiful campus and enjoy brunch on us! Hosted by Dr. John C Knapp, President and Professor, Nicole […]

Admission and Financial Aid Leadership

VP Nicole Focareto portrait

Nicole Focareto

Nicole C. Focareto is currently serving as the Vice President for Enrollment at Washington & Jefferson College. She brings nearly 20 years of experience in higher education leadership and enrollment management. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, and a first generation college graduate, Nicole has served in a variety of leadership roles for educational institutions including Belmont Abbey College, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and Marietta College.

Bob Adkins

Bob Adkins

Bob Adkins is a 1987 grad of W&J and a graduate of Ringgold Area High School in Washington, PA. Athletics have always been a large part of Bob’s life, having played football and track while at W&J, and serving as a youth coach for football, basketball, wrestling, and baseball in the Washington community for over 15 years.


Admission and Financial Aid Counselors

Anna Koffler portrait

Anna Koffler

Visitor Services Coordinator

Charlene Bedillion portrait

Charlene Bedillion

Director of Financial Aid

Portrait of Christine Shaffer

Christine Shaffer

Assistant Director of Financial Aid/Student Employment Coordinator

Dana Staudt portrait

Dana Staudt

Assistant Director of Financial Aid/Loan Officer

Dylan Gerald portrait

Dylan Gerald

Senior Assistant Director of Admission

Grace Groeger portrait

Grace Groeger

Assistant Director of Admission

Jamie Mathews portrait

Jamie Mathews

Director of Strategic Recruitment

Jennifer Kendra portrait

Jennifer Kendra

Associate Director of Enrollment Systems

Karen Gerardi portrait

Karen Gerardi

Senior Assistant Director for Transfer Students & Operations

Kevin Totty portrait

Kevin Totty

Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid

Kodee Cardillo portrait

Kodee Cardillo

Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Enrollment

Maurlynda Douty portrait

Maurlynda Douty

Assistant Director of Admission

Nicole Shannon portrait

Nicole Shannon

Senior Assistant Director of Admission

Rianna Wontrop portrait

Rianna Wontrop

Enrollment Operations Manager