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  • Meet the Admissions Staff

    Capital University admission staff members are some of the kindest and most knowledgeable people on campus. It’s our job to know as much about this university as we possibly can! We love what we do and always strive to provide you with the highest level of service. Every prospective Capital student is assigned one of our staff members to guide you through the process. We are here to answer questions about majors, applying, scholarships, FAFSA, student life, Columbus, Bexley and more! See below to find out who your admission counselor will be and call us at 614-236-6101 or email admission@capital.edu if you need more information.


  • Alecia Dennis - Assistant Director of Admission

    Alecia Dennis
    Alecia Dennis

    Email adennis2@capital.edu
    Phone: 614-236-6355

    Alecia loves working with her students and will get to know you (and your parents) personally because every family is unique and valued. Alecia is committed to answering the questions that are important to you in your college search. 

    Ohio Territory (by county): Ashtabula, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Franklin (Central Crossing, Franklin Heights, Grove City, Groveport, Hamilton Township, Reynoldsburg, Westland, Whitehall), Geauga, Holmes, Lake, Lorian, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Wayne.


  • Amanda Sohl - Director of Admission

    Amanda Sohl
    Amanda Sohl

    Email: asohl@capital.edu
    Phone: 614-236-6101

    Mandy loves working at Capital. She met her husband here and attended the university for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She personally signs all acceptance letters (with a purple pen, of course!) and is the first to welcome new students to Capital. Having spent time as the telecommunication student supervisor as an undergrad, she really enjoys interacting with students and their families.



  • Ashley Gorden - Assistant Director of Admission

    Ashley Gorden
    Ashley Gorden

    Email: agorden@capital.edu
    Phone: 614-236-6225

    As a former tour guide, Ashley coordinates our Student Ambassador Program and works hard to make sure our tour guides give you the best experience possible when you come to campus. After all, you want to know all the ins and outs of the place you will live for four years! Ashley loves to hit the road every fall and recruit students in her area. Ashley has the goal this year to visit every Ohio county she covers before the year is out!  

    Ohio Territory (by county): Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Fairfield, Franklin (Canal Winchester, Dublin, Gahanna, New Albany, Pickerington, Worthington, Private and Catholic schools, home-schooled), Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Licking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Vinton, Washington

    Out of State Territory: Illinois, West Virginia



  • Deanna Bond - Assistant Director of Admission and Coordinator of Transfer Recruitment

    Deanna Bond
    Deanna Bond

    Email: dbond@capital.edu
    Phone: 614-236-6228

    Deanna is an expert when it comes to transferring. She’ll tell you how your credits will transfer to Capital, and she’ll put you in touch with an academic adviser to map out which courses you’ll need to take once you get here. From credit evaluations to scholarship awarding, Deanna will make sure your college search process the second (or third) time around is a smooth one.



  • Jae Denson - Senior Assistant Director of Admission and Coordinator of Multicultural Student Recruitment

    Jae Denson
    Jae Denson

    Email: jdenson@capital.edu
    Phone: 614-236-6435

    Jae has years working in the admission field and is always ready to greet you with a smile and a kind word. (You may also see Jae dancing at our events.) Jae works closely with many campus days such as the MLK Day of Learning and the Capital Scholars program and Collegiate Fellowship. Jae also coordinates newsletters for parents and multicultural students and is a great resource for anyone for advice on the college search. 

    Ohio Territory (by county): Adams, Brown, Bulter, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Franklin (Columbus Public, Charter Schools, Hilliard, Westerville), Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Warren

    Out of State Territory: Kentucky



  • Lisa McKitrick - Associate Director of Admission

    Lisa McKitrick
    Lisa McKitrick

    Email: lmckitri@capital.edu
    Phone: 614-236-6275

    Lisa works with all students who are planning on majoring in Nursing. She also spends lots of her time coordinating our student leaders and the campus visit experience. 

    Ohio Territory : Any student planning to major in Nursing, Bexley, Grandview Heights, Worthington, Upper Arlington

    Out of State Territory: Any student planning to major in Nursing



  • Sara Thompson - Senior Associate Director of Admission

    Sara Thompson
    Sara Thompson

    Email: sthompso@capital.edu
    Phone: 614-236-6256

    Sara is a Capital graduate whose family has greatly contributed to the student body. With over 50 family members having attended the university, she has great stories to share about Capital. And as an expert event planner (having spent her undergrad at Capital as a board member for the event group AMP) she plans many of our campus events including scholarship competitions that award nearly 30 full-tuition awards each year. 



  • Stephanie Lukezic - Assistant Director of Admission

    Stephanie Lukezic
    Stephanie Lukezic

    Email: slukezic@capital.edu
    Phone: 614-236-6999

     Stephanie supervises our student telecounseling program and makes sure you have the chance to talk with current Capital students during your college search. 

    Ohio Territory (by county): Allen, Ashland, Auglaize, Champaign, Crawford, Defiance, Delaware, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Huron, Knox, Logan, Lucas, Marion, Mercer, Morrow, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Shelby, Union, Van Wert, Williams, Wood, Wyandot 

    Out of State Territory: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, DC, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming



  • Susanna Mayo - Senior Assistant Director of Admission and Coordinator of Conservatory Recruitment

    Susanna Mayo
    Susanna Mayo

    Email: smayo@capital.edu
    Phone: 614-236-6277

    Susanna loves to spend her free time enjoying live music and theatre, whether downtown watching a band you know from the radio or on campus listening to students she knows will be on the big stage soon. Coming from a small town to the big city could be intimidating, but she fell in love with Columbus. (In fact, she met some of her closest friends on her first bus ride.) She takes advantage of all this city has to offer - festivals, sports, restaurants and especially the music scene. She wants her students to be able to do the same.

    Ohio Territory : Any student planning to major in Music

    Out of State Territory: Any student planning to major in Music, New York, Pennsylvania



  • Sofia Closson- Admission Counselor & Coordinator of International Recruitment

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    Sofia Closson 
    sclosson@capital.edu
    614-236-7102

    Sofia’s passion is working with international students. She is dedicated to giving you the personal attention you need throughout the application process. And she is a great resource for any non-immigrant or international student. 



  • Emily Riggin - Visit Coordinator

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    Emily Riggin
    eriggin@capital.edu
    614-236-6101

    Emily is a Capital graduate who loves living in a location like Bexley. It feels like the small town she grew up in, but has the benefits and opportunities of a thriving city. As an avid musician and foodie, Columbus always provides her with new and exciting experiences both in the music and culinary worlds. She loves interacting with students and their families and wants to help make everyone’s visit to Capital as fun and informative as possible!