Admission 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 if you need more information.

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    Admission Staff - Alecia 

    Alecia Dennis
    Admission Counselor

    Alecia is an experienced event coordinator and helps plan many of our campus visit days. Alecia is passionate about students visiting campus because she believes that is how you find that “gut feeling” that you can call a school home. 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): Ashland, Cuyahoga, Defiance, Erie, Fairfield, Franklin (Central Crossing, Franklin Heights, Grove City, Hamilton Township, Westland), Fulton, Henry, Holmes, Huron, Knox, Licking, Lorain, Lucas, Medina, Ottawa, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Wayne, Williams and Wood 

    Out of State Territory: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas

    Phone 614-236-6355
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    Jae Denson
    Assistant Director of Admission
    Coordinator of Multicultural Student Recruitment 

    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 or starring in a Capital video!) 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): Bulter, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Franklin (Canal Winchester, Columbus Public, Charter Schools, Home-schooled, Pickerington, Reynoldsburg), Greene, Hamilton, Logan, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, Warren  

    Out of State Territory: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Utah


    Phone 614-236-6435   
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    Ashley Gorden
    Admission Counselor

    Ashley plans our biggest events of the year – Fall and Spring Open House (a perfect first visit to Capital for any student!). 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): Adams, Ashtabula, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Columbiana, Coshocton, Franklin (Dublin, Gahanna, New Albany, Worthington, Private and Catholic schools), Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mahoning, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Trumbull, Vinton, Washington

    Out of State Territory: Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

    Phone 614-236-6225 
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    Stephanie Lukezic
    Assistant Director of Admission

    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): Carroll, Delaware, Franklin (Hilliard & Westerville), Geagua, Lake, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas

    Out of State Territory: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina

    Phone 614-236-6999 

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    Susanna Mayo
    Assistant Director of Admission
    Coordinator of Conservatory Recruitment

    Susanna loves music and attends many live concerts in her free time. 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.) Susanna enjoys all this city has to offer - festivals, sports, restaurants and especially the music scene! Susanna spends lots of her time at the Conservatory of Music planning all of our audition days. 

    Ohio Territory (by county): Allen, Auglaize, Crawford, Franklin (Bexley, Grandview Heights, Groveport Madison, Upper Arlington, Whitehall Yearling), Hancock, Hardin, Marion, Mercer, Morrow, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, Wyandot

    Out of State Territory: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, DC.

    Phone 614-236-6277 
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    Admissions Staff - Sara  Sara Thompson

    Senior Associate Director of Admission 

    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. 

    Phone 614-236-6256   

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    Admissions Staff - Deanna 

    Deanna Bond
    Assistant Director of Admission
    Coordinator of Transfer Student Recruitment

    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.  

    Phone 614-236-6228  
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    Joyin Tang
    Assistant Director of Admission
    Coordinator of International Student Recruitment

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

    Phone 614-236-7102 
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    Skype: Capitalinternationaladmission   Live Chat available (M, W, F (9-11am EST) 

    Admission Staff - Amanda 

    Amanda Sohl
    Director of Admission

    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. 

    Phone 614-236-6101

    Admission Staff Jeni 

    Jeni Cooke
    Visit Coordinator

    Jeni knows first-hand about the college search process – she just sent her first born off to college this fall. Contact her to set up your perfect day on campus, including special requests such as meeting a professor or eating lunch in the Capital Court. Jeni will make sure your visit to Capital is a memorable one.  


    Phone 614-236-6101