Admissions Team

Christopher Coons

Christopher Coons 
Vice President of Enrollment Management

Email: ccoons@elmira.edu 
Telephone: (607) 735-1806
Hometown: Binghamton, New York 

Educational background:
Undergraduate college / degree: West Virginia Wesleyan College, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Graduate college / degree: Drexel University, Master of Science in Higher Education

Territorial responsibilities: All territories 

Favorite things about Elmira College: Our students and the campus community! Elmira College students are intelligent, active, engaged, and respectful. Additionally, our faculty and administration are top notch and work collaboratively to invest in our students' successes. There's no doubt about it - Elmira College is a special place! 

Leslie Daloia

Leslie Daloia
Senior Associate Director of Admissions

Email: ldaloia@elmira.edu
Telephone: (607) 735-1739 – office / (607) 738-0973  cell
Hometown: Painted Post, New York

Educational Background:
Undergraduate college / degree: Wells College, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Education
Graduate college / degrees: Elmira College, Master of Science in General Education and Corporate and Community Education; Master of Science in Corporate and Community Education

Territorial responsibilities: Southwest New York, Northwest Pennsylvania, and New York City (The Five Boroughs)

Favorite thing about Elmira College: Our Gold Key Society! These student tour guides are such a dedicated group of students who love sharing their college experience with families who visit campus. 

Patrick Gillette

Patrick Gillette
Associate Director of Enrollment Operations

Email: pgillette@elmira.edu
Telephone: (607) 735-1736 – office / (607) 857-7784 – cell
Hometown: Waverly, New York

Educational background:
Undergraduate college / degree: Mansfield University, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Music minor 
Graduate college / degree: Elmira College, pursing a Master of Science in Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Management

Office responsibilities: Manage all processing and operations 

Nolan Oxley ’13

Nolan Oxley ’13
Senior Admissions Counselor

Email: noxley@elmira.edu
Telephone: (607) 735-1724 – office / (607) 426-7732 – cell
Hometown: Endicott, New York

Educational background:
Undergraduate college / degree: Elmira College, Bachelor of Science in Speech & Hearing, Theatre minor 
Graduate college / degree: Elmira College, Master of Science in Corporate and Community Education

Territorial responsibilities:  Central and Western New York including Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Binghamton

Favorite things about Elmira College: The more than 90 clubs and organizations our study body can participate in. We have everything from Muggles for Magic to our Ultimate Frisbee Team. Not to mention, we have honor societies and major-specific clubs such as Phi Beta Kappa and L.I.S.P (League of Intern Speech Pathologists). It is super easy to get involved from the first day you step on campus. 

 

Troy Gordon

Troy Gordon ’15
Admissions Counselor 

Email: tgordon@elmira.edu
Telephone: (607) 735-1724 – office / (607) 483-5118 – cell
Hometown: Towanda, Pennsylvania

Educational background:
Undergraduate college / degree: Elmira College, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - management and marketing concentration, Economics minor. 

Territorial responsibilities: Connecticut, Northeast Pennsylvania, Eastern New York, including the North Country, Capital Region and the Hudson Valley

Favorite things about Elmira College: The extensive resources that are available to all Elmira College students.  From day one, all students are provided with valuable resources to aid their success.  Whether it be your academic advisor, first year mentor, admissions counselor, career services team, or other faculty members, there is someone available to help guide you every step of the way. 

Kate Moran

Kate Moran
Regional Director of Admissions, Mid-Atlantic

Email: kmoran@elmira.edu
Telephone: (607) 735-1724 – office / (607) 425-1924 – cell
Hometown: Havertown, Pennsylvania

Educational background:
Undergraduate college / degree: Hendrix College, Bachelor of Arts in Social Development

Territorial responsibilities: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Long Island, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Southern Pennsylvania including the greater Philadelphia area, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington D.C. and West Virginia

Favorite things about Elmira College: Our beautiful campus! What better way to spend four years of your life than living and learning in a community of peers in such an idyllic place?

Aaron Connolly
Regional Director for New England Admissions 

Email: aconnolly@elmira.edu
Telephone: (607) 735-1724 – office (607) 857-8266 - cell
Hometown: Portland, Maine 

Educational background: 
 
Undergraduate college/degree: Assumption College, Bachelor of Arts in English, Studio Art minor

Territorial responsibilities: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming

Favorite things about Elmira College: I love that students have Term III to travel domestically or abroad, conduct internships and/or research or stay on campus and take a class. This gives EC students a huge advantage when it is time to compile their resumes and head to grad school or a career.

Bruce Barner
Mid-Atlantic Admissions Recruitment Specialist 

Email: bbarner@elmira.edu 
Telephone: (215) 435-1716
Hometown: Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Educational background:
Undergraduate college/degree: Lynchburg College, Bachelor of Arts and Teacher Certification
Graduate college/degree: Villanova University, Master of Science in Counseling and Human Relations

Territorial responsibilities: Delaware Valley Region and Greater Philadelphia Suburbs in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware

Favorite things about Elmira College: The spirit of Mark Twain, the great American author and social advocate still guides us to deeper understanding of ourselves and each other. I also love the campus that truly is picture postcard perfect! This really is a student centered educational institution!

The students, the alumni, the professors and educational instructors, the athletic coaches, and the student support professionals give me an uplifting feeling being part of this gem of higher education.

Christine Zaher 
Senior International Enrollment Specialist

Email: czaher@elmira.edu 
Telephone: +44 7747135551
Hometown: Richmond, Surrey, UK 

Educational background:
Undergraduate college / degree: Bedford College, London University, BA(Hons) degree
Graduate college / degrees: King's College, London University, MA degree, University of Wales, MEd degree University of Wales, Ph.D. degree (international tertiary education)

Territorial responsibilities: International locations

Favorite things about Elmira College: As a past professor, I find the fact that there is such a high volume of joint student-faculty research conducted at Elmira absolutely wonderful.  Not only does this provide our students with extraordinary experience, it also allows them to enhance their resumes in a way that will significantly impact graduate school applications and their careers. Kudos to our professors and their awesome students!

Suzanne Waters

Suzanne Waters 
Enrollment Operations Coordinator 

Email: swaters@elmira.edu
Telephone: (607) 735-1724 
Hometown: Elmira, New York 

Educational background:
Undergraduate college / degree: Eckerd College, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 

Office responsibilities: Processing of all application materials

Favorite things about Elmira College: All of the traditions at Elmira, as well as the school colors of purple and gold. 

Jessie Smith

Jessie Smith  
Office Manager 

Email: jsmith@elmira.edu 
Telephone: (607) 735-1724 
Hometown: Hornell, New York 

Educational background:
Undergraduate college / degree: Mansfield University, Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management

Office responsibilities: Based in the Admissions Office and is focused on organizing the office layout and maintaining supplies of stationery and equipment; Providing general support to visitors; Organizing office operations and procedures

Favorite things about Elmira College: Seeing all the new faces of students walk in to the Admissions Office. 

Elmira College Office of Admissions
One Park Place
Elmira, New York 14901
Phone: 800-935-6472
FAX: 607-735-1718