Fall 2021 Reopening Plans
We will reopen our campuses for classes, activities, and residential living in Fall 2021. Find the latest information on our Fall 2021 Plan page.

Contact an Admissions Counselor

We know you are comparing lots of different colleges. We’re here to make that process as easy as possible. Our admissions counselors are a great resource throughout your entire college search process. 

Contact us with any questions you may have about Lesley—our programs, the culture, or what makes us stand out. Talk to us about what you’re looking for, and we can help you decide if Lesley’s a good fit. Call, email, text, or set up a one-on-one meeting with us in Cambridge. Have questions about your application to Lesley? We can help with that, too. Ask us about deadlines or requirements, and get advice on how to make your application stand out.

Travel Schedule

Throughout the year, Admissions Counselors will be conducting virtual visits to offer opportunities for students to meet with them one-on-one or in small groups, as well. See our counselors' schedule here

Find Your Counselor

Each counselor works with areas of the United States and internationally. Click "read more" under their bios to see who your counselor is. Counselors are available for virtual or phone one-on-one meetings, interviews, and accepted student meetings. Our BFA Specialists are also available for virtual portfolio reviews.

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Mike McCarthy, Associate Director of Admissions

Regions: South Western Connecticut, Westchester County & Upstate New York, Pacific Region, Alaska, and Hawaii

“My favorite aspect of working at Lesley is the students.”

Email Mike: mmccart1@lesley.edu; Call or Text Mike: 617.431.1284

Schedule a time to connect with Mike.

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Melissa Essman, Associate Director, Regional Recruitment

Area of focus at Lesley: First-year students applying to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

“What I love about Lesley students is their willingness to always want to do better. Be it pushing themselves to succeed in their area of study, tackling and mastering something new, or acting as a force for good in the world around them, each student I have encountered has seized the opportunity to leave a positive impact on the Lesley community and beyond, each in their own, unique way.”

Email Melissa: messman@lesley.edu; Call or Text Melissa: 617.765.1118

Schedule a time to connect with Melissa.

Read more to see if Melissa is your counselor.


  • South Shore Massachusetts (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)
  • Central and Western Massachusetts (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) 
  • Connecticut (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)
  • Midwest States (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)
  • New Jersey (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)
  • Southern States (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)
Mary Dion

Mary Dion, Associate Director of Admissions

Area of focus at Lesley: Transfer students and applicants to adult degree completion programs

"I love helping students find the academic path that best works with their busy schedule and career goals."

Email Mary: mdion@lesley.edu; Call or Text Mary: 508.812.9519

Schedule a time to connect with Mary

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Erik Gullard, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Regions: Northeastern Massachusetts, Southeastern Massachusetts & Cape Cod, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rocky Mountain Region

“Lesley offers students the opportunity to explore and I love when students have their ‘aha’ moment and realize their passion.”

Email Erik: egullard@lesley.edu; Call or Text Erik: 617.326.5217

Schedule a time to connect with Erik


Rocky Cotard, Assistant Director of Admissions and Urban Scholars Initiative Specialist

Regions: Metro Boston, Southwest Region

"I think Lesley is an opportune place for students seeking to engage with the world critically on a social level, artistic level and scholarly level."

Email Rocky: rcotard@lesley.edu; Call or Text Rocky: 617.553.9251

Schedule a time to connect with Rocky.

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Lesley Ells, Assistant Director of Admissions

Regions: Western Massachusetts, Eastern Connecticut, Rhode Island, Midwest Region

"Lesley is an excellent place to understand the world while also learning and exploring new cultures in this local-global nexus!"

Email Lesley: lells@lesley.edu Call or Text Lesley: 617.917.2018

Schedule a time to connect with Lesley.

bradi hajjar Director of International Recruitment and Student Success

Bradi Hajjar, Director of International Recruitment and Student Success

Area of focus at Lesley: International applicants, and students once they arrive in the U.S.

“At Lesley, there’s a supportive and welcoming community that you’ll feel from your first step on campus.”

Email Bradi: bhajjar@lesley.edu; Call or Text Bradi: (617) 397-3409

Schedule a time to connect with Bradi

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