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.
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.
Mike McCarthy, Associate Director of Admissions
Melissa Essman, Associate Director, Regional Recruitment
Regions: Westchester, Nassau, & Suffolk counties in NY, New Jersey, Southeast states, Western Massachusetts, Eastern Connecticut, Rhode Island and Midwest Region
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Call or Text Melissa: 617.765.1118
Mary Dion, Associate Director of Admissions
Area of focus at Lesley: Transfer and adult degree completion applicants (Last Names K-Z), online undergraduate applicants, International applicants, and students once they arrive in the U.S.
"I love helping students find the academic path that best works with their busy schedule and career goals."
Email Mary: email@example.com; Call or Text Mary: 508.812.9519
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Call or Text Erik: 617.326.5217
Shawn Kithcart, Assistant Director of Admissions
Area of focus at Lesley: Transfer and adult degree completion applicants (Last Names A-J), and community college partnership applicants.
“I love working with students to help them find their potential and the right fit for their education. Lesley’s location and diverse academic programs provide them with immense opportunities to support their future endeavors.”
Email Shawn: email@example.com; Text Shawn: 617.404.2735