Graduate Admissions Staff

Phone: 612-625-3014          Email: gsquest@umn.edu

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
309 Johnston Hall

Name and Position Description

Contact if you have questions about...

Hanna Sun | Aki Takahashi | Allie Verhoye

Front Desk Advisors – gsquest@umn.edu

Inquiry response - emails, phone calls, and walk-ins. Assistance with processing and other related duties. 

 

Anything! Hanna, Aki and Allie are our point people for all admissions related questions.  They will connect you with the best person to answer your questions. They are also graduate assistants, so they offer this unique perspective as well!

Dean Tsantir

Director of Admissions & Recruitment – tsan0006@umn.edu

Management of Apply Yourself admission system, international student I-20 production, office supervising, project management, system trainings, MyU portal and website content management, recruitment.

 

University admissions policy questions, feedback about admissions services/support, requests for system enhancements, ApplyYourself topics, international & domestic recruitment, myU portal, I-20s, data requests, etc.

Jim Rowan

Assistant Director of Admissions – j-rowa@umn.edu   

Review transcripts/credentials for degree equivalence and school accreditation, international student I-20 production, review admission decisions. Assist with management of Apply Yourself admission system.

 

Transcript and credential evaluation, ApplyYourself, international & domestic recruitment, myU portal, I-20s, financial certification, online application issues, etc.

Laurie Hoppe

Lead Admissions Officer – hoppe003@umn.edu

Review transcripts/credentials for degree equivalence and school accreditation, manage AY tables and letters, review admission decisions, and manage Duluth applications.

 

Transcript and credential evaluation, domestic recruitment, admissions office publications and forms.

 

Paula Baker

Admissions Officer – baker496@umn.edu

Review transcripts/credentials for degree equivalence and school accreditation, review admission decisions, online recruitment, website updates and special projects. 

 

 Transcript and credential evaluation, recruitment, admissions website.

Bill Swisher

Information Technology Professional - swish003@umn.edu

Manage Apply Yourself admission system and Connect prospect system. Coordinate, run, and report on numerous automated processes from database systems. Develop and maintain computer systems and resolve software system issues for department users.

 

Apply Yourself automated processes and system issues.

Suzan Koroglu

Systems Support – korog001@umn.edu

Manage Connect prospect system and AppReview paperless applicant file review system.  Process I-20s. Coordinate training programs. Special projects. etc.

 

Connect, AppReview, ApplyYourself, I-20 production, SEVIS issues, international student financial certification.

Theodora 'Teddy' Lamden

Admissions Coordinator - lamde001@umn.edu

Recruitment and student outreach.  Training for program staff - ApplyYourself and AppReview.  Internal process managment.

Recruitment.  Training for program staff.  Internal Graduate Admissions processes.

Chee Kue Lee

Admissions Adviser – leex3666@umn.edu

Process new applications and change of status/readmission applications from start to finish.  Have regular contact with departments either by phone or email.

 

New application and Change of Status/Readmission processing.

Stephanie Palumbo

Student Personnel Coordinator  - pawla001@umn.edu

Process incoming applications for prospective graduate students and applications for readmission and change of status. Act as lead worker including supervising and training student workers and temporary staff as well as training new processing staff employees.

 

New application and Change of Status/Readmission processing.

Barb Sivanich

Executive Operations & Student Services Specialist – sivan004@umn.edu

Process new applications and change of status/readmission applications from start to finish.  Have regular contact with departments either by phone or email.

 

 New application and Change of Status/Readmission processing.

Andrew Lucas (retired, but returns during peak season)

Admissions Officer – lucas001@umn.edu

Review transcripts/credentials for degree equivalence and school accreditation, review admission decisions.

 

Transcript and credential evaluation.