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Contact an admissions counselor individually or reach out to the Office of Admissions if you have any questions.


Voice Call: (315) 781-3622 or (800) 852-2256

Text Message: (315) 350-3291

Fax: (315) 781-3914

Mailing Address:
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Office of Admissions
629 S. Main St.
Geneva, N.Y. 14456

John Young

John Young
Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions
Young was named Vice President and Dean of Admissions in June 2018. He has responsibility for leading the admissions and financial aid teams. Prior to his arrival at HWS, he worked on the admissions staffs at Colgate University and Skidmore College. He has been involved in several admissions professional organizations, most significantly the New York State Association for College Admissions Counseling. Young presents regularly at high schools across the country on a variety of topics and is a speaker at the Summer Institute for new admissions officers and college counselors. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history at Colgate University.


Marylyn O’Hora Uhnak

Marylyn Uhnak
Associate Vice President and Director of International Enrollment and Success
Phone: (315) 781-3750
Text: (315) 290-3623
WeChat: hws_marylyn

Uhnak spent the majority of her career working in Admissions and Enrollment at both Hobart and William Smith College and Wells College. Uhnak spent the last 10 years as Assistant Vice President for On and Off Campus Engagement, welcoming prospective students and their families to the HWS Community. In addition to her work in the Office of the President, she serves on the Council of International Schools Asia Committee. Uhnak graduated from Wells College.


Kate Beyer ’07

Kate Beyer
Associate Director of Admissions, Director of New England Recruitment
Phone: (207) 577-3821
Text: (315) 828-0965

Kate graduated from William Smith in 2007 with a bachelor of arts degree in individual studies – Diversity in the Workplace. Following graduation, Kate was the first AmeriCorps VISTA member at HWS, serving with the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning. She later worked at Massachusetts Campus Compact, where she was the coordinator of student initiatives. Kate returned to HWS in 2012, accepting a position as a New England regional representative.


Alison Boland

Alison Boland
Associate Director of Admissions
Phone: (315) 781-3318
Text: (315) 828-0905

Alison graduated from State University of New York College at Buffalo where she received a bachelor’s degree in education in 2000. Prior to joining the admissions staff at HWS, Alison worked as a college and career coordinator for the Pittsford Central School district. Alison currently serves as the admissions counselor for students from New York’s Finger Lakes region, Rochester, and Syracuse.


Brianne Ellis ’13

Brianne Ellis
Associate Director of Admissions
Phone: (315) 781-3768
Text: (315) 325-9039

Brianne is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, and a 2013 graduate of William Smith. During her time at HWS she served as class president, was a teaching fellow for the Anthropology Department, studied abroad in Argentina, interned for The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation in South Africa and participated in the HWS Hillel trip to Israel. She majored in sociology and Latin American studies and minored in child advocacy. After graduation, she joined Teach For America in Miami, Fla., and earned a master’s degree in education and social change from the University of Miami while participating in the program. Brianne currently serves as the admissions counselor for students from Connecticut and Florida.


Craig Meyers

Craig Meyers
Associate Director of Admissions Communications
Phone: (315) 781-3794
Text: (315) 828-0051

Craig graduated from the State University of New York College at Oneonta with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Prior to joining the admissions staff Craig spent five years as a field engineer for the HWS IT Department.


Suzanne Willard ’99

Suzanne Willard
Associate Director of Admissions
Phone: (315) 781-3865
Text: (315) 325-9003

Sue earned a bachelor’s degree in history from William Smith College in 1999 and completed the education program. After earning a master’s degree in history and serving as a graduate assistant soccer coach at Washington College, she returned to William Smith as assistant coach for the Herons in 2001. From there, Sue went on to coach soccer at both the NCAA Division I and III levels, before rejoining HWS in the Office of Admissions.


Jessica Shea

Jessica Shea
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
Phone: (315) 781-3730
Text: (315) 325-9044

Jessica graduated from the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and a master’s degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education. Jessica represents Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Long Island and New Jersey.


Jillian Augustine

Jillian Augustine
Assistant Director of Admissions
Phone: (315) 781-4514
Text: (315) 828-0841

A Geneva native, Jill graduated from The University at Albany, SUNY, in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in communications. Prior to joining the admissions staff, Jill spent three summers working with Conferences and Events at HWS. Jill serves as the admissions counselor for the following territories: Queens and Brooklyn, N.Y., North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alaska, Hawaii, New Mexico, Arizona, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, Nevada and Utah.


Christina Brundage

Christina Brundage
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
Phone: (315) 781-3789
Text: (315) 325-9036

Christina graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay with a bachelor’s degree in business, marketing and communication arts. Prior to joining the HWS admissions staff, she worked in finance, and as an entrepreneur. Having recently migrated from the Midwest, Christina is excited to champion all that Hobart and William Smith Colleges has to offer.


Max Gorton ’16

Max Gorton
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
Phone: (315) 781-3737
Text: (315) 290-3337

Max graduated from Hobart College in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Studies and a minor in Political Science. While at HWS he was able to study in Rome, Italy, and while on campus served as a Resident Assistant, Hobart Student Trustee, and a tutor for America Reads in the local community. Further, Max was a member of the male a capella group, the Hobartones, and enjoyed playing intramural sports. Prior to joining the Admissions staff in the summer of 2017 he worked for some time in Manhattan at an interior design and architectural firm and traveled throughout Europe. Max represents Hobart and William Smith in the Midwest, Pennsylvania, and a slice of Connecticut.


Ian Gregory-Davis

Ian Gregory-Davis
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
Phone: (315) 781-3868
Text: (315) 325-9010

Ian graduated from Skidmore College in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Exercise Sciences, and a minor in Spanish. While at Skidmore, Ian was a Resident Assistant, Peer Mentor and avid intramural volleyball and tennis player. However, Ian’s favorite job while on campus was working as a Head Thoroughbred Ambassador in the Admissions Office. During his junior year, he had the opportunity to study abroad in Madrid, Spain. Ian currently serves as the admissions counselor for students from Western Massachusetts and the North Shore, Rhode Island and the Capital District of New York.


Ruby Auman ’22

Ruby Auman
Tour Guide
Lewisburg, Pa.
Architectural Studies and Aesthetics Double Major
William Smith Cross Country, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Student Activities Office Student Worker


Michael Bamah ’22

Michael Bamah
Tour Guide
New York, N.Y.
International Relations Major, Public Policy Minor
Hobart Student Government, Hobart Dean’s Council


Lauren Earley ’23

Lauren Earley
Tour Guide
Northborough, Mass.
Media and Society Major, Entrepreneurial Studies and French Double Minor
Koshare Dance Collective, Dreamcatchers, French Club, Club Tennis


Kate Equinozzi ’23

Kate Equinozzi
Tour Guide
Geneva, N.Y.
Political Science and International Relations Double Major
Habitat for Humanity, Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN), HWS Votes, Tutor at Boys and Girls Club, Civic Leader


Stewy Falso ’22

Stewy Falso
Tour Guide
Manlius, N.Y.
Economics and History Double Major
Hobart Cross Country, HWS Leads, Kappa Alpha Society


Gavin Flood ’20, MAT ’21

Gavin Flood
Tour Guide
Webster, N.Y.
Political Science and Educational Studies Double Major, French and Francophone Studies Minor
Resident Adviser, Orientation Mentor, Colleges’ Chorale, Acapella, Reunion Student Worker, Koshare Dance Collective, Hobart Student Government