Office of Admissions

Meet the Admissions Staff

Robert Drapcho
Assistant Director, Recruitment and Transfer Admissions

Welcome to Cleveland State! At CSU, you'll find offerings and opportunities as diverse as our campus community. Regardless of where you are in the college search process— from just beginning to explore the concept of higher education to continuing or restarting your studies— you'll discover that Cleveland State has a plan and options for you. Our campus is vibrant, dynamic and engaged with the city— offering seemingly limitless opportunities for our students both in and outside the classroom.

And we're here to help you navigate this enrollment process, so contact us and come visit our growing campus to see Cleveland State for yourself!


LaQuita Rouse-Germany 
Assistant Director, Admissions Operations 

Hi, I'm excited that you are interested in Cleveland State University! As a two time alumna of Cleveland State University I can personally attest to the value and to the quality of the education our students receive. Majoring in both Urban Services Administration and Public Administration, it has always been my passion to make sure students receive the proper assistance and knowledgeable guidance while making this pivotal transition in life. Cleveland State fulfilled its 'Engaged Learning' promise to me; I'm here to make sure the same happens for you!


Christina SanchezCristina Sanchez
Manager of Visit Experience

Hi, my name is Cristina Sanchez and I am the Manager of the CSU Visit Experience. We are so glad you are interested in CSU and hope that you come to take a tour of our growing and vibrant campus. One of my favorite things about Cleveland State University is the fact that students not only have brand new, state of the art facilities on campus, but the opportunity to make the entire city of Cleveland their playground. As a student at CSU you will have the opportunity to engage in research with faculty, take on internships with local businesses and even study abroad.


Mackenzie Albach
Enrollment Representative

Hello! I’m Mackenzie Albach and I would like to welcome you to Cleveland State University! Here at CSU, we are part of a thriving community. Located right in the heart of downtown Cleveland, students here have access to amazing opportunities to engage with their community. Whether you’re looking for a co-op, internship, research experience or study abroad, this urban campus can provide you with endless opportunities to get involved both on and off campus. One of the greatest features about CSU is that our campus is not only growing – it’s flourishing! With several brand new buildings, residence halls and state-of-the-art labs and facilities, CSU provides you with a learning environment that will grow with you!

Annalise Kelleher
Enrollment Representative
Hello!  I’m excited to work with you throughout your college search process! As a Cleveland native, I’m proud to represent such a dynamic, vibrant university in my hometown. If you are looking for an urban college experience that will provide you with real world preparation, look no further than Cleveland State. As a student at CSU, you can make our city your campus by checking out the various internships and co-ops offered downtown while exploring everything that the city of Cleveland has to offer!
I hope that you will schedule a visit to Cleveland State soon. I look forward to working with you!

Kathryn Marshall
Enrollment Representative

Hello! I'm Katy Marshall and I want to thank you for your interest in Cleveland State University. I'm proud to be a part of the vibrant, ever-expanding community here at CSU. Whatever your interests, you're certain to find something for you in our diverse offerings both on and off campus. Our downtown location in the great city of Cleveland offers you the unique chance to engage yourself in everything from internships to the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame!

We welcome you to visit our campus and look forward to assisting you with any additional questions about Cleveland State. It's an exciting time to be a CSU Viking!


Meghan McCarthy 
Enrollment Representative

Hello and welcome to Cleveland State University! My name is Meghan McCarthy and I am proud to say that I am a two-time alum, with a Bachelor's degree in Communications and a Master's degree in Adult Learning and Development. Being familiar with the university makes me very confident in what it has to offer, from internships and co-ops to endless opportunities for engaged learning. With the amount of growth and development we are experiencing, I sincerely believe that there is no better time than now to become a part of our vibrant/Viking community! Best of luck to you as you make your college selection and thank you for your interest in such a diverse and promising university!

Know that I am here to make your enrollment process as simple as possible, and I encourage you to contact me at any point in time. I look forward to speaking with you!


Zachary Nichols
Enrollment Representative

Hello, my name is Zack Nichols – Admissions Counselor at Cleveland State University and I am excited about your interest in Cleveland State! Cleveland State is an exciting place to attend college because it provides a dynamic, engaged experience found uniquely at a campus located in the heart of downtown Cleveland. Our students learn skills that are pertinent not only in the classroom, but also in the real world.

I highly encourage you to set up a college visit to experience for yourself what Cleveland State has to offer. Good luck in your college decision!


Joseph Vainner
Enrollment Representative

My name is Joe Vainner and I am Cleveland State's Admissions Counselor for students interested in transferring from another college or university. I earned my bachelor's degree from CSU after transferring from Lorain County Community College and went on to earn a masters in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and a second masters, in Educational Leadership, from Eastern Michigan University. As a student, I loved being at a diverse, urban university where I could take advantage of all the city of Cleveland has to offer. I came back to Cleveland State because I wanted to be a part of the exciting changes and growth taking place at the university. Please contact me if you're interested in transferring to CSU.