Office of Admissions

Meet the Admissions Staff

Lee Furbeck
Director, Undergraduate Admissions and Student Transition
l.furbeck@csuohio.edu
216.523.7417

Welcome to Cleveland State University! CSU really is young, hip, and urban. We’re in the middle of the action and so are our students.  They get out and they get jobs. This is the place to be.


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Stacey Adams
Associate Director, Admissions and Transfer Recruitment
s.adams15@csuohio.edu
216.687.2274

Cleveland State University offers the best that post-secondary education in a large and progressive region can offer.  We are vibrant, we are growing, we are CSU!


LaQuita Rouse-Germany 
Assistant Director, Admissions Operations
l.rousegermany@csuohio.edu 
216.523.7243

Cleveland State University has changed and evolved so dramatically and no two years are the same. We continue to be a dynamic, best-in-class urban university because of our quest to provide quality, unmatched services to students, parents, and our community partners alike.


Cristina Wayton
Manager of Visit Experience
c.sanchez17@csuohio.edu

Why Cleveland State University? Location. Cleveland State students take advantage of everything the city of Cleveland has to offer, especially the opportunities to work alongside professionals in Fortune 500 companies all while earning their degree.


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Lynn Mentch
International Recruitment Program Coordinator
 l.e.mentch@csuohio.edu
216.875.9936

Did you know Cleveland State University has over 1,600 international students from more than 80 different countries? CSU's welcoming community and numerous student support services will make Cleveland feel like your second home in no time. Come see how CSU can make you a true global citizen!


Joseph Vainner
Coordinator of Special Populations Recruitment
j.vainner@csuohio.edu
216.523.7222

My name is Joe Vainner and I am Cleveland State's senior admissions counselor for students interested in transferring from another college or university. I also focus on high schools in Southeast and East Central Ohio. I earned my bachelor's degree from CSU after transferring from Lorain County Community College and went on to earn a master's degree in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and a second master's, 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.


Mackenzie Albach
Senior Admissions Counselor
m.albach@csuohio.edu
216.687.9344

CSU not only provides you with a great classroom experience with highly recognized, supportive faculty but CSU also engages you with the community. Internships, co-cops and volunteer experience are all so important for a well-rounded education. Having access to all of the fun events in downtown Cleveland is a bonus!

I focus on high schools in the Parma area as well as New York, Pennsylvania and other states throughout the country.


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Marissa Gilbert
Senior Admissions Counselor
m.gilbert84@csuohio.edu
216-523-7401

CSU offers endless opportunities at the fingertips of their students through engaged learning fostered at an urban environment.

I focus on high schools in Medina County as well as schools in Portage, Summit, Stark, and Wayne counties.


Horsman

Tom Horsman
Senior Admissions Counselor
t.p.horsman@csuohio.edu
216.523.7415

CSU offers a great education in the classroom and you will be taught by some brilliant people. Our location in downtown Cleveland offers our students many unique and exciting opportunities. If you haven’t been to campus recently, please come visit. I think you may be pleasantly surprised. 

I focus on high schools in East Cuyahoga County as well as Northwest, North Central and West Central Ohio, and Michigan.


Kelleher

Annalise Kelleher
Senior Admissions Counselor
a.kelleher@csuohio.edu
216.687.2011

If you are looking for an urban college with endless opportunities to find real world job experience, Cleve is definitely the college for you. We have hundreds of companies and organizations in Cleveland, ranging from Sherwin Williams to NASA! There is always something exciting going on in downtown Cleveland. With our large city events and major league sports, it is definitely an exciting time to be a student in downtown Cleveland!

I focus on high schools in Southwest Cuyahoga County as well as Ashland, Lorain and Richland counties.


Clinton Miktiff

Clinton Midkiff
Senior Admissions Counselor
c.j.midkiff@csuohio.edu
216.687.5487

CSU has such an exciting atmosphere! With all the new facilities and technologies on our campus students realize CSU is the place to be! Our unique urban environment is very attractive to students who want a college experience that gives them opportunities to do internships at Fortune 500 companies within walking distance of the residence halls.

I focus on high schools in Central and Southwest Ohio including the Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati areas as well as Indiana and Kentucky.


Perry

Mike Perry
Senior Admissions Counselor
m.p.perry@csuohio.edu
216-523-7376

Students can experience everything a big school has to offer at CSU, with the benefits of a smaller school. Individualized approach, smaller classrooms, and the resources to succeed in and outside of the classroom. Our location allows for great internship, co-op and job opportunities, as well as access to exciting events and venues that downtown Cleveland has to offer!


 

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Sarah Russell
Senior Admissions Counselor – Arts
s.r.russell23@csuohio.edu
216-523-7414

For students in the Arts, CSU is truly a place to be inspired! Whether learning from our talented faculty, working hands on in one of our studios or collaborating with other creative students in our Arts Campus; CSU fosters creativity wherever you look!


Nunley

Stephanie Nunley
Administrative Secretary
s.nunley@csuohio.edu
216.687.5535

As a Cleveland native I have had a front row seat to all of the growth at Cleveland State and I am excited about where we are headed. I choose Cleveland State because of the great opportunities that are available both on and off campus. With the City of Cleveland in our backyard, CSU is uniquely placed for partnerships and Engaged Learning experiences. At CSU the opportunities really are endless!