Office of Admissions

Meet the Admissions Staff

Lee Furbeck
Director, Undergraduate Admissions and Student Transition

Welcome to Cleveland State University! I am pleased that you are considering CSU in your college search. In the Admissions Office, we want to support your exploration of all that CSU has to offer. We've assigned an admissions counselor to your school or area so that you have a direct contact who can answer all of your questions and assist you with the application process. Why not reach out and introduce yourself if you haven't already?

It's a great time to be a CSU student. Our students benefit from CSU's prime location in the heart of the city, thousands of internships and co-ops, robust student organizations and athletics, and nationally-recognized academics and support services. I love calling CSU "home," and I hope you will too!

Nick Grady

Nick Grady
Assistant Director, Recruitment

Here at Cleveland State University, our campus community is at the forefront of Downtown Cleveland and not only experiences the city's growth and revitalization, but contributes to it as well. With over 200 academic majors from which to choose, students are able to obtain the knowledge and real-world experiences needed to propel forward and succeed in their careers while enjoying the many benefits of life at CSU.

LaQuita Rouse-Germany 
Assistant Director, Admissions Operations 

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

Cristina Wayton
Assistant Director, Campus Visits & Orientation

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.

Holly Hemminger

Holly Hemminger
Coordinator, Campus Visits & Alumni Recruitment

Cleveland State University is clearly a special place to be with rich opportunities thourghout downtown Cleveland, an engaged and diverse student population, and passionate staff and faculty. I have the pleasure of coordinating campus visits, alumni recruitment efforts, and serving as an energetic member of the admissions team through new student orienation and other events. 

Blair A. Suttles

Blair A. Suttles
Coordinator, Transfer and Non-Traditional Student Recruitment

Cleveland State University has been recognized by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society for being a transfer-friendly institution. We always strive to make the transfer process as smooth as possible for our students!

I work with all transfer students and non-traditional student populations such as dual enrollment, veterans, and returning learners.

Breegan Arnett
Breegan Arnett
Senior Admissions Counselor, Arts

From Fall Visit Day to our Arts Campus located in the heart of Playhouse Square, there are countless things to love — and be inspired by — at CSU. Plus, CSU's campus is about to get even more exciting with the addition of Ohio's first standalone film school.

Samantha Broaddus
Senior Admissions Counselor

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

I focus on the Cleveland Metropolitan School District as well as some southeastern Ohio counties.

Courtney Glover

Courtney Glover
Senior Admissions Counselor

Cleveland State University is a great institution with so much to offer to so many! From excellent faculty and staff to multiple opportunities to gain experience and engage inside and outside of the classroom-CSU is the place where that exists. If you want to study on a campus in the heart of a big city, we are the place for you.

I focus on high schools in East Cuyahoga County, Central and Southwest Ohio including the Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati areas.


Tom Horsman
Senior Admissions Counselor

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 West Cuyahoga County as well as Northwest, North Central and West Central Ohio, and Michigan.

Elizabeth Meadows

Elizabeth Meadows
Senior Admissions Counselor

Cleveland state University has a lot to offer. It's a great place to connect with professors, engage with the community and obtain internships to build your professional career.

I focus on high schools in Southeast Cuyahoga County, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne Counties.

Clinton Miktiff

Clinton Midkiff
Senior Admissions Counselor

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.


Mike Perry
Senior Admissions Counselor

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!


Stephanie Nunley
Administrative Coordinator

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 chose 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 are endless!