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Our Team is Here to Help You

Contact Information

We are happy to help with questions, but please know that we do not track demonstrated interest as part of the application process.

Mailing address:
Office of Admission
Vassar College, Box 10
124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0010

Telephone: (845) 437-7300 or (800) 827-7270
Fax: (845) 437-7063

Admission Officers

Browse our list of Admission Officers to find the counselor for your area.

Sonya K. Smith

Vice President and Dean of Admission and Student Financial Services

David Toomer

Director of Admission

Regional Responsibilities: District of Columbia

Justin Ao

Admission Counselor

Regional Responsibilities: Alaska, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, Wyoming, U.S. Territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands
International Responsibilities: Oceania

Breanna Conwell

Admission Counselor

Regional Responsibilities: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
International Responsibilities: East Asia, Canada

Kyle Doyle

Senior Assistant Director of Admission

Regional Responsibilities: Florida, New York (Central Hudson, Westchester County, Rockland County)
International Responsibilities: Central Asia, Europe, South Asia

James Gallagher

Admission Counselor

Regional Responsibilities: Massachusetts (Eastern), New York (Brooklyn, Manhattan)
International Responsibilities: Middle East, Southeast Asia

Siena Howenstein

Admission Counselor

Regional Responsibilities: California (Southern), Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts (Western), New Jersey (Northern), New York (Long Island, Staten Island, Upstate)

Colleen Mallet

Director of Veteran Students Outreach and Support

Regional Responsibilities: U.S. Veterans

Melanie Poston

Associate Director of Admission

Regional Responsibilities: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawai’i, Illinois, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah

Juan Ramirez

Admission Counselor

Regional Responsibilities: Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York (Bronx, Queens), Ohio, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Wisconsin
International Responsibilities: Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, South America

Samuel Short ’16

Admission Counselor

Regional Responsibilities: California (Northern), Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey (Central and Southern), Rhode Island, Vermont

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