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A Note from the Director of Admissions

Hello,

My name is Jennifer Kanellis and I'm the Director of Admissions at Kean University. Thanks for your interest in Kean!

If this is your first visit to our website, welcome!  To help you get started, you'll find links to some of our key pages directly to the right. If you've already had time to explore our site, you may have started to discover some of the many advantages to attending Kean University.

What I love most about Kean is that it makes a world-class education accessible, affordable, and attainable.  The value you’ll find at Kean is unparalleled. The landscape and rich history of the 160-year old, tree-lined campus is breathtaking, but the state-of-the-art facilities and access to the best technology, industry grade equipment, and world-class faculty is what keeps Kean progressive and a leader in higher education. If you haven't done so already, you have to check this place out!  Click over to the Visit Kean section of our website for information about campus tours, information sessions, and more.  Our Admissions Counselors may also be traveling to an area near you, so be sure to check our Recruitment Calendar.

We realize selecting a college is a big decision and you're bound to have a lot of questions along the way. With that in mind, we've designed this page to help connect you directly with an Admission Counselor. If you have any additional questions about our campus, programs or the application process, please don't hesitate to reach out. Just select your student type from the menu below to find a phone number and email address for your Admission Counselor.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,

Jennifer Kanellis
Director of Admissions, Kean University

 

Contact an Admissions Counselor

To continue, select your student type from the menu below...

Academic Accordions: 
Accordion Title: 
Undergraduate Admissions Counselors
Accordion Body: 

Undergraduate Admissions Counselors

Lynette DiazName: Lynette Diaz
Hometown: Perth Amboy, NJ
Degree: B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Psychological Services
Alma Mater: Ramapo College
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling! It's the best way to open up your mind. 

Territories Covered: NJ: Union County; NYC: New York, Queens, Bronx
Specialties: College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Spanish Speaking Program (SSP), Programa Español
Phone: 908.737.7101
Email: diazlynn@kean.edu 

I love Kean University because I have been able to grow and gain so many experiences while working with students from all different walks of life and backgrounds- it has been a very enriching experience thus far, and I look forward to the future!  

Kean provides students with a world-class education, excellent networking opportunities and friendly campus communities. 

Lynette DiazName: Kirsten Sneeringer
Hometown: Gettysburg, PA 
Degree: B.A. English
Alma Mater: Mount St. Mary’s University
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, writing creative nonfiction, spending time at the beach, and crafting!

Territories Covered: NJ Counties: Morris, Bergen, Hudson; Pennsylvania; Long Island (Nassau & Suffolk); International applicants
Specialties: STEM Liaison, DREAM ACT 
Phone: 908.737.7113
Email: ksneerin@kean.edu

Kean University provides students with all the tools they need to become academically and professionally successful. Faculty and staff are dedicated to student achievement and maintaining close relationships with students, giving Kean the feel of a small, private institution but with the amenities and opportunities of a large university—including excellent housing, internship & study abroad opportunities, and a diverse population. 

All of this, along with having the most affordable comprehensive University in New Jersey, makes for a life-changing experience! 

Micale DortName: Micale Dort
Hometown: East Orange, NJ, but my family is originally from Haiti
Degree: B.A. in Family Studies
Alma Mater: Montclair State University
Hobbies/Interests: Working out, especially Crossfit and basketball! I absolutely love basketball. My favorite team is the Boston Celtics. 

Territories Covered: NJ Counties: Passaic and Sussex counties; Connecticut
Specialties: College of Natural Applied and Health Sciences, The Entry Program Into College (EPIC) and Passport
Phone: 908.737.7111
Email: dortmi@kean.edu 

Kean is an institution that provides so much to each student. Our campus is beautiful; all staff and faculty want each student to succeed; we have a large selection of majors; and we’re the most affordable comprehensive University in the state of New Jersey. 

Kean University is a diverse, state-of-the-art institution without state-of-the-art prices. We are constantly evolving to meet the needs of our students and to best prepare them for the workforce. 
 

Christina Vazquez

Name: Christina Vazquez
Hometown: Union, NJ
Degree: B.S. in Theatre, M.A. in Sociology/Social Justice
Alma Mater: Kean University
Hobbies/Interests: Yoga, Pilates/Barre, Crossfit, reading, and volunteering with animal rescue groups.
Territories Covered: NJ Counties: Middlesex, Atlantic, Gloucester, Cumberland, Cape May, Salem; Delaware
Specialties: Michael Graves College & School of Architecture, Robert Busch School of Design, College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA), China: Wenzhou
Phone: 908.737.7110
Email: vazquezc@kean.edu  
The faculty at Kean are inspirational. They are all practicing professionals in their career fields. Kean is a large public institution yet maintains the intimate and personal experience of a small private school.
Kean students receive a world class education, with access to an abundance of internship opportunities and a preparedness for the real world.

 

Gregory BenedictName: Gregory Benedict Jr.
Hometown: Howell, NJ
Degree: B.A. History
Alma Mater: Kean University
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking and watching the NY Giants and Notre Dame football.
Territories covered: Monmouth, Ocean, Camden, Mercer, Burlington, Somerset, NY Downstate: Orange, Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam
Specialties: College of Education, College of Business & Public Management, Athletics
Phone: 908.737.7104
Email: benedicg@kean.edu

Accordion Title: 
Kean Online Admissions Counselors
Accordion Body: 

Kean Online Admissions Counselors

John Van Brunt

Name: John Van Brunt
Hometown: Roxbury, NJ
Degree: B.S. Business Management and MBA in Management
Alma Mater: Monmouth University
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family and friends. Playing and watching sports. Comedy. 

Phone: 908.737.4277
Email: vanbrunt@kean.edu
 

 

Michael VilanellaName: Michael Villanella
Hometown: Berkeley Heights, NJ
Degree: B.A. Psychology, MAEd.
Alma Mater: Monmouth University
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling to and learning about places I have yet to experience. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Phone: 908.737.4276
Email: mvillane@kean.edu

 

Accordion Title: 
Transfer Admissions Counselors
Accordion Body: 

Transfer Admissions Counselors

Lynette DiazName: Lynette Diaz
Hometown: Perth Amboy, NJ
Degree: B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Psychological Services
Alma Mater: Ramapo College
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling! It's the best way to open up your mind. 

Territories Covered: NJ: Union County; NYC: New York, Queens, Bronx
Specialties: College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Spanish Speaking Program (SSP), Programa Español
Phone: 908.737.7101
Email: diazlynn@kean.edu 

I love Kean University because I have been able to grow and gain so many experiences while working with students from all different walks of life and backgrounds- it has been a very enriching experience thus far, and I look forward to the future!  

Kean provides students with a world-class education, excellent networking opportunities and friendly campus communities. 

Lynette DiazName: Kirsten Sneeringer
Hometown: Gettysburg, PA 
Degree: B.A. English
Alma Mater: Mount St. Mary’s University
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, writing creative nonfiction, spending time at the beach, and crafting!

Territories Covered: NJ Counties: Morris, Bergen, Hudson; Pennsylvania; Long Island (Nassau & Suffolk); International applicants
Specialties: STEM Liaison, DREAM ACT 
Phone: 908.737.7113
Email: ksneerin@kean.edu

Kean University provides students with all the tools they need to become academically and professionally successful. Faculty and staff are dedicated to student achievement and maintaining close relationships with students, giving Kean the feel of a small, private institution but with the amenities and opportunities of a large university—including excellent housing, internship & study abroad opportunities, and a diverse population. 

All of this, along with having the most affordable comprehensive University in New Jersey, makes for a life-changing experience! 

Micale DortName: Micale Dort
Hometown: East Orange, NJ, but my family is originally from Haiti
Degree: B.A. in Family Studies
Alma Mater: Montclair State University
Hobbies/Interests: Working out, especially Crossfit and basketball! I absolutely love basketball. My favorite team is the Boston Celtics. 

Territories Covered: NJ Counties: Passaic and Sussex counties; Connecticut
Specialties: College of Natural Applied and Health Sciences, The Entry Program Into College (EPIC) and Passport
Phone: 908.737.7111
Email: dortmi@kean.edu 

Kean is an institution that provides so much to each student. Our campus is beautiful; all staff and faculty want each student to succeed; we have a large selection of majors; and we’re the most affordable comprehensive University in the state of New Jersey. 

Kean University is a diverse, state-of-the-art institution without state-of-the-art prices. We are constantly evolving to meet the needs of our students and to best prepare them for the workforce. 
 

Christina Vazquez

Name: Christina Vazquez
Hometown: Union, NJ
Degree: B.S. in Theatre, M.A. in Sociology/Social Justice
Alma Mater: Kean University
Hobbies/Interests: Yoga, Pilates/Barre, Crossfit, reading, and volunteering with animal rescue groups.

Territories Covered: NJ Counties: Middlesex, Atlantic, Gloucester, Cumberland, Cape May, Salem; Delaware
Specialties: Michael Graves College & School of Architecture, Robert Busch School of Design, College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA), China: Wenzhou 
Phone: 908.737.7110
Email: vazquezc@kean.edu  

The faculty at Kean are inspirational. They are all practicing professionals in their career fields. Kean is a large public institution yet maintains the intimate and personal experience of a small private school.

Kean students receive a world class education, with access to an abundance of internship opportunities and a preparedness for the real world.
 

Gregory BenedictName: Gregory Benedict Jr.
Hometown: Howell, NJ
Degree: B.A. History
Alma Mater: Kean University
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking and watching the NY Giants and Notre Dame football.

Territories covered: Monmouth, Ocean, Camden, Mercer, Burlington, Somerset, NY Downstate: Orange, Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam
Specialties: College of Education, College of Business & Public Management, Athletics

Phone: 908.737.7104
Email: benedicg@kean.edu

Accordion Title: 
Graduate Admissions Counselors
Accordion Body: 

Graduate Admissions Counselors 

Name Phone Number Email Applicants
(by last name)
Helen Ramirez 908.737.7137 hramirez@kean.edu A-G
Helen Ramirez 908.737.7137 hramirez@kean.edu H-K
Amy Hajdusek 908.737.7136 hajdusea@kean.edu L-N
Pedro Lopes 908.737.7119 plopes@kean.edu O-Z
Accordion Title: 
Kean Ocean Admissions Counselors
Accordion Body: 

Kean Ocean Admissions Counselors 

Name Phone Number Email Specialty
Richard Harrell 732.255.0400 harrellr@kean.edu All BA and BFA majors
Tara Higgins 732.255.0356 thiggins@kean.edu All BS and BSN majors

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