Contact Admissions

Contact Admissions

The Admissions team is here to help you decide if Siena is a good fit. Everyone understands how important it is for you to find the right college. Got a question? Want to visit? Unsure about the process? You can ask us anything. Getting in touch with a counselor is as simple as clicking on their name.

General Contact Info:

PH: (518) 783-2423
FX: (518) 783-2436

515 Loudon Rd. 
Loudonville, NY 12211

Find your admissions counselor by region
Albany/Capital Region (Including the Adirondacks)
     Jim Eaton
     Katie Szalda
Central New York (Binghamton and Utica)
     Charlieann Chacon
Columbia and Greene County
     Jim Eaton
     Katie Szalda
Hudson Valley
     Eric Guzman (Dutchess and Putnam Counties)
     Marie Nocella (Orange, Rockland and Ulster Counties)
Long Island
     Paul Acosta
     Eric Guzman
New York City
     Dale Taylor
     Dale Taylor
Western New York (Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse)
     Charlieann Chacon
    Colin O'Reilly
    Sean McDonald
    Sean McDonald
New Hampshire
    Sean McDonald
New Jersey
    Katie Cooney Lesko
    Sean McDonald
    Marie Nocella
Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C.
    Katie Cooney Lesko
Puerto Rico
    Marie Nocella
Rhode Island
    Colin O'Reilly
U.S. Virgin Islands
    Marie Nocella
    Colin O'Reilly
Find your admissions counselor by type of student or interest
Albany Med Program
International Students
Multicultural Students
Transfer Students
Special Group Visits
Find your admissions counselor by name
Paul Acosta
Charlieann Chacon
Katie Cooney Lesko
Jim Eaton
Eric Guzman
Nikki Hogan
Sean McDonald
Marie Nocella
Colin O'Reilly
Jen Sloan
Katie Szalda
Dale Taylor

Director of Admissions

Katie Szalda '01 - Albany/Capital Region, Columbia County and Greene County

Phone: (518) 782-6767

Advising since 2003

Degrees: B.S. Marketing, Siena College / MBA, Sage Graduate College
Great expectations: At Siena, you are pushed to grow beyond your greatest expectations. The focus here is on students, all of whom are big fish in a little pond. From classes to research to extra-curricular activities, there is so much to offer.
Capital gains: When you visit campus, do not miss the opportunity to check out downtown Albany! Explore the capital buildings on the plaza. Walk through Center Square and see the brownstones. Grab a cup of coffee from the Daily Grind on Lark St. and then stroll through Washington Park while you enjoy it. Albany has so much to offer – it is a great college town!
Dinner in dining hall: FAJITA BAR!!!
Siena love: When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my husband, Dave – he’s a Siena graduate, too! A couple of Saints, we like to think that we’re a match made in heaven. :)

Paul Acosta '09 - Long Island

Phone: (518) 782-6984

Advising since 2011

Degrees: B.S. Marketing/Management, Siena College / MBA, Union Graduate College
Grow on: At Siena, you will gain academic and life skills that will help you grow as a student and as a person.
Business or not: Regardless of the major you’re interested in, you must see the Hickey Financial Technology Center when visiting campus. It exemplifies the real-time technology available to our students.
Good egg: The best food on campus? Two words: omelet station. Delicious!
Kick it: When I’m not traveling to Long Island, I love to play soccer. I belong to a year-round league that includes Siena students. Like futbol? Check out Afrim’s Sports!

Charlieann Chacon '10 - Central and Western New York

Phone: (518) 786-5024

Advising since 2011

Degree: B.S. Sociology, Siena College
More than a college: At Siena, you will be part of a family who cares about you, providing endless opportunities to explore, grow and succeed. As a first generation college graduate from Arizona, I can attest that your classmates and professors make Siena a home away from home.
Work it out: As a former member of the women’s basketball team, I spent most of my time outside of the classroom in the gym. It’s a great place to workout, play with friends or cheer on our sports teams. Everyone needs a release and the gym is a great place to rejuvenate!
But not together: My favorite food in the dining hall? Omelets ... oh, and pizza!
Busy bee: Outside of the office, I coach varsity basketball for Catholic Central High School, volunteer in the community and attend graduate school. So if I’m not at work, coaching, volunteering or in class, I’m most likely doing homework.

Katie Cooney Lesko '99 - New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C.

Phone: (518) 783-2409

Advising since 1999

Degree: B.S. History, Siena College
Surround yourself: Siena faculty, administrators and students will invest time and resources in your success. Here, you can take risks in the classroom, explore research topics that interest you and connect with people through activities. It’s who you surround yourself with that can make all the difference, and your Siena support network is forever reliable.
Bacon! You’ve got to visit the lobby of Roger Bacon Hall. It’s “the hub” for the School of Science – it’s where students hang out, find out about events, visit the dean and hop on a community Mac. It’s also where I am during many admissions events; so you’ll get to meet me!
Fries! The steak fries in the dining hall are sooooooo good.
Ask Katie: I’ve been here for 19 years, so I can pretty much talk about all things Siena. I have a wealth of random campus stories and know countless facts about the area. Quiz me.

Jim Eaton - Albany/Capital Region, Columbia County and Greene County

Phone: (518) 782-6561

Advising since 1999, but I have taken the scenic route holding positions in the marketing, communications and public relations office before returning to admissions.

Degrees: B.A. Public Communications, The College of St. Rose / M.S. Guidance and Counseling, Sage Graduate School
Welcome home: As Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz  said "There is no place like home," and the Siena community makes campus feel like a home away from home. It's the reason I've spent most of my career here.
Saints pride: Check out a men's basketball game at the Times Union Center. Go Saints!
Siena fresh: I love the home baked potato chips from Lonnstrom Dining Hall (hint: you'll find them next to the deli)!
On the go: I enjoy training for and running marathons, as well as spending time with my three daughters and wife.

Eric Guzman '12 - Long Island, Dutchess County and Putnam County

Phone: (518) 783-4206

Advising since 2015

Degree: B.S. Marketing/Management, Management Concentration, Siena College
Saints in the community: Siena challenges students to be engaged in the classroom and in their communities. When students take advantage of these different learning opportunities, they shape their future for many years after graduation.
Take it all in: Stop by the Empire State Plaza - Grab a bite to eat and walk through on a sunny day, check out the free NYS Museum right on site, or take a trip up to the top level of the Corning Tower for breathtaking views of the Capital Region.
Fall in love: Apple cider doughnuts with cinnamon sugar are the most DELICIOUS treat!
Have your cake and eat it too: I love to cook, but more importantly, love to eat! You'll find me exploring the local restaurant scene, and then attempting to replicate my favorite meals at home. I run it off when volunteering as a youth soccer coach- always keeping busy!

Nikki Hogan '96 - On-Campus Events

Phone: (518) 786-5073

Advising since 1999

Degree: B.S. Marketing Management, Siena College
Good karma: At Siena, helping others succeed is as important at succeeding!
Welcome: A visit to Siena has to include McGuire Hall, it’s home to the admissions office, and it’s where your journey will begin!
It’s the cheesiest: There is no better food on campus than the mac and cheese at Lonnstrom Dining Hall.
Read and run: If I’m not with my two great kids and one terrific dog, you’ll most likely find me out on a run or curled up with a good book.

Sean McDonald '15 - Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New Jersey

Phone: (518) 783-2481

Advising since 2015

Degree: B.A. Political Science, Siena College
Making connections: One of my favorite things about Siena is the strong relationships that you are able to build with your professors and other school administrators. Some of my closest friends are administrators that I worked with on campus when I was a student.
Reflection and relaxation: The Grotto is a must see for anyone who is visiting Siena! It's such a peaceful getaway right here on campus. I love going to the Grotto to light a candle and reflect on whatever is happening in my life at the time.
Rise and shine: The omelets at the Lonnstrom Dining Hall are by far the best food on campus. There is a reason that there's always a long line in the morning! But, they are well worth the wait!
On the run: I love all types of exercise: running, going to the gym, swimming, etc. Fitness is an important part of my life and it keeps me sharp. I also enjoy spending time with my friends; we could be doing anything in the world and still manage to have a great time!

Marie Nocella - Multicultural, International, Special Group Visits, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, New Jersey, Orange County, Rockland County, and Ulster County

Phone: (518) 782-6937

Advising since 2003

Degree: B.A. Political Science and Spanish Language, Literature and Culture, Syracuse University
Beyond academics: Fit is so important in a college choice! Siena is a great place for a student looking for a small community environment centered around service.
Picture yourself here: When visiting, make sure you see what’s important to you, be it the academic buildings, facilities, or observing student life. Hopefully, you’ll picture yourself on campus!
It’s hot: Spicy corn soup. Muy delicioso!
A few of my favorite things: Watching baseball (Go, Sox!) and college basketball, going to the theater, museums and cultural events, reading a good book and traveling.

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Colin O’Reilly '12 - Connecticut, Rhode Island and Vermont

Phone: (518) 783-4217

Advising since 2012

Degree: B.A. English with a minor in Broadcast and Society, Siena College
Working experience: If you want to go to a school that will help you get the experience you need to get a job before or shortly after graduation then Siena College is the place for you.
Nationally ranked: Every morning before work, I pre-record my show on WVCR 88.3 The Saint, the #13 college radio station in the nation. What makes it so good? Check out C.C. O’Reilly, Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Shameless plug!)
Summer or winter: Visiting during the summer? There is no better place to be than Saratoga. Winter? Pick a direction and then hit one of many amazing ski, snowboarding or tubing slopes.
All the fixings: Hands down, breakfast is the best meal on campus. Mmmm, omelets. Such variety. Such deliciousness.

Jen Sloan '98 - Transfer Advisor

Phone: (518) 782-6594

Advising since 2001

Degree: B.A. Psychology, Siena College
Why Siena? Siena helps you become a more confident individual. When you leave here, you are ready to tackle the world. And you can officially call yourself a “Saint” for the rest of your life.
Visit “must”: I always recommend attending a sporting event when visiting so that you can immerse yourself in Siena’s school spirit.
Dining hall delights: Veggie burgers, hummus, chocolate milk and Cinnamon Toast Crunch marshmallow treats!
Outside the office: Here are my loves ... Siena and Syracuse basketball, the Yankees, exercise and spending time with my two energetic kids. 

Dale Taylor '02 - New York City and Westchester

Phone: (518) 782-6772

Advising since 2005

Degrees: B.S. Marketing, Siena / M.S. Organizational Management, Sage Colleges
Attend Siena: Come to Siena for the people and the strong sense of community.
Visit, visit, visit: Being on campus is the best way to see how special Siena really is!
Good eats: You have to try out the dining hall during your visit. From pizza to gyros, it has a little bit of everything. And it’s all you can eat! Try Brian’s jerk chicken – it’s the best.
Mentor: I’ve participated in the Siena Mentoring Program since 1998. It’s very important to me that I give back to the community. I love being a mentor.