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Contact Us

Whether you’re looking to begin an application, have questions about transferring to Montclair State or trying to check your application status, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is pleased to help you in any way we can.


As we all take precautions against Coronavirus and practice social distancing, Montclair State Admissions Counselors are still here to help, even if we’re remote! Let us put you in touch with virtual resources to help you get to know Montclair State University and make the decision to become a Red Hawk.

Have questions about the status of your application? Need information about changing your major? Want to know more about what life is like as a Red Hawk? We’re ready to answer any questions you may have. Just sign up for a telecounseling appointment and let us know how you’d like to be contacted—via phone, online chat, or web conference—and an Admissions Counselor will be in touch with you during your appointment time.

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We look forward to continuing to support you through your college application process.

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Connect with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions online:

Webster Hall Office Hours

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions, located in Dickson Hall, is happy to serve you:

Fall and Spring Semester

  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. –  4:30 p.m.

Winter and Spring Break

  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


  • Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday: Closed

Please feel free to call us directly at 973-655-4444. Fax your application materials to 973-655-7700.

Admissions Staff

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Jeffrey Gant
Director of Undergraduate Admissions


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Jordanna Maziarz
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions


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Mary Murphy
Manager of Pre-Enrollment Services


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Julianne Vitale
Senior Assistant Director for Operations & Transfer Services


Donna McLearie
Program Assistant


Gregory Nasser
Assistant Director for Early College Programs


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Erin Samples
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Transfer Review and Recruitment


Mukund Gopalakrishnan

Mukund Gopalakrishnan
Assistant Director of CRM Data Analytics and Technology

Julissa Duran

Julissa Duran
Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications


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Neris Fleming
Coordinator for Specialized Engagement Programs


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Tabitha Mitchell
Customer Service Coordinator


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Fred Stolarski
Visit Experience Coordinator

Phone: 973-655-6919
Tours: 973-655-5322

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Vanessa Devericks
Lead Admissions Counselor for Recruitment Coordination
Special Populations: Adult Learner (CAL and OLA) applicants; Alumni Recruitment Team.
Recruitment Territory: New Jersey Counties – Morris and Sussex


Ryan Davila

Ryan Davila
Admissions Counselor


Cherese Jackson
EOF Admissions Counselor
Recruitment Territory: New Jersey Counties – Hudson, Passaic, Essex


Anisha Saini 
Admissions Counselor
Recruitment Territory: New Jersey Counties – Middlesex and Monmouth; New York – Long Island


Marisa Portuesi Petryna
Admissions Counselor
Recruitment Territory: New Jersey County – Bergen, New York – Lower Hudson Valley and Connecticut.


Dina Rezk
Admissions Counselor
Recruitment Territory: New Jersey Counties – Union, Mercer, Somerset, Hunterdon, Warren; New York – Staten Island


Richard Bruno
Admissions Counselor


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Maria Zaino
Admissions Counselor
Special Population: Transfer applicants and re-admit applicants.


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Lisa Williams
Transfer Admissions Counselor
Special Population: Freshman in Advanced Standing

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Zabdi Medel
Community College Liaison


Kenei Miyazawa
Pre-Enrollment Specialist for Students
Special Population: Veteran and Military applicants.

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Jodi Cotugno
Pre-Enrollment Specialist for Students (E-K)
Special Population: Athletes


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Larissa Lamont
Pre-Enrollment Specialist for Students (L-Q)


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Anne Marie Lopez
Pre-Enrollment Specialist for Students (R-Z)


Maggie Leckey
Transfer Pre-Enrollment Specialist


Maria Rizzitello
Transcript Assistant


Guidance Counselor Liaison