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SU’s Office of Admissions announces promotions
In conjunction with the strategic restructuring of the Office of Admissions, the following promotions were made to high-performing staff members who have consistently demonstrated excellence in their work effort and commitment to executing its mission:
Charlotte Tefft, Director of Admissions
Formerly an associate director, Tefft now oversees the Campus and Field Events Department and serves as the coordinator for the Midwest Region Recruiting Team, as well as a tactical review team leader, and oversees the University 100 Program, a network of current SU students who act as ambassadors in providing outreach to prospective students. Tefft has more than 40 years of admissions experience at SU.
David West, Director of Admissions
Formerly an associate director, West now oversees the Domestic Market Research Department and Domestic Territory Management. West is also the coordinator for the Western Regional Recruiting Team, as well as tactical review team leader, and oversees the Alumni Representative Program, an vast network of alums who assist in outreach efforts to prospective students. West has more than 20 years of experience at SU.
David Viggiano, Director of Admissions
Formerly an associate director, Viggiano has oversight for the Marketing and Communications Department that includes admissions notification and publications. A graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Viggiano is currently pursuing an M.B.A. at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Viggiano has more than 10 years of admissions experience at SU.
Michele Pipas, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
Formerly an assistant director, Pipas is responsible for the overall strategic development and implementation of transfer recruitment efforts. She provides program oversight and will create opportunities to increase the enrollment of transfer students to the University. Pipas is also coordinator for the Southern Regional Recruiting Team, as well as a tactical review team leader. Pipas has more than 20 years of experience in admissions.
Marie Nocella, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
Formerly an assistant director, Nocella is now the coordinator for both the Northeast Regional Recruiting Team, as well as a tactical review team leader. Nocella is also a communications specialist within Admissions’ Department of Marketing and Communications. Nocella has been instrumental in developing SU’s market presence in Puerto Rico and will continue in that role. With more than eight years of admissions experience at SU, Nocella is fluent in Spanish and holds a master’s degree from SU.
Lisa Raney, Assistant Director of Admissions
Formerly an admissions counselor, Raney is now a communications specialist within the Department of Marketing and Communications. She is also a member of the Western Regional Recruiting Team, as well as a member of a tactical review team. Raney is a 2004 graduate of Bethany College and was employed there for two years as an admissions counselor prior to her arrival at SU in 2008.
Nancy Vaught, Office Coordinator III
Formerly an office coordinator II, Vaught, in addition to coordinating activities within the Visitor Center, now interfaces with high-profile applicants and provides administrative support for the Southeast Regional Office. She also coordinates student tour guides and information sessions for prospective students and their families. Vaught has been with the Admissions Office for more than seven years.