Contact the Admissions Team

The Admissions Office at Castleton is here to help you with your college search and the admissions process. We pride ourselves in working with every applicant on a personal level. We hope that you will contact one of us to see if Castleton is right for you.

Contact us any time by email, phone or mail:

Email Admissions:
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Toll Free: 1-800-639-8521
Telephone: (802) 468-1213
Fax: (802) 468-1476

Mailing Address:
Castleton Admissions Office
86 Seminary Street
Castleton University
Castleton, VT 05735

Maurice Ouimet
Dean of Enrollment

Maurice is a 1996 graduate of Boston College. He entered the field of college admissions after graduation, gained his Masters in Education, and has been at Castleton since 2002. His hobbies include small scale farming, gardening and spending time with his family.

Telephone: (802) 468-1213

Patrick LiuPatrick Liu
Director of International Student Recruitment & Enrollment

Patrick Liu has been at Castleton since June 2014, where he works with his colleagues to recruit and admit international students and he also advises and assists them with Federal immigration regulations.

Prior to Castleton, he was the Immigration Advisor and F-1 Specialist in the International Student and Scholars Services Office of the University of North Texas. From 1998 to 2013, Patrick was the Director of International Admissions and International Student and Scholar Advisor at a small liberal arts college in Wisconsin.

Patrick earned a Bachelor’s degree from China and had seven years of college teaching experience before he came to the U.S. He has a Master of Education degree from the United States and have been in the international admissions, recruiting and advising fields for over 15 years.

Telephone: (802) 468-1371

Emily Wiezalis
Assistant Dean of Enrollment

Emily has been with Castleton Admissions since 2004. Originally from central Vermont, she attended the University at Buffalo and returned to Vermont after graduating in 1997. She earned her Master of Arts in Education at Castleton. Emily enjoys many outdoor activities with her husband and son, including rock climbing, skiing, boating on nearby Lake Bomoseen and trail hikes with their dog. Emily has been involved with the Rutland Recreation youth lacrosse programs since their inception.

Telephone: (802) 468-1495

Erica Machia
Associate Director of Admissions

Advises international applicants.

Erica graduated from Castleton in 2007 with a degree in Social Work and in 2015 with a Master of Arts in Education. As a student, Erica was an ambassador and tour guide. She also took part in Student Orientation Staff, Social Issues Club, and Dance Crew. Although she is originally from Massachusetts, Erica and her husband have found Vermont to be a great place to live.

Telephone: (802) 468-6411

Jeremy GibbonsJeremy Gibbons
Assistant Director of Admissions

Advises undergraduate applicants from Central Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Western Massachusetts.
Advises graduate applicants to all Master of Arts in Education programs.
Advises Dual Enrollment and Early College applicants.

Jeremy joined the Castleton admissions office in January 2016 and has worked in college admissions since 2007. He earned his BA from Castleton University and MS from Bay Path University. While a student at Castleton, Jeremy participated actively in campus life, spent a semester in London, and was the recipient of the Caroline Woodruff Award. He is active in state and regional professional organizations and is a native Vermonter.

Telephone: (802) 468-1438

Brandon Kennedy
Assistant Director of Admissions 

Advises undergraduate applicants from Northeastern Vermont, Eastern Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and all states not listed under another counselor.
Advises graduate applicants to Master of Arts Administration, Master of Arts in Theater, and Master of Music Education programs.

Brandon is a 2014 Castleton graduate with a degree in Art, with concentrations in Photography and Graphic Design, and a minor in Business. As a student, Brandon was a student ambassador and tour guide before becoming an intern in the Admission’s office. He also enjoyed playing intramural sports and taking photos for various clubs and events across campus. Brandon is originally from central Vermont and now lives in Castleton.

Telephone: (802) 468-1519

Raphael Okutoro
Assistant Director of Admissions

Advises undergraduate transfer applicants.
Advises graduate applicants to Master of Arts in School Psychology program.

Raphael is a graduate of the University of Vermont. He has been working in college admissions since 2005. He joined the Castleton Office of Admissions in 2013. Raphael has lived in Nigeria, Liberia, New York, and New Hampshire. He is happy to have returned to the state he loves. His hobbies and interests include spending time with his family and friends, cooking, sports, weightlifting, and movies.

Telephone: (802) 468-6407

Joe Zeitler
Assistant Director of Admissions

Advises applicants from Southern Vermont and New York.
Advises graduate applicants to Master of Science in Accounting program.

Joe is a 2008 graduate of Castleton with a degree in Sociology and a concentration in Power and Conflict. As a student, Joe was a tour guide, ambassador, and community advisor. He also enjoyed playing on the hockey team and was proud to receive the Student Association Senator of the Year award in 2006. Joe is originally from Saratoga, NY, and now lives in Bomoseen, VT with his wife Lindsay, a fellow Castleton graduate, and their two children. 

Telephone: (802) 468-6042

Jessica PotashJessica Potash
Admissions Counselor

Advises applicants from Northwestern Vermont, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania 
Advises graduate applicants to Master of Science in Athletic Leadership program.

Jessica is a 2015 graduate of Castleton University. As a Castleton student, she studied Sports Administration and played on the women’s lacrosse team. During her senior year she completed her internship as the Team Assistant. Originally from Warwick, New York she has always had a fondness for Vermont, and is glad to call Castleton her home.

Telephone: (802) 468-6465

Chris Eder
Admissions/Athletics Liaison
Head Men's & Women's Alpine Ski Coach

Chris has been working in college admissions since 1998 and has been with Castleton since 2003. In addition to Chris's admissions role, he is the coach of Castleton's nationally ranked men's and women's alpine ski teams. Chris enjoys many outdoor activities with his family such as skiing, mountain biking, running, and tennis. Originally from Bernardsville, NJ, Chris is a 1998 graduate of Green Mountain College.

Telephone: (802) 468-1351

Gary Rogers
Campus Visit Coordinator

Gary Rogers is a native of the  area. After receiving his Bachelors from Castleton in 1979 and a Masters in  Education in 1993, he has continued to promote Castleton for over 30 years. He has two daughters and is a proud grandfather. He plays bass in his country-oldies band "Morgan Creek," which performs in a number of local venues, and enjoys giving back to the community.  

Telephone: (802) 468-1213