Finding a good fit is what our job is all about. Our deans travel to schools throughout the year to find students for whom F&M is a good fit—and who are a good fit for F&M. Please note that regional dean assignments are determined by the location of your high school.
Each year Franklin & Marshall Admission Deans travel to locations throughout the country to conduct interviews with some of the nation’s top students interested in attending the College. Please note that these interview appointments are limited as the Dean's schedule can be somewhat restricted.
(Hartford, Lichfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland and Windham counties)
US Territories (AA, AE, AP, AS, FM, GU, MH, MP, PW and VI)
Vice President & Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Julie Kerich '81
Director of Admission
Territories: AL, AR, DC, IA, IN, KS, LA, MI, MO, MS, NE, OH and OK
B.A.: Franklin & Marshall
A "Dip" herself, Julie joined the Office of Admission in the fall of 2005 after a fulfilling career in advertising, running a calligraphy business, and leading a Hebrew School. In her Fummer days, Julie was a member of the College's first women's rugby team. However, after breaking her nose during a game she reconsidered her dedication to athleticism. Julie's employment in the Office of Admission coincided with her children's own college searches. Struck by the sometimes impersonal or overwhelming feel of college visits and endeavors, Julie was eager to join the warm and accessible Office of Admission at her alma mater.
Senior Assistant Dean of Admission
Territories: NY (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Rockland Co, Staten Island and Westchester Co), CO and TransfersB.A.: Brandeis University, M.Ed.: Harvard University
Paul Dillon is a Sr. Assistant Dean of Admission at Franklin & Marshall College. Paul has 10 years of professional experience in the field of admission . From 2005 to 2009, he served as an Graduate Admissions Officer for the Heller School for Social Policy & Management at Brandeis University. In this role, he led recruitment efforts for the Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development and the Ph.D. in Social Policy. While at Brandeis, he recruited top scholars from over 50 different countries.
Following completion of his Master’s in Higher Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2010, Paul transitioned to the field of undergraduate admission. Since August 2010, he has represented Franklin & Marshall as the regional representative across the country. He currently covers Colorado and parts of New York. Paul is also the Transfer Application Coordinator for the College.
In addition to his Master’s degree, he also holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science from Brandeis University. Paul is passionate about the value of a liberal education in today’s fast-paced, global society.
Assistant Dean of Admission
Territories: CA (Southern), ID, KY, NC, NV, OR, PA (Berks, Carbon, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Susquehanna, Schuylkill, Wayne & Wyoming Co), SC, TN, VA, WA and WVB.A.: Whitman CollegeHailing originally from Carson City, NV, Kevin graduated from Whitman College in 2013 with a BA in English and Honors in Major Study following the completion of his Creative Thesis. After graduation, Kevin began pursuing a career in college admission, after three years in the Whitman College Office of Admission, has jumped from the Pacific Northwest to Franklin & Marshall and the Mid-Atlantic. Kevin believes deeply in the value of a liberal arts education, and takes great pride in assisting students of all backgrounds through the college search.When not on the road or reading applications, you can find Kevin stretching his inner nerd by playing Magic: the Gathering, flexing his artistic muscle with creative writing, or just hanging out, enjoying a strong cup of black coffee, and devouring a good book.
Emily Herbert '10
Interim Assistant Dean of Admission
Territories: CA (northern), DE, IL, MD, PA (Chester and Delaware Co), WI and Homeschool Students
Associate Dean of Admission
Territories: AK, HI, MA (Eastern), ME, NH and NJ (Somerset and Mercer Co)
B.A.: Millersville University, M.A.: Millersville University
Kate attended Millersville University where she changed her major three times before choosing and successfully graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English and a minor in Psychology. After graduation, Kate decided to continue her education at Millersville and earn her Masters of Arts in English. While earning her Masters, Kate worked as a graduate assistant in the office of Academic Advisement where she was responsible for assisting undergraduate students select majors, choose appropriate courses; in addition to assisting them with time management and study skills. After obtaining her Masters, Kate was selected to be a college adviser in the National College Advising Corps- Keystone Area. For her two year appointment she was assigned to a rural high school district where she laid the foundation for a successful program serving as a college advisor. She served her two year commitment helping high school students with every aspect of the college application process before joining the F&M Admission office in July 2010.
Angela LeeAdmission CounselorTerritories: PA (Southern) and US Territories (AA, AE, AP, AS, FM, GU, MH, MP, PW and VI)B.A.: University of Portland; M. Ed.: chaminade UniversityAngela joined the Office of Admission in August of 2012 as an Admission Counselor. Prior to Angela’s arrival at F&M, she worked in recruiting and education while living in various states including Portland, Seattle, Arkansas, Hawaii and California. Upon graduating from high school on Guam, Angela attended the University of Portland in Oregon receiving a B.A. in Communications and then she pursued a Masters of Education at Chaminade University in Honolulu. Upon graduation, Angela was selected recipient of the Outstanding Graduate in Master of Education. Her passion for education and helping students achieve their academic goals prompted Angela to join F&M’s admission team. In her free time, Angela can be found in a Bikram yoga studio, reading, cooking or spending time with her family at sporting events.
Assistant Dean of Admission & Coordinator of College Access and Inclusion
Territories: GA, NJ (Northern and Central), PA (Bucks and Philadelphia Co; Western PA , including Allegheny Co) and PR
B.S.: Millersville University, M.A.: Columbia University, Teacher's College
Brittany grew up in a suburb outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Brittany attended Millersville University of Pennsylvania where she received her B.S. in Elementary and Special Education. She was involved in many campus programs and organizations such as New Student Orientation, Millersville's Admission Office tour guide and administrative assistant, and served as president of a dance organization on campus. Brittany’s passion for higher education and college access was sparked when she had the opportunity to become the Academic Supervisor for a program called the Pre-Scholar’s Summer Institute.
After graduation, Brittany became a College Adviser in a rural public high school with the Pennsylvania College Advising Corps. She truly enjoyed helping students, especially those from low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented backgrounds as they transitioned from high school to postsecondary education and careers. Understanding that college access was an area that she was very interested in pursuing, Brittany attended Teachers College, Columbia University to receive her M.A. in Higher and Postsecondary Education. During her time at Teachers College, Brittany became the Graduate Assistant for Columbia University’s Financial Aid and Educational Financing Office. Brittany's professional goal is to advocate and provide support to students and their families to ensure that all students have access to postsecondary education.
In her free time, Brittany loves to express her creative side by doing many Do-It-Yourself projects or making various crafts using her new Cricut Explore Air Wireless machine. She enjoys finding recipes to make on Pinterest, dancing, singing, and hanging out with her friends and family. You can also be sure to find Brittany at any of the opening night showings of a Marvel Movie.
Carly Mankus '07
Senior Assistant Dean of International Admission
Territories: AZ, NM, UT, TX, and International
B.A.: Franklin & Marshall, M.Ed.: Millersville University
Carly left behind sailing, ice climbing and skiing in Northern New England to study at F&M in 2003, where she lived in the Murray Arts House, worked at Ben's Underground, and won the Barbara Nelson Award for Distinction in Writing.
Since moving to Pennsylvania, Carly has done graduate research in urban school districts in Lancaster city and began working in college admissions in 2007, rejoining F&M as an Admission Counselor in 2010 and becoming an Assistant Dean of International Admission in 2013. Often abroad, the best way to reach Carly during much of the year is via email, as she travels from East Asia to South America and everywhere in between.
Associate Dean of Admission
Territories: CT (Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland & Windham Co.), MA (Berkshire, Franklin, Springfield and Hampshire Co), MN, MT, ND, PA (Montgomery Co), RI, SD, VT, and WYB.S.: Saint Michael's CollegeTom joined the Office of Admission in July 2009. In addition to his everyday role as Associate Dean, he also serves as the admission liaison to the Athletic Department. Prior to Tom's arrival at F&M, he served as the Assistant Coach & Recruiting Coordinator for the Men's Ice Hockey team at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, helping to lead the program to its second NCAA Division III Frozen Four in his final year. Tom also has a background working with private independent boarding schools, as a teacher, coach, and admission representative at the Tilton School in New Hampshire. A graduate of Northfield Mount Hermon School and Saint Michael's College, Tom was captain of the NCAA DII/DIII Men's Ice Hockey Team and winner of St. Michael's Kelleher Award for Best Male Student-Athlete. He was also a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, The Men Against Sexual Harassment House, and the Saint Michael's College GOALS Program.
Kaitlin Oliver '16
Assistant Dean of Admission & Coordinator of Multicultural Recruiting
Territories: FL, CT (Fairfield Co), NJ (Southern), and NY (Long Island, Queens and Upstate)B.A.: Franklin & MarshallKaitlin grew up in the small town of Norwalk, CT. She is a 2016 graduate from Franklin & Marshall College where she majored in the Scientific & Philosophical Studies of the Mind and minored in Religious Studies. She was heavily involved on campus where she was a leader in various clubs and organizations; such as SISTERS, Diversity Council, Squash ACES, and Greek Life. In her free time you could find her out on Hartman Green taking in the sun with her friends or studying in Shadeck-Fackenthal Library. She has worked in the Office of Admission as a student worker over the past 4 years and has enjoyed every moment of it. That experience helped her find her interest in Admission work. Kaitlin is extremely excited to be working at her alma mater, a place that has given her so many opportunities and provided her with a great support system. Now she is ready to give back and begin recruiting the next generations of Diplomats!