Bard Admission Staff

To contact any staff member, please email admission@bard.edu

Greg Armbruster

Greg Armbruster

Senior Associate Director of Admission and Director of Transfer Admission

Territories: Northern California

Greg received his Bachelor of Music degree from Notre Dame de Namur University (Belmont, California), where he studied classical piano performance with Thomas LaRatta.  Expand for Greg Armbruster Read more about Greg

Joanna Baker

Joanna Baker

Director of Admission Information Technology

Joanna is a Hudson Valley native and Bard alumna. She has combined her interests in technology, education, and design since her undergraduate studies at Bard and has been working in Higher Education for over a decade. Expand for Joanna Baker Read more about Joanna

JaQuan Beachem

JaQuan Beachem

Admission Assistant

JaQuan graduated from Bard with the class of 2017 with a B.A. in Theater & Performance. For his senior thesis he directed two original works that explored escape and entrapment as a piece of the 2017 LUMA festival. Expand for JaQuan Beachem Read more about JaQuan

Sherry Gildersleeve

Sherry Gildersleeve

Director of Application Management and Coordinator of International Applications

Sherry came to Bard College in 2005 and serves as Bard's Director of Application Management and Coordinator of International Applications.  Expand for Sherry Gildersleeve Read more about Sherry

Kolrick Greathouse

Kolrick Greathouse

Admission Counselor, West Coast

Territories: California, Arizona, Nevada

Kol is thrilled to be joining the Admissions team and supporting initiatives on the West Coast after three years in Residence Life at Bard. Expand for Kolrick Greathouse Read more about Kol

Kate Hardy

Kate Hardy

Senior Associate Director of Admission

Territories: New York City's five boroughs, Long Island, Texas, Ohio, Maryland (Baltimore) and D.C.

Born and raised in the Hudson Valley, Kate discovered Bard when she was sixteen, through Bard's summer archaeology field school.   Expand for Kate Hardy Read more about Kate

Angela Kozlakowski

Angela Kozlakowski

Director of Admission Communications
Student Affairs Liaison

Angela has worked in New York City for the majority of her career, leading business operations, communications and marketing for online and traditional media companies, spanning various industries from creative arts to digital technologies.  Expand for Angela Kozlakowski Read more about Angela

Bonnie Marcus

Bonnie Marcus

Senior Associate Director of Admission

Territories: Illinois (Chicago), Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, NYC independent schools, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin

Bonnie knew Bard was the place for her at an early age. Following in her sister's footsteps, Bonnie attended and graduated from Bard. Expand for Bonnie Marcus Read more about Bonnie

Brian Mateo

Brian Mateo

Assistant Dean of Civic Engagement and Special Assistant for Admission and Early College Outreach

Brian Mateo has served at Bard since 2010, and has recently joined the Admissions team in addition to his role with the Center for Civic Engagement and the Early Colleges. Expand for Brian Mateo Read more about Brian

Kathy McManus

Kathy McManus

Director of Operations and Campus Visits

Kathy came to Dutchess County by way of New Jersey. She has held management positions in  local businesses until arriving at Bard over a decade ago. Expand for Kathy McManus Read more about Kathy

Shawn Moore

Shawn Moore

Director of Asian Recruitment and Institutional Relations

Territory: Asia

Shawn hails from Elgin, IL, and is a regional admissions representative currently based in Beijing, China, where he is responsible for international recruitment and admissions. Expand for Shawn Moore Read more about Shawn

Lindsay Pike

Lindsay Pike

Admission Counselor

Territory: New England 

Lindsay graduated from Bard in 2012 with a degree in Art History. She engaged in theater, played on the women’s rugby team, and maintained two part-time jobs. Expand for Lindsay Pike Read more about Lindsay

Mackie Siebens

Mackie Siebens

Director of Admission

Territory: International Countries; all states that are currently unassigned

Mackie grew up outside the United States, mainly in the UK with some time spent in Asia. She moved to the US to attend Bard College in 2008 and graduated four years later in 2012. Expand for Mackie Siebens Read more about Mackie

Taun Toay

Taun Toay

Vice President for Enrollment and Strategic Initiatives

Taun, a Bard alumnus, is Vice President for Enrollment and Strategic Initiatives, where he oversees Admissions and Financial Aid. He is also managing director of the Bard College Berlin campus and the Levy Economics Institute, a non-partisan think-tank. Expand for Taun Toay Read more about Taun

Josh Tyler

Josh Tyler

Admission Counselor

Territories: Delaware, New Jersey, Upstate New York, and Pennsylvania.

Josh graduated from Bard in 2006 with a B.A. in Music and in 2008 with an MAT in History Education.  Expand for Josh Tyler Read more about Josh

Mike Wood

Mike Wood

Admission Counselor

Territories: Connecticut, Missouri, New York (Dutchess County), Colorado, and Western Massachusetts

Mike grew up in Manhattan, NY but now lives in Millerton, NY. He enjoys composting, reading, and spending time with his wife and two daughters—not in that order. Expand for Mike Wood Read more about Mike