Bard Admission works closely with the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI). Please go here for OEI staff contact information.
Greg received his Bachelor of Music degree from Notre Dame de Namur University (Belmont, California), where he studied classical piano performance with Thomas LaRatta.
Melissa is a lifelong Hudson Valley resident who earned a B.A. from SUNY New Paltz in Art History.
Region: New England - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
Tessa Greenhalgh grew up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Regions: New York City's five boroughs, Long Island, Washington D.C., Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pittsburgh - PA
Born and raised in the Hudson Valley, Kate discovered Bard when she was sixteen, through Bard's summer archaeology field school.
Jamie has lived in southern New Hampshire all her life until coming to Bard to study in the studio arts program.
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.
Amber Amina Leisher
Regions: International countries except Latin America and East Asia
Amber comes to Bard with several years of experience in International Programs and Admission.
Regions: California, New Mexico, Arizona, Latin America
Born and raised in Montana, Isaac is a citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Nation in the southeastern corner of the state.
Region: East 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.
Cassidy was raised in the Hudson Valley. She graduated from Lasell University in 2019 with a B.S. in Sport Management.
Regions: Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana
Farah came to Bard from Pakistan and received her B.A in Multidisciplinary Studies in 2012. Her academic and social experience at Bard was incredibly formative in guiding her intellectual and professional path.
Regions: Washington, Oregon, Kansas, Missouri, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Minnesota, Iowa, Utah, Nevada, Hawaii
A Bard alumnus, Sam graduated in 2014 with a degree in the Written Arts.
Sean graduated from SUNY Albany with a B.A. in Computer Science. He grew up locally in the Hudson Valley. He lives in Millerton, NY, where he enjoys reading and crafting.
Regions: Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Puerto Rico
Kimberly is from Stone Mountain, Georgia, and she graduated from Bard as a Posse Scholar.
Eric comes to Bard with 10+ years’ experience in the Information Services industry. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications and is a Dutchess County native.
Regions: New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware
Josh graduated from Bard in 2006 with a B.A. in Music and in 2008 with an MAT in History Education.
Savannah came to Bard in 2015 from Phoenix, Arizona, and has since stayed in the Hudson Valley. She graduated in 2019 with a B.A. in Film Production and received the Peter Hutton Award.
After graduating in class of 2019, Chase spent a year working as a corporate paralegal before returning to Bard, where he will work closely with both Bard Admission and the Office of Equity and Inclusion.
The philosophy of the Equity and Inclusion programs remains consistent with the College’s desire for diversity to be part of the learning experience of all students from a wide variety of backgrounds. The Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) recognizes that students with identities historically underrepresented in higher education seek to attain a rigorous liberal arts education and often need support to realize this aim. Click here to read about the OEI staff!