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Meet the Admissions Team

Admissions Staff
Our team of professionals are available throughout the entire admissions process to answer any questions you may have. We are involved with all aspects of the recruitment process, from visiting your high school to reviewing your application for a timely decision. We also serve as liaisons to academic departments, student financial services, athletics and more! Our goal is to ensure that you have the best experience possible!

Undergraduate Admissions Office:
314 Becht Hall
Mailing address: 840 Wood St., Clarion, Pa. 16214
GPS address: 909 E. Wood St., Clarion, Pa. 16214

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Phone: 814 393 2306
800 672 7171, ext.1
Fax: 814 393 2030

Isaac LeonardIsaac Leonard'11

Associate Director of diverse enrollment initiatives

Call/Text 814-227-7330
: Bensalem, PA
Territory: Eastern PA (Adams, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Schuylkill and York counties), New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia.
Hobbies:花时间与家人和祖父母ds. Anything involving music, traveling and football, especially the Philadelphia Eagles!
Favorite thing about Clarion University:The family of friends that I made at Clarion.

Merrilyn Dunlap'93mdunlap

Senior Associate Director of Admissions

Territory: Clarion, Centre & Lawrence counties.
Hometown: Clarence, PA
Hobbies: Spending time with my family, especially at the beach. I enjoy reading and being outdoors, as well.
Favorite thing about Clarion University: I love the people at Clarion University and in the Clarion area. It is a great family to be a part of!

lnettletonLacy Nettleton'13 & '19

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Territory: Allegheny, Beaver and Ohio.
Hobbies: Going for runs in Cook Forest, kayaking, pretty much anything outdoors!
Favorite thing about Clarion University: How much Clarion feels like home.

dikaleDiane (Benn) Kahle'92
Assistant Director of Admissions/ Transfer Counselor

Hometown: DuBois, PA
Territory: Butler, Cameron, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, Potter counties and PA community colleges throughout the state.
Hobbies: Overseas travel, reading sci-fi and murder mysteries, beach vacations, spending time with family and friends.
Favorite thing about Clarion University: I love the close knit, family atmosphere on campus.
Diane is a 9 month employee and is available during the academic year.


Jarrett Coleman Boxley'16
Assistant director of admissions

New Kensington, PA
Territory:Allegheny, Armstrong, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Washington, Westmoreland and Maryland.
Hobbies:Attending my home church, basketball, traveling, camping, and cooking. I also enjoy listening to music and spending time with my family and friends.
Favorite thing about Clarion University: The people! My undergraduate degree at Clarion caused me to burst out of my shell and form friendships that are substantial, valuable, and lasting. Definitely a university with a warm, family environment.

Casey McVeyCasey beightol'09, '17
director of campus relations (Venango)
Assistant Director of Admissions

Hometown: Altoona, PA
Territory: Venango, Crawford, Forest, McKean, Somerset, Warren and southeastern NY.
Hobbies:Participating in FLEX (Future Leaders and Entrepreneurs Exchange) and the Franklin Civic Operetta Association Board of Directors, volunteering at the Barrow-Civic Theatre, singing 90's and 00's music, and kayaking French Creek and Allegheny River.
Favorite thing about Clarion – Venango:The community and the people! It is easy to engage on and off campus, and to find opportunities that make life fulfilling. Venango is a place to be!

Latrobe BarnitzLaTrobe Barnitz
Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Hometown: Lancaster, PA
Hobbies:I enjoy listening to music, playing jazz and blues on guitar, and spending time with my wife and three kids, one who is also a Clarion alum and another who is a current Golden Eagle!
Favorite thing about Clarion – Venango:The strong personal connections made here last a lifetime. The Clarion family is a great one to be a part of!

Last Updated 1/5/23