• Office of Admissions

    • Muller Hall, 
    • tel: 888-WIDENER
    • fax: 610-499-4676

Meet the Staff

Ed Wright, Director of Admissions

Ed Wright


I started working in college admissions in 1990 and joined the staff at Widener University in June, 2005. Widener aspires to be the nation's preeminent metropolitan university recognized for an unparalleled academic environment, innovative approaches to learning, active scholarship, and the preparation of students for responsible citizenship in a global society. 

I hope you visit our campus and see for yourself what Widener University has to offer. 


Havertown, Pennsylvania


  • MEd, Temple University, 1993
  • BS, University of Maryland, 1990

Geographic / Other Responsibilities

Chester County / Enrollment Management

Candice Chan, Director of International Admissions

Candice Chen


Born and raised in Hong Kong, I first came to Widener as an international student in the School of Hospitality Management. Twenty some years later, I am back at my alma mater sharing with prospective students how the university will help shape their future as it did for me. I hope to meet you at some corner of the world to talk about all the great things that Widener has to offer.


Kowloon, Hong Kong


  • MBA, Lynn University, 2004
  • BS, Widener University, 1995

Geographic / Other Responsibilities

International Recruitment, Office of International Student Services Liaison

Courtney Kelly, Associate Director of Admissions

Courtney Kelly


I joined the undergraduate admissions team at Widener University in September 2005, bringing with me five years of prior professional admissions experience. Having graduated from a small undergraduate institution, I recognize the benefits of being "a name, not a number." I strongly believe that Widener's personal approach to education is one where a student will thrive both in and out of the classroom.

In my role as an admissions professional, I enjoy counseling prospective students through the college search process and helping them to determine if Widener University will be a place where they can be a successful college student.


Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania


  • MEd, Counselor Education, Widener University, 2009
  • BA, Corporate Communications, Susquehanna University, 2000

Geographic / Other Responsibilities

Delaware County / Community college outreach, applicant review of all transfer students and re-admission students, admissions liaison with the School of Nursing.

Jason Britton, Associate Director of Admissions

Jason Britton


I joined the Widener team in the summer of 2005. My past experience in both higher education and private business provides me with an open perspective that I apply to the Widener Admissions process.

Having the opportunity to work with our Presidential Service Corps members and other groups around campus keeps me informed about the latest interests and trends of today's college student.


New Freedom, Pennsylvania


  • EdD, Higher Education Administration, Widener University, 2012
  • MEd, Communication Studies, West Chester University, 2001
  • BA, Marketing, West Chester University, 1999

Geographic / Other Responsibilities

Chester County, PA (select schools) and New Castle County in Delaware. Presidential Service Corps Liaison, Scholarship Liaison, Admissions Web Site, and Electronic Communications Coordinator, Admissions Liaison with the School of Human Service Professions and Pre-Physical Therapy

Lauren Haley, Assistant Director of Admissions

lauren haley


I attended Widener as an undergraduate student, and enjoyed it so much that I began working in the Admissions Office after graduation. Years later, I'm still here because of the friendly atmosphere at Widener and that close-knit community feel that is so great to find in a university. It's a small school with all of the opportunities of a larger one. In 2009, I graduated from Widener again by earning my master's degree in Educational Counseling.


Middletown, Pennsylvania 


  • MEd, Educational Counseling, Widener University, 2009
  • BS, Marketing Management, Widener University, 2002

Geographic / Other Responsibilities

Atlantic and Ocean Counties in New Jersey., Widener Day and Accepted Student Day Co-Coordinator. College Fair coordinator. Liaison with the School of Engineering, Tuition Exchange, and Home Schooled Students. Assist with Transfer Students

David Adams, Mid-Atlantic Regional Admission Manager

lauren haley


I joined the Widener Admissions team in August 2014 after spending 17 years in the Admission and Financial Aid Offices at six previous colleges. I have significant experience working with students through all aspects of the application process. I have presented at a number of regional and national conferences and have represented the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the national level through work with the National Association of College Admission Counseling.


Virginia Beach, Virginia  


  • BA, History, Old Dominion University, 1997

  • MA, Human Sciences, Hood College, 2014

Geographic / Other Responsibilities

Central Pennsylvania, (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry, and York counties), Maryland, Southern Delaware (Kent and Sussex counties), Virginia, and Washington, D.C. 


David Antoniewicz, Assistant Director of Admissions

lauren haley


Widener can help a wide array of students reach their full potential.  Whether you need preparation in a pre-professional program, want to explore the Humanities, or have a specific goal, a Widener education can comprehensively prepare you for that next step in life. I chose to work at Widener because of the opportunities that the University affords its students, particularly when it comes to hands-on experience, and service-learning.  Widener has proven to be a friendly and inviting place to live and learn. 


Hopewell, New Jersey 


  • BA, History, Susquehanna University, 2005

Geographic / Other Responsibilities

Bucks, Lancaster, and Lebanon Counties in PA, Mercer County in NJ.  Liaison with the College of Arts and Sciences, Medical Scholars Program, ROTC/Veterans, and the Widener University Alumni Admissions Network.

Brion Morro, Mid-Atlantic Regional Admission Manager

lauren haley


I joined the Widener Admissions team in August 2014 after spending 14 years in the Admission and Financial Aid Offices at two previous colleges.  I have significant experience working with students through all aspects of the application process.  I have presented at a number of regional and national conferences on technology, athletic recruitment, and essay writing.  Being a first generation college student, I take pride in knowing that I can help students through this process. 

I am looking forward to meeting all of you when I visit your high school this fall!


Nazareth, Pennsylvania 

BA, English Language and Literature, Moravian College, 1997

Geographic / Other Responsibilities

Greater Lehigh Valley area (Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton), Reading, Greater Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area, Northern, Central, and Coastal New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties).

Iain Moyer, Music Programs Recruiter/Director of Athletic Bands

Iain Moyer


I joined the Widener Admissions team in the fall of 2014. In my role of Music Programs Recruiter, my goal is to continue to expand the "culture of the arts" at Widener through recruitment of student musicians.

I also serve as Director of Athletic Bands, where I coordinate all aspects of the Widener Football and Basketball Pep Bands.


Colchester, Vermont


  • DMA, Percussion Performance, University of Oklahoma, 2010
  • MM, Percussion Performance, University of Oklahoma, 2001
  • BM, Music Education, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1999

Geographic / Other Responsibilities

All music area recruitment at Widener University, including: Instrumental Music, pep/concert/jazz ;chamber music; vocal music

 Laura Strickland, Assistant Director of Multicultural Recruitment

Laura Strickland


I have recently joined the Admissions team here at Widener University in the Fall of 2014 coming with over 5 years of experience in higher education. I understand the importance of mastering my own performance in order to have a positive impact on each individual student throughout their educational journey and beyond. My previous experiences as a student of color who attended diverse institutions gives me a genuine connection with today's underrepresented student populations ensuring that the necessary guidance, tools and resources to be successful are available. 

Widener's strong commitment to diversity makes my role as Multicultural Recruiter all the more meaningful and rewarding.


East Orange, New Jersey


  • MS, Higher Education- Specializing in Leadership for Student Success, Walden University, 2013
  • BA, English, Kutztown University, 2006

Geographic / Other Responsibilities

Philadelphia, Delaware County and parts of Chester County (select schools) in PA.  Inner-City areas within the state of Delaware. Admissions liaison for Residence Life, group visits, and tele-counseling.

Chris May, Systems Coordinator

Chris May



I began my career with Widener in the spring of 1997. As I look back I am amazed to see the changes that have taken place over the years not only with the beautification of the campus itself but also the academic and community service side as well.



Chester Township, Pennsylvania



  • BA, Liberal Arts, Widener University, 2006


Mary Rondolone
Mary Rondolone, Freshman Admissions
Wanita Cox
Wanita Cox, Freshman Admissions
Jackie Young
Jackie Young, International Admissions

Pat Heckman

Pat Heckman, Transfer Student Admissions
Mary MercadoMary Mercado, Receptionist