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Meet the Staff

Ed Wright, Director of Admissions

Havertown, PA

M.Ed., Temple University, 1993
B.S., University of Maryland, 1990

Geographic / Other Responsibilities
Chester County / Enrollment Management

My Time and Experience with Widener
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 you.
 Ed Wright

Candice Chan, International Director of Admissions

Kowloon, Hong Kong

MBA, Lynn University, 2004
B.S., Widener University, 1995

Geographic / Other Responsibilities 
/ International Recruitment, Office of International Student Services Liaison

My Time and Experience with Widener
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.
 Candice Chen


Courtney Kelly, Associate Director of Admissions
IM: cahoover78

Hollidaysburg, PA

M.Ed., Counselor Education, Widener University, 2009
B.A., 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.

My Time and Experience with Widener
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 the Widener University will be a place where they can be a successful college student.

Courtney Kelly

R. Jason Britton, Associate Director of Admissions
IM: jbritton4131

New Freedom, PA


Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration, Widener University, 2012
in Communication Studies, West Chester University, 2001
B.A. in Marketing, West Chester University, 1999

Geographic / Other Responsibilities
Chester County, PA (select schools) and the state of 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

My Time and Experience with Widener

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.
Jason Britton   

Joe McGeever, Assistant Director of Admissions

IM: JoeMcgeever

Philadelphia, PA
BBA in Management, Temple University, 1971

Geographic / Other Responsibilities
Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Hunterdon and Mercer Counties, NJ
Bucks County, PA / Athletics, ROTC and College of Arts and Sciences Liaisons
Staff Travel Coordinator, Freshman Applicant review with last names L to R

Time and Experience with Widener 
I  have seen Widener grow so much in my six years here. The academic opportunities are stronger than ever allowing our students to become citizens of the world.Students at Widener can experience anything they want to do from Chester to China. I enjoy telling prospective students all that Widener has to offer college bound young adults.

 Joe McGeever

Lauren Haley, Assistant Director of Admissions

IM: LaLa7919 

Middletown, PA  


B.S., Marketing Management, Widener University, 2002
M.Ed., Educational Counseling, Widener University, 2009

Geographic / Other Responsibilities

Applicant review of freshman students with last names beginning A-C
Summer Open House Coordinator, liaison with the School of Engineering, Tuition Exchange, and Home Schooled Students Assist with Transfer Students Liaison with Widener University Alumni Admissions Network

Time and Experience with Widener
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. Its 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.

lauren haley

Geoff Broome, Assistant Director of Admissions
IM: geoffamybok

Muskogee, OK


M.Ed., Secondary Guidance Counseling, Wilmington University, 2006 M.Ed., Higher Education Administration, Widener University, 2001 B.A., Sociology and Criminal Justice, Oklahoma City University, 2000

Geographic / Other Responsibilities

Pennsylvania: Lancaster, Lebanon, York, Berks, Cumberland, and Dauphin County Maryland: Cecil, Harford County North Carolina

My Time and Experience with Widener

I joined the Widener Admissions Team in August of 2011. I started my professional career at Widener in 2000 and I have worked as a High School Guidance Counselor since 2005. I have seen the University grow by leaps and bounds since that time.

I am so excited to play a part in Widener’s vision to grow student leaders who are sent out to be leaders in their own communities across the region and nation. I hope that you will come and experience everything we have to offer. Don’t just take our word for it…Come and visit and find out for yourself.
Geoff Broome


Ryan Gresham,Assistant Director of Admissions

Columbus, OH

B.A., Political Science, Wittenberg University, 2004

Geographic / Other Responsibilities Multicultural recruitment

My Time and Experience with Widener
Widener University is a tremendous place filled with amazing faculty, staff and students. With over 40 undergrad majors and 50 minors Widener truly offers variety to its students. Coupled with an active student life and unparalleled athletics Widener University is at the forefront of liberal arts education in the 21st century.

Come visit me and be a part of something special.
Ryan Gresham

Angela N. Reno, Assistant Director of Admissions
IM: areno1010

Wilkes-Barre, PA

M.Ed. Educational Counseling, Widener University (can.)
B.A., Communication, University of Pittsburgh, 2009

Geographic / Other Responsibilities
Northeast PA, Northern NJ, and the Greater Lehigh Valley / Coordinate Widener Days and other special events for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions

My Time and Experience with Widener
I joined the Admissions Staff at Widener in September 2011. I have lived and worked all over the state of Pennsylvania, and have always felt the pull to return to the Philadelphia metro area.

Widener's campus provides its students the perfect blend of traditional college campus, with convenient access to all of the amenities and adventures in the city of Philadelphia.

Come visit Widener and see first hand all that it has to offer you as a school, a career building center, and as a home for your college years.

Angela Reno 


 Tep Ros, Admissions Counselors
IM: tros4130

Philadelphia, PA

., Business Management, Widener University, 2010 

Geographic / Other Responsibilities
Montgomery County and Bucks County, PA

Time and Experience with Widener 
I attended Widener as an undergraduate student from 2006-2010. Since my freshman year, I was a tour guide and a member of the Presidential Service Corps. I was very involved on campus and I enjoyed every moment of it. In my senior year, I was honored to be the Student Trustee. Widener has given me so many opportunities to meet new people and learn new things.

I'm glad to be back to share my personal stories with other students and help them with their college decision. Come visit and learn about the numerous opportunities we offer at Widener.

Tep Ros


Chris May, Systems Coordinator
IM: may4133

Chester Township, PA

My Time and Experience with Widener
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.

Please visit Widener and let us show you how we can be the right fit for you.
Chris May


Mary Rondolone
Mary Rondolone, Freshman Admissions
Wanita Cox
Wanita Cox, Freshman Admissions

Jackie Young
Jackie Young, International Admissions

Mary MercadoMary Mercardo, Receptionist