Admissions & Student Service Staff


Curry's Admissions Office is a one-stop shop for our students. If you need assistance, please stop e-mail one of the staff members below or call 434-924-0739.

Catherine Brighton
Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs
Associate Professor, Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education

As Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Student Services, Brighton oversees the academic programs for Curry the School, the Office of Admissions and Student Services, counsels enrolled and prospective students, as well as serves as the licensure official and advisor to the dean.

Jessica Penca Livingston
Director, Student Affairs
The Director of Student Affairs works with the Associate Dean to improve the student experience at Curry. Jessica counsels enrolled and prospective students interested in undergraduate programs and minors. She also serves as a central point person for Curry students who have questions about connecting to resources and who need additional assistance while facing pressing personal circumstances. Her responsibilities also include coordinating diversity and equity initiatives, student programming (on Grounds and online), and community-wide events.

Hilary Kerner
Director, Education Career Services
The Director of Education Career Services provides career-related programming, advising, and services to any full-time students enrolled in Curry School degree programs. Her services include conducting individual appointments and walk-in advising, communicating and presenting career-related programming to Curry groups and classes, and coordinating both the annual Educators’ Expo Job & Interview Fair, and the Education Resume Marathon.

Eric Molnar
Assistant Director, Admissions and Enrollment Reporting

Phyllis Palmore 
Senior Student Services Coordinator

Sheilah Sprouse 
Academic Record Specialist

Chris Swenson
Academic Coordinator
The Academic Coordinator assists with pre-advising new, prospective, internal and external transfer students, and is responsible for processing domestic and study abroad transfer credit. He is also a resource for students with questions regarding their academic requirements and SIS.

Shirley Mae Cauley
Admissions and Outreach Specialist

Mandy Turner
Director of Assessment, Accountability, and Accreditation
The DAAA facilitates and supports evaluation, assessment, curriculum design/alignment, and accreditation processes across the School of Education and Human Development's diverse academic programs. 

Jenny Provo Quarles
Director of Online Initiatives
The Director of Online Initiatives helps to coordinate the Curry School’s online offerings, in addition to provide resources and support for online and on-grounds faculty.

Bernadette Poerio
Online Student Support Specialist
The Online Student Support Specialist supports online students through program inquiry to program exit. In addition to student support, she partners with the Director of Student Affairs to deliver comprehensive programming for online and on-grounds students.