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 programs and events such as community events, information sessions, orientations, and student-focused programming for various groups.

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

Shirley Mae Cauley
Admissions and Outreach Specialist