Admissions Team

The admissions team in the College of Engineering and Computer Science is dedicated to providing you with the answers to your questions about the College and helping you find the perfect program for you. Our team is here to help, and we encourage you to explore the College’s website, reach out via email or phone, and visit campus to see for yourself all of the amazing things that Syracuse University has to offer.

Jonathan Hoster
Associate Director for Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment

He’ll happily belt out the alma mater at a moment’s notice!  Jonathan earned his B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from SU in 2002 and his M.S. in Literacy Education from SU in 2011.  He has been on the SU admissions team since 2007, spending four years in the central Office of Admissions before transitioning into his current role in the College of Engineering and Computer Science in 2011.  Jonathan is a first-generation college graduate, and he is very passionate about college access and success, social justice, and STEM education.  He is an active member of the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC) and the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and he has presented at state and national admissions counseling conferences.  Jonathan chaired a national committee that advised NACAC on the launch of NACAC’s STEM College and Career Fairs in Fall 2016.  Jonathan currently serves on the Steering Committee for CACHET, a consortium of colleges and universities which work together to promote engineering and STEM education. Jonathan previously served as Co-Director of NYSACAC Camp College, and he served on the Steering Committee for the NYSACAC Annual Conference for several years.

As a native of southeastern Pennsylvania, Jonathan is a die-hard Phillies and Eagles fan and considers “The City of Brotherly Love” to be home.  In 2015, he won a contest (which required an application and an essay – just like college!) to be named Rita’s Italian Ice’s Biggest Fan.  Jonathan has been a volunteer “Brand Ambassador” for Rita’s and can likely tell you the proximity of the closest Rita’s location to your hometown.  His other Philly favorites include Pat’s King of Steaks, Wawa hoagies, and the Philly Pretzel Factory.

Jonathan is a former member of the Board of Directors of the national Syracuse University Alumni Association and the SU Philadelphia Alumni Club.  He is a Past President of the SU Alumni Club of Central New York.  Jonathan enjoys supporting Syracuse students’ success whether it’s in the classroom, in a research lab, on a sports field, or on a stage.  He greatly enjoys connecting with prospective students and is excited to tell you all about the Syracuse experience!

Make an appointment for a Zoom meeting with Jonathan to discuss your interests and the opportunities at Syracuse via this link:

Kathleen Joyce

Kathleen M. Joyce
Assistant Dean, Student Recruitment

In 1994, Kathleen Joyce was hired as a writer for the College of Engineering & Computer Science. Within a few months, the Dean of the College asked, “How would you like to work with high school students and help us with recruiting?” Without hesitation, Kathleen eagerly accepted the invitation, an opportunity that has allowed her to meet and connect with hundreds (perhaps thousands) of prospective students and their families in her career, and to recruit great engineering and computer science talent to Syracuse University.

Born in New York City and growing up in Dumont, New Jersey, Kathleen earned her B.S. from the College of Arts & Sciences at SU, and a M.S. in Higher Education/Student Affairs Administration. Serving as Assistant Dean for Student Recruitment since 2008, Kathleen has responsibility for both undergraduate and graduate recruiting for the College. She travels extensively in support of recruitment, proudly waving her big Orange flag, and building strong connections across the USA and around the globe.

Kathleen is advisor to the Alpha Omega Epsilon professional engineering sorority. She is also coordinator of the National Council for Women in Technology (NCWIT) Upstate New York Aspirations in Computing affiliate and is a planning committee member for the New York Celebration of Women in Computing (NYCWiC). She is an honorary member of the Golden Key honor society, serves a treasurer of the Central New York Fulbright Association chapter, and is vice president of the SU chapter of Phi Beta Delta, the international honor society. She is also a member of the NYS Two-Year Engineering Science Association. She has completed her coursework and is now working on her dissertation for a Ph.D. in Higher Education.

The first in her family to attend College, and a diehard Syracuse fan, one of the happiest moments ever for Kathleen was when she was honored in a Daily Orange feature, “Who is Syracuse,” (, a special series highlighting individuals who embody the spirit of Syracuse University.