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 on your journey to finding the program that is the right fit 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
Undergraduate Recruitment Specialist
315.443.5348
jjhoster@syr.edu

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 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).  Jonathan chaired a national committee advised NACAC on the launch of NACAC’s STEM College and Career Fairs in Fall 2016.  Jonathan serves as Co-Director of NYSACAC Camp College.  Additionally, he has 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:
http://calendly.com/jjhoster


Kathleen Joyce

Kathleen M. Joyce
Assistant Dean, Student Recruitment
315.443.2219
topgrads@syr.edu

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. Among her many accomplishments, she established the first Women’s Overnight event for prospective female students in E&CS, an event which has become a beloved tradition in the College among prospective and current students, and alumni. 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 NYCWiC. She is an honorary member of the Golden Key honor society, serves a treasured 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,” (http://dailyorange.com/2014/04/kathleen-joyce-assistant-dean-excites-students-for-future-at-su-life-after-graduation/), a special series highlighting individuals who embody the spirit of Syracuse University.


Mary Collier

Mary Collier
Graduate Recruitment Specialist
315.443.2219
topgrads@syr.edu

Mary is the Graduate Recruitment Specialist for the College of Engineering and Computer Science.  She works to develop and support graduate recruitment including increased outreach to prospective students, enhanced recruitment initiatives, and specially focused events. Prior to joining ECS, she was was Admissions & Operations Manager at Summer College where she formulated and implemented recruitment strategies, managed day-to-day operations, and represented Summer College/University College on campus, regionally, and nationally. She is a graduate of SU’s College of Arts & Sciences and is currently pursuing her M.S. in Cultural Foundations of Education at SU.

In her free time, Mary loves to read. She also enjoys hiking, exploring nature trails, and canoeing with her family. She is a big fan of trying spicy foods – the spicier the better!