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Joseph Bailey

Assistant Dean for Enrollment Services 
  and Director of Financial Aid
Genesee Community College

Joe Bailey is the Assistant Dean for Enrollment Services and Director of Financial Aid at Genesee Community College where he works with the SCT Banner System. Before joining GCC, Joe spent six years at the University of Rochester in financial aid.  He held a variety of positions during that time, including the Associate Director of Financial Aid.  He was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Professional Service for the 2004-05 academic year for GCC. In 2000-01 he served as the Region 2 Chairperson for the New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association (NYSFAAA).

Joe holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Educational Administration (Margaret Warner School of Education) from the University of Rochester.

Don Gray

Don Gray served as a Research Analyst and IT Manager for Scannell & Kurz from 2005 through April of 2013. His responsibilities included analyzing and reporting on client data, building predictive models, and maintaining the FAST and SKORE software environments.

Don has a B.A. in Mathematics from Cedarville University and is working on a Masters degree in Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Mary Grondahl

Vice President of Enrollment Management
The College of Saint Rose

As Vice President of Enrollment Management at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, Mary provides leadership and strategic direction on enrollment planning for undergraduate and graduate admissions, financial aid and the College's Student Solution Center. Mary has 28 years of admissions, financial aid and enrollment planning experience.

Mary has been a speaker at the National Association of College Admission Counseling annual conference, several Small College Enrollment Conferences, the New York State Association of College Admission Counseling Annual Conference (NYSACAC) and the American Strategic Management Institute (ASMI). Mary has also been a Peer Reviewer for Institutional Accreditation for the New York State Department of Education. She has completed numerous best practice admission audits and competitor analyses for institutions throughout the U.S.

Mary earned bachelor and master’s degrees in Russian Language and Literature from the State University of New York College at Oswego and the University of Albany. She holds an M.B.A. from The College of Saint Rose. In 2004, Mary completed Harvard’s Certificate in Higher Education Management. Mary serves on the boards of the National Catholic College Admission Association and the Capital District YMCA.

Joseph Loffredo

Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Registrar
Rochester Institute of Technology

Before becoming the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Registrar at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Joe Loffredo served as a Senior Consultant at Scannell & Kurz where he was responsible for data analysis including developing econometric enrollment probability models in support of strategic planning for recruitment and retention. During his career, Joe also held several positions at the University of Rochester, including Manager of Human Resource Information Systems, University Registrar, and Assistant Director of Financial Aid. Joe also served as Dean of Enrollment management at Genesee Community College.

Joe holds an M.B.A. from the University of Rochester’s Simon School and a B.S. in Management from St. John Fisher College.

Betsy Ripton

Director, Registration & Records
Monroe Community College

Betsy Ripton has been Director of Registration and Records at Monroe Community College since 2000. Prior to MCC, Betsy served as Registrar for Genesee Community College and as Associate Registrar at the University of Rochester.

Betsy earned her M.S. in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her B.A. in Political Science is from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Rizzo

Lecturer and Assistant Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Department of Economics
University of Rochester

At UR, Michael teaches Economic Principles, Microeconomic Analysis, Money and Banking, and Environmental Economics in addition to his advising and other campus responsibilities.  Prior to his appointment at Rochester, Michael served as Senior Economist and Director of Summer Fellowship Programs at the American Institute for Economic Research in Great Barrington, MA.  Michael has written on a wide variety of topics, including sound fiscal and monetary policy, money and inflation, Social Security reform, health care, property rights, as well as personal finance.  His work focuses on the American antecedents for public governance; the role of individual freedom, private property, and free enterprise in economic progress.  Prior to AIER, Michael was an assistant professor of economics at Centre College in Danville, KY.  The focus of his academic research is on the economics of higher education.  His work has been featured in Inside Higher Ed, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Fox News, and a variety of academic books and journals.

Michael has his Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University.

Susan Raith Sloan

Director of Admissions
Wells College

Susan Raith Sloan has served as Director of Admissions at Wells College since 1995. Her areas of expertise include research-based decision making and strategic planning for admissions. She chairs the College’s Enrollment Management Team and led the College’s recruitment efforts during its recent transition to coeducation.

Susan holds a B.A. in English from Wells College.

Kelly Thompson

Vice President of External Relations
Barton College

Kelly Thompson has spent the last ten years in the enrollment management arena. Currently, Kelly serves as the Vice President of External Relations at Barton College in Wilson, NC. Kelly oversees the Admissions and Financial Aid areas. Previously, she was the Group Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, MI and Vice President for Enrollment Management at National-Louis University in Chicago, IL.

Kelly received her Ed.D. in Educational Administration at the University of Pennsylvania and a C.A.S. in Educational Leadership from National-Louis University.  She also has an M.A. in Communications and Theater and a B.F.A. in Theater from the University of Illinois.

Samantha Veeder

Director of Financial Aid
Nazareth College

After two and a half years as a senior consultant at Scannell & Kurz, Sam returned to the campus setting as Director of Financial Aid at Nazareth College, a small, private college in Rochester, NY with an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2,000 and 800 graduate students.

Sam's special area of expertise is in developing strategic financial aid programs designed to enhance enrollment results, budget planning, and enhancing organization and operations in order to maximize efficiency.  Prior to joining S&K, Sam was a financial aid director at Hobart & William Smith Colleges and Keuka College.  Sam is a member of NASFAA, EASFAA, and NYSFAAA and has served as a committee member, chairperson, and officer for many conferences, workshops, and advisory groups. She currently serves as treasurer for EASFAA (Eastern Association of Financial Aid Administrators).

Sam is a graduate of Ithaca College with a B.S. in Health Services Administration.