Admissions Staff

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      Janet Hanson

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      Office Phone: (508) 541-1517

      Janet has been in the Admissions Office at Dean College for the past 17 years. An alumna of Dean College, she received her associate degree in 2003. Janet grew up in Franklin and is amazed at how much the town has grown and all the changes Dean College is undergoing. It's all very exciting. Franklin is a great town. While having all the amenities of a big city it still offers the closeness of a small New England town. 

      Janet HansonJanet has experienced firsthand what a great school Dean College is. Both Janet's children attended Dean College. Her daughter transferred on to Emerson as a Communications major and her son went to UMASS/Amherst and then on to Suffolk Law School. Her daughter the Marketing Manager for Senior Living Residence and her son is a law partner at the law firm Combies/Hanson in Boston. Dean College gave them the confidence they needed to succeed. 

      Janet resides in Blackstone, MA with her husband. 

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      Kathy Ryan

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      Office Phone: (508) 541-1515

      Kathy Ryan joined Dean College in December of 2003 as the Director of Enrollment Operations after a successful 20-year career in the software industry. The move to higher education has been a wonderful one for her personally. Interacting with students and families on a regular basis is something she finds extremely rewarding. 

      Kathy RyanAs a parent of two sons, (one a Dean '14 alum and the other a Dean '08 and Suffolk/Dean '10 alum) her personal experiences are invaluable to students and families alike in considering Dean College and assisting them through both the application and financing processes. In addition, as a resident of Franklin, her knowledge of the town and surrounding areas serves as a resource to students and families.

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      Lynne Santorsola

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      Office Phone: (508) 541-1514

      Lynne joined the Dean College Office of Admission in November 2009. She is a longtime resident of Franklin.

      Lynne Santorsola

      "The best part of my job is sharing with the students and their families what Dean has to offer…having two children in high school, and one a  Dean College sophomore in the School of Dance bachelor's degree program, I can tell you that an important factor for us was choosing an environment where they will grow academically and gain the confidence that will encourage them to find their passion in life. I've been taking my children to the performances here at the Dean for many years. It might have been during that time that they found their love and pursuit for dance for the past ten years. What a thrill it is to see my daughter perform here!"
      There are many schools that may offer a good education, but finding an environment that your children will thrive in, is difficult to match. I can tell you firsthand, the faculty and staff are passionate about what they do here – and many go above and beyond to care for our students. I feel confident that Dean has what it takes to 'make the difference'.  It is a safe campus community that holds to its integrity and values of conduct. All of which is a rare commodity these days with everyone cutting back."

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