Meet the team that will help you reach your academic success.


Iris Godes, 508-541-1508Image of Iris Godes

Iris has served as Dean of Admissions at Dean College since 2014, overseeing student recruitment, application review, and the office operations. 

Edward Connor, 508-541-1508Image of Edward Connor

Territory: Massachusetts

After serving in various Admissions roles at Dean in the 1990s, Ed returned to Dean in 2015 and currently serves as the Executive Director of Admissions. 

Kathy Ryan 

Office Phone: (508) 541-1515Image of Kathy Ryan

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. 


Admissions Counselors

Lucy BrooksLucy Brooks

Territory: Alaska, Hawaii, Massachusetts (Boston, Cape Cod and North Shore), New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington

Serving as an Admissions Counselor, Lucy joined the admissions team at Dean in August 2021. Lucy has a variety of experience working with students who are navigating the college admissions process.

Marissa BrowningMarissa Browning

Territory: Connecticut, Massachusetts

Marissa, a Dean alumna, started in the Admissions Office in September 2021. Marissa serves as an Admissions Counselor and is excited to return to her alma mater to work with prospective Dean students.

Arielle DelFino Arielle Delfino

Territory: California, New York (Downstate Counties and Long Island) and Rhode Island

Arielle joined the Dean Admissions team after graduating with her Masters in School Counseling from Manhattan College. In addition to first-year students from her territories, Arielle also works with transfer students and students applying to the Arch Learning Community. She now serves as the Assistant Director of the Office of Admissions. 

Ashley Reed 

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Territory: Dance Students; Connecticut (Except Fairfield and Litchfield Counties), Florida, Massachusetts

An alumna of Dean, Ashley graduated with her B.A. in Arts and Entertainment Management and now serves as an Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator for the School of Dance. 

Larry Thode 

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Territory: Connecticut (Litchfield County), Maine, Massachusetts (Western) & New York (Upstate Counties)

Larry came to Dean College in 1983 and is currently a Senior Assistant Director of Admissions and Assistant Cross-Country Coach. In addition to first-year students from his territories, Larry also works with students applying to the Arch Learning Community.

Myra Traylor 

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Territory: All US Territories, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Texas, Virginia, Washington DC, and All International Areas

Myra serves as an Associate Director of Admissions at Dean College. In addition to first-year students from her territories, Myra also works with transfer students.

Joe Zumbo

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Territory: Theatre Students; Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut (Fairfield County), Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

An Alumnus of Dean, Joe graduated with his B.A. in Theatre and now serves as Assistant Director of the Office of Admissions.  

Marketing, Operations, and Systems

Barbara DutkoBarbara Dutko

Office Phone: 508-541-1514

Barbara joined Dean College in July 2021 having spent many years working at an area high school in the Guidance Office. Barbara serves the Admissions Record Coordinator.

Janet Hanson 

Office Phone: (508) 541-1517Image of Janet Hanson

Janet has been in the Admissions Office at Dean College for the past 18 years. An alumna of Dean College, she received her associate degree in 2003. 

Brian Maher Brian Maher

Brian joined the Admissions Office at Dean in 2021. He serves as the Coordinator of Admissions Marketing and Communication. Brian joins Dean having previously worked in both college and secondary school admissions.

Tracy PalanaTracy Palana

Office Phone: 508-541-1508

Tracy joined the admissions team at Dean in 2021.  A New England native with 10 years of higher education experience, she serves as the Admissions Services Administrator.

Christy Parlon 

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Christy spent four wonderful years at Dean before joining the admissions staff after graduation. She now serves as the Coordinator of Admissions Information Systems.