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. 


Michelle DavidMichelle David

Territory: Alaska, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington

Michelle joined the admissions team as an Admissions Counselor.  As a New England native, she has higher education experience at two other local colleges.

Katelyn McCarthy Image of Katelyn McCarthy

Territory: Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Vermont

Katelyn joined the Dean Admissions team with several years of experience in higher education. She currently serves as an Assistant Director of Admissions at Dean College.

Arielle Morton 

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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. 

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. 

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 Admissions Counselor 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.  

Maureen Griffin 

Office Phone: (508) 541-1508Image of Maureen Griffin

Maureen has been a member of the Admissions Office at Dean since late 2009. You will find her in the busy reception area, greeting visitors, scheduling tours and admission interviews, and providing information about Dean College and the admissions process. 

Janet Hanson 

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

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. 

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. 

Lynn Santorsola 

Office Phone: (508) 541-1514Image of Lynn Santorsola

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