Graduate Admissions Staff

Welcome to the graduate admissions staff page. Chat live with admissions staff in the box below, reach out to a staff member below, browse our programs, or take a look at the graduate admission checklist. 

Meet the Graduate Admissions Staff

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Sandee Sloka
Director, Graduate/Degree Completion
Admissions
Phone: 815-740-5026
Cell/Text: 815-205-0789
Email: ssloka@stfrancis.edu

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  • M.S. in Training and Development, University of St. Francis
  • B.S. Education from DePaul University
  • Experience teaching elementary school and college and in college admissions

Sandee works with all programs/populations of adult students and especially enjoys helping them achieve their educational goals.

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Lisa O’Brien
Admissions Counselor
Graduate/Degree Completion Admissions
Phone: 815-740-6266
Cell/Text: 815-205-0979
Email: lobrien@stfrancis.edu

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lisa-usf

  • B.A. Journalism/Communications, University of St. Francis
  • Experience in training and development, recruitment and college admission

Lisa works with all programs/populations of adult students and is the liaison to the College of Business & Health Administration. 
She is also the Veteran student counselor. Lisa also stays involved on campus and hosts a weekly radio show on USF’s radio station: WCSF 88.7 FM.

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Gino Vaccarella
Admissions Counselor
Graduate/Degree Completion Admissions
Phone: 815-740-5024
Cell/Text: 815-205-1658
Email: gvaccarella@stfrancis.edu

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gino-usf

  • M.B.A., University of St. Francis
  • B.S. Applied Psychology, Loyola University Chicago
  • Experience in financial aid and graduate recruitment

Gino works with all programs/populations of adult students and is the liaison to the MSW program.  He has worked in higher education
since 1990.

Gino’s personal hobbies and areas of interest include cooking, sports and social media.

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Maggie Stevenson
Coordinator of School Partnerships, Graduate/Degree Completion Admissions
Phone: 815-740-3389
Cell/Text: 815-205-0629
Email: mstevenson@stfrancis.edu

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  • Bachelor of Business Administration, University of St. Francis
  • MBA, University of St. Francis
  • Experience in education, graduate and degree-completion admission

Maggie works with graduate education students and is the liaison to the College of Education.

Graduate Physician Assistant Program
Admissions (Albuquerque, NM)

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Angelica Sanchez
Admissions Manager for the Physician Assistant (PA) Program in Albuquerque, NM
Phone: 505-266-5565, ext. 2320
Email: asanchez@stfrancis.edu

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  • M.S. Training & Development, University of St. Francis
  • B.A. Spanish, The University of New Mexico

Angelica works with the graduate Physician Assistant Program in Albuquerque, New Mexico and enjoys helping potential applicants reach their educational goals. She has been with the Physician Assistant program since 2017.

Angelica’s personal hobbies and areas of interest include singing on the worship team, running, photography and traveling.