Graduate Staff

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

  • B.S. Education from DePaul University
  • M.S. in Training and Development, University of St. Francis
  • 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.


Sue Smith, Assistant Director
Graduate/Degree Completion Admissions
Phone: 815-740-6532
Cell/Text: 815-205-1557
Email: ssmith1@stfrancis.edu

  • B.S. Applied Organizational Management, University of St. Francis
  • Experience in Nursing, Graduate, and Degree Completion admission

Sue works with all programs/populations of adult students and is the liaison to the College of Nursing.  

She is currently working towards her Masters in Training & Development degree.


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

  • 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 and Health Administration.  She is also the Veteran student counselor. 

Lisa hosts a weekly radio show at USF on WCSF 88.7


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

  • 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/Marketing.


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

  • 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.