Admissions Counselors



Andrea Mauro
Associate Director of Admissions
Office: (631) 244-3130
Transfer Students

I am one of the Associate Directors of the Dowling Admissions office and I’m responsible for in-house recruitment, the advisement and registration of new incoming freshmen and transfer students, and the coordination of undergraduate recruitment events. I also evaluate transfer credits, so please see me if you want to know how many of your courses at other institutes will count towards your Dowling degree.

lisa-phillipsLisa Phillips
Associate Director of Admissions
Office:  (631) 244-1183

Graduate Students

I am one of the Associate Directors of Admissions. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree with a concentration in Business Management from Dowling.  I’ve been with Dowling for twelve years, so I know the college extremely well. Previous experience in Human Resources Management/Recruitment, Leadership and Employee Training has been a significant asset to my work in the Admissions Department, and as an Admissions professional. I have a passion for helping students and families find the Dowling degree program that is exactly right for them.  I enjoy being the student’s adviser throughout the admission process and hope you will be become one of my Admissions advisees!

imageVictoria Herrmann
Admissions Counselor
Office: (631) 244-3082
Territory: Suffolk County, Long Island

I am an Admissions Counselor and a graduate of Dowling College, where I received my Bachelors degree in both Special Education and Psychology. As a student at Dowling, I was a member of the Psi Chi and Kappa Delta Pi Honor Societies, captain of our cheerleading team as well as a member of the Student Government Association. If you enjoy choices and opportunities mixed with one on one attention then Dowling is the place for you! With over 33 clubs and organizations on campus you will be able to get more than a degree from Dowling, you will get a true college experience.  If you have any questions or would like a firsthand perspective on the wonderful opportunities Dowling provides to its students, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to being a part of your college journey here at Dowling.

2014-10-13_14.17.19Irene Russell
Admissions Counselor
Office: (631) 244-3274
Territory: Nassau County, Long Island and Athletes

I am an Admissions Counselor and the Athletic Liaison for the Admissions Office. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts and a minor in Special Education from Dowling. As a student, I was a goalie for the Women’s Lacrosse Team and was a Work Study Employee in the Athletic Department and then the Admissions Department. I later became a Dowling Student Ambassador in the Admissions Department. If you are interested in getting a personal perspective of Dowling College and all it has to offer individuals in terms of a full and well rounded college experience, I would very much like the opportunity to meet with you. Also, if you are a student athlete and aspire to participate in an NCAA Division II athletic program with a long history of dedication to excellence and success in developing the student athlete, I would be happy to share my experiences with you. I look forward to welcoming you to Dowling College!

Ashley Shaner
Admissions Counselor
Office: (631) 244-5059
Territory: CT, PA, Westchester, All other states

I am an Admissions Counselor at Dowling College. My recruitment region is Connecticut, West Chester, and Upstate New York. I am originally from Pennsylvania. Dowling offers so many opportunities that I would love to discuss further with you and I’d be more than happy to answer any questions  you have. I look forward to being a part of your college decision process.


mike headshotMichael Wern
Veteran and Military Services Coordinator
Office: (631) 244-3088

I am the Veterans Admissions Counselor at Dowling College and I assist veterans, guardsmen, reservists, active duty military and dependents of veterans.  I can help you maximize your educational benefits and apply them to your undergraduate, graduate or continuing education studies.  There are many policies and procedures surrounding military benefits, and as the Veteran Admissions Counselor, I have this expertise and will be able to save you time searching for answers and connect you to many resources you may not even know are available.

20141231_163035~2Dana Orenzo

Transfer Counselor
Office: (631) 244-3480