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Get to know Fitchburg State

We look forward to helping you explore Fitchburg State and guiding you through the admissions and financial aid processes.

Meet us on the road

Each member of our staff uses the fall and spring to travel extensively throughout New England. Take a look through our travel schedule to see when Fitchburg State University will be in your area.

View our fall travel schedule

Connect with your admissions counselor

Each member of our staff works with freshman and transfer applicants. Learn more about everything Fitchburg State has to offer.

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Office Hours


Monday: 8 am - 5 pm 
Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm

Admissions Counselors

PLEASE NOTE: Your counselor is determined by the city and state in which you graduated high school.

Jinawa McNeil

Jinawa McNeil
Director of Admissions
(978) 665-3144

Daniel Connolly

Daniel Connolly
Associate Director of Admissions
(978) 665-3143

  • Transfer Admissions
  • Veterans' Liaison

Learn more about Dan

Tara Manzello

Tara Manzello
Associate Director of Admissions
(978) 665-3020

  • Freshmen Admissions
  • Admissions Operations

Learn more about Tara

Gretchen Hodson

Gretchen Mayhew
Assistant Director of Admissions
(978) 665-4629

  • Undergraduate International Admissions
  • New England Territory: MA (Middlesex and Essex Counties, Cape Cod and Islands), New Hampshire, Maine

Learn more about Gretchen

Alexandra Cardinale

Alexandra Cardinale
Assistant Director of Admissions
(978) 665-3142

  • New England Territory: MA (Worcester, Quincy, and Plymouth Counties), Rhode Island

Learn more about Alexandra

Viviana Suavita

Viviana Suavita
Assistant Director of Admissions
(978) 665-3136

  • Diversity Recruitment
  • Massachusetts Territory: Boston, Cambridge, Springfield, Worcester, Lowell, Quincy, Lawrence, Brockton, Lynn, New Bedford, Taunton, Randolph, Fall River

Learn more about Viviana

Heather Thomas

Heather Thomas
MassTransfer Coordinator
(978) 665-3884

Learn more about Heather

Graduate & Undergraduate Evening

Shelby Cota

Shelby Cota
Admissions Counselor

(978) 665-3860

  • Graduate International Admissions