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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.

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

Call Admissions: 800-705-9692

Admissions Counselors

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



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

  • Transfer Admissions
  • Veterans' Liaison

Learn more about Dan

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

  • Freshmen Admissions
  • Admissions Operations

Learn more about Tara

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
Assistant Director of Admissions
(978) 665-3142

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

Learn more about Alexandra

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

Kiel Szivos
Assistant Director of Admissions

(978) 665-3148

  • New England Territory: MA (Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Berkshire, Norfolk, and Bristol Counties), Vermont, Connecticut
  • All states outside of New England

Learn more about Kiel

Heather Thomas
MassTransfer Coordinator
(978) 665-3884

Learn more about Heather

Graduate & Undergraduate Evening

Shelby Cota
Admissions Counselor

(978) 665-3860

  • Graduate International Admissions