Phone(562) 903-4752

What We Do

To be the preeminent enrollment, marketing and communications team in higher education — recognized for our innovative drive, collaborative spirit, strategic execution, industry-leading results and five-star customer service — to maximize Biola University’s impact on the world for Jesus Christ.

The Office of University Enrollment will do this by:

Building enthusiastic awareness of Biola to prospective students and families in order to recruit qualified, well-matched and diverse populations through: executing data-driven recruitment plans and world-class campus visit experiences; developing quality pathway programs that connect the community to Biola and support the cultivation of long-term relationships with schools, churches and other relevant audiences; advocating for emerging populations such as graduate, international, PTUG, online, transfer and students of color; strategically providing financial aid to increase affordability and delivering quality counseling and aid to help streamline the financial aid process for new and continuing students; utilizing data and managing systems to implement efficient enrollment processes and creating accurate and timely reports by applying data science to forecast enrollment.

Open Hours

Regular Hours
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Monday – Friday)

Summer Hours
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Monday – Thursday)
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Friday)

For list of observed Holidays, see

Offices & Services

Department Members

AllAdmissions OperationsFinancial AidGraduate AdmissionsInternational AdmissionsPost-Traditional AdmissionsTraditional Undergraduate Admissions
Amanda Slaughter
Associate Vice President of University Enrollment
Briana Taylor
Executive Assistant to the Associate Vice President of University Enrollment
Michelle Reider
Director of Traditional Undergraduate Admissions
Caitlin Esau
Associate Director of Admissions Operations
Amy Payton
Director of Post-Traditional Admissions and Pathways Programs
James Hampson
Director of Graduate Admissions
Fitsum Mulat
Director of International Admissions
Geoff Marsh
Senior Director of Financial Aid
Associate Director of Freshman Admissions
Angela Barragan
Associate Director of Transfer Admissions
Veronica Alvarado
Assistant Director of Multi-Ethnic Outreach
Kayla Zuniga
Assistant Director of Admissions Outreach and Recruitment
Danny Roh
Assistant Director of Admissions Outreach and Talbot
Amber Nakamura
Senior Freshman Admissions Counselor
Emily Sagherian
Senior Freshman Admissions Counselor
Karol Curiel Kozycz
Senior Freshman Admissions Counselor
Brian Glaze
Freshman Admissions Counselor
Nadia Lopez
Freshman Admissions Counselor
Janay Temple
Admissions Counselor
Deborah Kwak
Freshman Admissions Counselor
Horacio Sevilla Figueroa
Freshman Admissions Recruiter
Rachel Cho
Transfer Admissions Counselor
Esther Hwang
Transfer Admissions Counselor
Connor Lunde
Transfer Admissions Counselor
Jonathan Hernandez
Transfer Admissions Recruiter
Transfer Admissions Recruiter
Megan Chea
Admissions Associate
Sooyeong Yoon
Admissions Associate
Heather Davenport
Associate Director of Campus Visits, Events and Student Ambassadors
Ashley Perez
Admissions Events Coordinator
Lizzette Saavedra
Assistant Visit Coordinator
Joanna Lim
Admissions Receptionist
Hailey Lee
Assistant Director of Campus Visits
Riva Lee
Business Process Specialist
Abraham Brevard
Business Analyst, CRM
Meredith Vincent
Operations Specialist
Theresa Valles
Senior Processing Specialist
Ali Bland
Data Integrity Specialist
Tiffany Pang
Operations Specialist
Maritza Nevarez
Operations Specialist
Deedee Lee
Processing Specialist
Daniel Allinson
Data Analyst
Sean Kocmoud
Senior Post-Traditional Admissions Counselor
Crystel Vargas
Senior Post-Traditional Admissions Counselor
Kelly-Grace Schaffer
Recruiter, PTUG Admissions
Todd Johnson
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions
Senior Graduate Admissions Counselor
Elizabeth Rubio
Senior Graduate Admissions Counselor
Andrea Choi
Senior Graduate Admissions Counselor
Haily Osterhaus
Senior Graduate Admissions Counselor for Digital Learning
Alex Mutch
Senior Graduate Admissions Recruiter
Elise Posey
Graduate Admissions Counselor
Jeff Sholar
Graduate Admissions Counselor
Kenric Tran
Grad Admissions Counselor
Minjae Kim
Recruiting Coordinator
Whitney Spradley
Assistant Director of International Admissions
International Admissions Counselor
Jinhe Cui
International Outreach Specialist
Chenyi Chen
Communications Associate
Israel Cevallos
Counselor, Intl Admissions
Paulina Limchaiyawat
International Admissions Coordinator
Associate Director of Financial Aid, Training and Compliance
Melissa Gonzalez
Associate Director, Online/Modular/Trimester Programs
Theodore Cervantes
Systems Specialist
John Melendrez
Financial Aid Specialist (Federal Direct Loans)
Moon Hui Jung
Financial Aid Specialist (Federal Direct Loans)
Rosanne Zukle
Senior Specialist (Special Programs, R2T4)
Emilee Hidy
Senior Specialist of SAP and Compliance
Kimberly Alvarez
Senior Financial Aid Counselor
Sheena Arroyo
Financial Aid Counselor (Military Benefits)
Hannah Emenaker
Senior Counselor and Student Worker Supervisor
Michele Redmond
Financial Aid Counselor
Sarai Hernandez
Receptionist/Office Assistant
Brooke Fermin
Financial Aid Specialist (Cal Grant and Tuition Waiver)
Donna Blackwell
Associate Director
Erin Song
Award Analyst/Specialist
Heaven Lee
Scholarship Specialist
Cherice Williams
Award Analyst/Specialist
Lynn Kelley
Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Cortez Ramirez
PTUG Financial Aid Coordinator
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