Lisa Starkey-WoodDirector of Admissions
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Recruitment Areas: Cover college fairs and high schools visits in any territory, as needed.
Office Responsibilities: I work with the admissions team on application review and admissions decisions, help oversee events, work with marketing and communications on our direct mail and email marketing, help cover high school visits and college fairs as needed, meet with students and families when they visit campus, and many other things that I enjoy!
Originally from: Sidney, NY
While in College... I enjoyed every minute of my undergraduate and graduate career! I attended Syracuse University for both my bachelor's and master's degrees. One of my favorite internships was with Athletics Communications at Syracuse when I got to work in the press box, interview athletes after football and basketball games, and then share their quotes with the media. I also really enjoyed working as a teaching assistant for a graphic design course, which is when I realized I loved working with students in higher education. That is what led me to a career in admissions.
Favorite Movie(s): Elf, Cinderella Man, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Favorite Book(s): Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, anything by John Grisham
Favorite Quote: "If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it."
Hobbies: Running, walking my dogs, reading
Why Work at Hartwick? The students! When I first came to Hartwick I was amazed by the students here. The things our students are doing are amazing - from traveling abroad, to internships in their area of study, to conducting their own research and presenting at national conferences! Our students create their own experiences while they are here and graduate with a resume that looks like they have been in their field of study for a few years rather than having just graduated. Hartwick is truly a special place and I feel lucky to come to work everyday and talk to prospective students and families about what their Hartwick experience could be!