Meet Our Staff

Please look below to meet our staff and find out who will be your contact for any questions.

We look forward to getting to know you and hope to see you on campus soon!

Kyle F. Allwine, Assistant Director of Admissions

Kyle AllwineAt UMW since: 2012 (UMW Class of 2012)
Recruitment areas: Western Pennsylvania and in Virginia - Fairfax and King George

Office: 540/654-1668
Cell: 540/273-0139
Email: kallwine@umw.edu
Facebook: www.facebook.com/KyleFAllwine

 

 

Benjamin Bousquet, Admissions Counselor

Ben BousquetAt UMW since: 2014
Recruitment area: New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont) and in Virginia: Loudoun County and the Valley (Winchester to Roanoke City/County)

Office: 540/654-5810
Email: bbousque@umw.edu
Facebook: www.facebook.com/UMWBen

 

 

Chris Carl, Assistant Director of Admissions 

At UMW since: 2014
Recruitment area: Maryland and in Virginia: Central Virginia (Albemarle, Charlottesville, and Fluvanna); Extended local (Culpeper, Fauquier, Louisa, Madison, and Orange); Southwest Virginia – south of Roanoke; and Southside Virginia

Office: 540/654-1673
Email: ccarl@umw.edu

Sarah Cotter, Assistant Director of Admissions 

Sarah CotterAt UMW since: 2013
Recruitment areas: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Southern New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Eastern Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and in Virginia – Tidewater (except Norfolk Public Schools, Hampton, Bayside High School in Virginia Beach)

Office: 540/654-1908
Cell: 484/716-6998
Email: scotter2@umw.edu
Facebook: www.facebook.com/umwscotter

Cris M. Hairston, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions 

Cris HairstonAt UMW since: 2005 (UMW Class of 2004)
Recruitment areas: North Carolina, South Carolina, and in Virginia – Alexandria City Schools, Bayside High School (Virginia Beach), Caroline, City of Fredericksburg, Hampton City Schools, Henry, Martinsville City, Norfolk Public Schools, Spotsylvania, and Stafford

Office: 540/654-1676
Cell: 540/498-6269
Email: chairsto@umw.edu
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CrisM.Hairston

 

Sarah Lindberg, Assistant Director of Admissions

Sarah LindbergAt UMW since: 2013 (UMW Class of 2008)
Recruitment area: Transfer students

Office: 540/654-5971
Cell: 703/615-7577
Email: slindber@umw.edu
Facebook: www.facebook.com/UMWSarahELindberg

 

 

Chris Lomax – Admissions Counselor  

Chris LomaxAt UMW since: 2014
Recruitment area: New York, Northern New Jersey, and in Virginia: Arlington County, Northern Neck (Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northumberland, Richmond County, and Westmoreland); and Prince William  

Office: 540/654-5811
Email: clomax3@umw.edu
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChrisDLomax

 

Beth Searcy, Director of Special Events

Beth SearcyAt UMW since: 2009
Recruitment focus:  Planning special events and initiatives to showcase the UMW experience to prospective students and their families.

Office: 540/654-2151
Email: esearcy@umw.edu

 

 

 

Melissa Yakabouski, Director of Admissions

Melissa YakabouskiAt UMW since: 1994 (UMW Class of 1994)
Recruitment area: Home-schooled students; Washington, D.C., International and in Virginia: Richmond (Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Richmond City)

Office: 540/654-2000
Cell: 540/842-6276
Email: myak@umw.edu
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MelissaWYak