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: Pennsylvania and in Virginia – Fairfax and King George

Office: 540/654-1668
Cell: 540/273-0139



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: Hanover and Loudoun counties, Richmond City, and the Valley (Winchester to Roanoke City/County)

Office: 540/654-5810



Chris Carl1Chris Carl, Assistant Director of Admissions 

At UMW since: 2014
Recruitment area: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and in Virginia: Henrico County, 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

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, Caroline, City of Fredericksburg, Henry, Martinsville City, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Tidewater

Office: 540/654-1676
Cell: 540/498-6269


Alicia LaPorta, Admissions Counselor

Sarah Lindberg, Assistant Director of Admissions

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

Office: 540/654-5971



Chris Lomax – Admissions Counselor  

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

Office: 540/654-5811


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




Melissa Yakabouski, Director of Admissions

Melissa YakabouskiAt UMW since: 1994 (UMW Class of 1994)
Recruitment area: Home-schooled students; Washington, D.C., International

Office: 540/654-2000
Cell: 540/842-6276