Bob Herr, Vice President for Enrollment Management

I’ve been in higher education for 30 years. Outside of work, I enjoy time with my family, sports, and adventures with Tucker. This campus is truly the most beautiful campus I’ve worked on to date. I am fortunate that my higher education journey has led me to Paul Smith’s College. I work with incredible people and the faculty, staff, and students here are top-notch. GO BILLS!

rherr@paulsmiths.edu | Office: (518) 327-6031

Hannah Ackerman, Director of Admissions

I was born and raised in Milford, NY and am a proud Smitty, class of ’11, where I majored in Hotel, Resort Tourism Management with a minor in Business. I fell in love with the area after attending school here and have never left! I love to spend my free time reading, spending time outdoors with my dog, and in the winter time watching football (GO PACK GO!) and pursuing my love of quilting. I’m proud to call this special place my home!


Territory Includes: All Transfer Students

Advanced Studies Coordinator

hackerman@paulsmiths.edu | Office: (518) 327-6021 Cell: (518) 524-6308

Jodi Rossi, Associate Director of International, Veteran and Graduate Admissions

Originally from southwest Ohio,  I attended Miami University and New College of Florida where I earned a degree in Cultural Anthropology. I spent several years working at archaeology and heritage sites on the gulf coast of Florida before moving into international higher education.  My husband, son, and I spent summers in the Adirondacks and always knew we wanted to eventually live here full-time. My son is a current proud Smitty!

I love the peace and energy of the area as well as the spirit of community both on and off campus. I enjoy travel, good food, and doing quirky embroidery.

Territory Includes: All Countries outside the United States, Graduate students and proudly serving our Veterans.

jrossi@paulsmiths.edu | Office: (518) 327-6072 Cell: (518) 521-5490

Nicole Klohmann, Assistant Director of Admissions

I was born and raised in Ithaca, NY. I attended the University at Albany (SUNY) where I majored in Human Biology. I have been camping and hiking in the Adirondacks since I was a little kid, and I am happy to now call it my home. In my free time, I love to be active indoors and outdoors. I also love to travel, and curl up and watch some of my favorite shows.



Territory includes: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and the following counties of New York: Albany, Clinton, Essex, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington.

nklohmann@paulsmiths.edu | Office: (518) 327-6229 Cell: (518) 481-7228

Cori Monahan, Assistant Director of Admissions

Born and raised in Spencerport, NY and I had attended Fredonia State University for Public Relations. Ever since I was a little girl, my family and I would also come up to the Adirondacks to go camping so calling this place my home is a dream! In my free time I love to be outdoors, spend time with friends and family, photography and playing with my  pup. GO BILLS!



Territory Includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida,Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington DC in addition to the following New York State Counties: Alleghany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Erie, Genesee, Herkimer, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Oswego, Otsego, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates.

cmonahan@paulsmiths.edu | Office: (518) 327-6110  Cell: (518) 521-7047


Jessica Rodino, Admissions Counselor

Originally from Lewiston, NY, I have spent most of my life moving around all area’s of WNY before Paul Smith’s College brought me to the Adirondacks. My fiance is a Veteran student and from the moment we stepped foot on campus, we knew this is where we were meant to be! I attended Buffalo State College where i graduated with a BS in Psychology with a minor in Neuropsychology (’17). In my free time, you can find me hiking or cross-country skiing with my dogs. I also love to spend time with my family and friends, travelling, good food (both cooking and eating!) and photography. The Adirondacks was my family’s yearly vacation spot growing up, so I am happy to finally call this place home!

Territory Includes: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming in addition to the following New York State Counties: Bronx, Columbia, Dutchess, Franklin, Greene, Jefferson, Kings, Lewis, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, St. Lawrence, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester.

jrodino@paulsmiths.edu | Office: (518) 327-6292 Cell: (518) 806-8585

Sonya Stein, Director of Financial Aid

Originally from Troy, NY, I moved to the Adirondacks in 2019 after spending a decade in Alaska. I’ve had the privilege to work in financial aid administration for over 16 years and am actively involved in state, regional and national professional organizations. Having been a first-generation, low income student, I find tremendous satisfaction in helping students overcome financial obstacles to get the education they deserve. I’m so proud of the one-on-one service we’re able to offer to PSC students and look forward to helping you achieve your educational goals. Outside of work, I love hiking, live music, and furry four-legged animals.

sstein@paulsmiths.edu | Office: (518) 327-6019

Elyse Relyea, Financial Aid Counselor

Born in Nova Scotia and raised in Keene Valley NY, the beautiful ADK mountains have been my home for over 25 years. I studied at SUNY Empire and North Country Community College, majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Environmental Studies. I am a mom to two incredible boys and I could not imagine raising them anywhere else in the world.

I am here to assist you as you send your child off to college. From filling out the FAFSA to applying for state aid, I am here to help you along the way!

erelyea@paulsmiths.edu | Office: (518) 327-6220

Mary Gallagher, Director of Admissions Operations & Communications

I’m originally from Rouses Point, NY and the youngest of five. I attended Plattsburgh State University and double majored in Business Administration and Management Information Systems. I frequented the Adirondacks for summer camp and fell in love with the area. I’m beyond grateful that I’ve found a career in a place that I love. I enjoy hiking, canoeing, running, and anything outside. My favorite days consists of adventures with my two pups, good food, and of course my family.

mgallagher@paulsmiths.edu | (518) 327- 6245

Donna Kowal, Admissions Office Manager

Originally from Pleasantville, NY, I have had the great fortune of exploring both city and mountains throughout my life. From a young age i was imprinted with a reverence for nature and passion for environmental issues. I am thrilled to now call the North Country home and bring with me over 15 years of experience in higher education and regional collaborations. Outside of campus, I enjoy life-affirming hikes in the High Peaks, volunteering, frequenting ice cream shops and quality time with family and friends. 

*For any group inquiries to visit campus, please contact Donna directly

dkowal@paulsmiths.edu | Office (518) 327-6227