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304 Sutton Hall
Cheney, WA 99004
phone: 509.359.2397

Admissions Advisors

Meet the EWU Admissions team and find the advisor for your school.

  • Cathy Sleeth
    Cathy Sleeth
    Director of Admissions
    Phone: 509.359.6582

    Cathy Sleeth joined the EWU team in July 2015 as the Director of Admissions. She has worked in higher education for over twenty years as an adjunct professor and as an academic advisor, and she has held various positions in admissions.

    Before joining EWU she was the senior associate director of admissions at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. Cathy very firmly believes in the benefits of a quality higher education experience and enjoys spending her professional life talking about the value of a quality education. She holds a master's degree from The Naval War College in Newport, RI, and a bachelor's degree from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR.

    She and her husband Pat enjoy spending time with their daughter and son-in-law (Heather and Trent) and their two granddaughters (Sophia and Claire). Cathy and her entire family are passionate about the outdoors and are hooked on fly fishing. They can be found on various trout streams around the United States whenever they can get away.

  • Jana Jaraysi, '06, '08
    Jana Jaraysi, '06, '08
    Associate Director of Admissions
    Phone: 509.359.2450

    Hometown: Kennewick, WA
    Major: Marketing and management
    Hardest class ever taken: Finance
    Favorite off-campus hangout: Mason Jar (a coffee shop in Cheney)
    Favorite EWU tradition: Pass through the Pillars
    Out-of-state recruiting: Arizona

  • Boubacar Bouaré
    Boubacar Bouaré
    Assistant Director of Operations
    Phone: 509.359.6449

    Hometown: Bamako, Mali 
    Major: Social and economic administration, business administration
    Hardest class ever taken: Chemistry
    Favorite off-campus hangout: All electronics stores in town!
    Favorite EWU tradition: Pass through the Pillars
    Out-of-state recruiting: International

  • Randy Corradine
    Randy Corradine
    Regional Admissions Advisor and Diversity Outreach Coordinator
    Phone: 509.359.4879

    Special admissions programs: Athletics liaison, diversity programs
    Hometowns: Long Beach, CA, and Portland, OR
    Major: Philosophy
    Hardest class ever taken: Four philosophers
    Favorite off-campus hangout: The Phathouse in Spokane for BE Open-Mic Wednesdays
    Favorite EWU traditions: Pass through the Pillars and Homecoming
    In-state recruiting: Adams, Douglas, and Grant Counties
    Out-of-state recruiting: Southern California

  • Lillian Do-Tran, '13, '15
    Lillian Do-Tran, '13, '15
    Regional Admissions Advisor
    Phone: 206.200.6319

    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Major: Communications
    Hardest class ever taken: Chemistry for Health Sciences
    Favorite off-campus hangout: El Rodeo
    Favorite EWU traditions: Pass through the Pillars
    In-state recruiting: Island, north King, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom Counties

  • Lupita Gutierrez-Parker
    Lupita Gutierrez-Parker
    Regional Admissions Advisor
    Phone: 509.808.4912

    Hometown: Yakima, WA
    Major: Community and Human Resource Development 
    Hardest class ever taken: Statistics
    Favorite off-campus hangout: Spokane Mall
    Favorite EWU tradition: Pass through the Pillars
    In-state recruiting: Chelan, Kittitas, Klickitat, and Yakima Counties
    Out-of-state recruiting: Nevada

  • Angelica Lopez
    Angelica Lopez
    Regional Admissions Representative
    Phone: 509.359.0203

    Hometown: Mattawa, WA
    Major: Communications and Public Relations
    Hardest class ever taken: Math 115
    Favorite off-campus hangout: El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant
    Favorite EWU tradition: Pass through the Pillars
    In-state recruiting: Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Walla Walla, and Whitman Counties

  • Emmanuel "Manny" Lopez
    Emmanuel "Manny" Lopez
    Enrollment Advocate
    Phone: 509.359.4136

    Special admissions programs: DREAMers, DACA students, 1079 students, students from foster families
    Hometown: Quincy, WA
    Major: Physical Education
    Hardest class ever taken: Anatomy and physiology
    Favorite off-campus hangout: Riverside State Park
    Favorite EWU tradition: the new-hire scavenger hunt

  • Nathan Marney, '09, '11
    Nathan Marney, '09, '11
    Events and Visits Coordinator
    Phone: 509.359.6753

    Hometown: East Wenatchee, WA
    Major: Economics (Business)
    Hardest class ever taken: Econometrics
    Favorite off-campus hangout: Downtown Spokane
    Favorite EWU tradition: Sunday Brunch in Tawanka
    Out-of-state recruiting: Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin

  • Adan Meza
    Adan Meza
    Admissions Representative
    Phone: 509.359.7898

    Special admissions programs: Group Visits 
    Hometown: Toppenish, WA
    Major: Technology
    Hardest class ever taken: CNC Programming
    Favorite off-campus hangouts: Buffalo Wild Wings
    Favorite EWU tradition: Eastern football tailgating
    Out-of-state recruiting: Alaska and Montana

  • Jennifer Nehus, '10
    Jennifer Nehus, '10
    Senior Admissions Advisor and International Specialist
    Jennifer Nehus, Senior Admissions Advisor and International Specialist
    Phone: 509.359.7431

    Special admissions programs: all things international
    Hometown: Billings, MT
    Major: Anthropology and Arab Studies
    Hardest class ever taken: Islamic law
    Favorite off-campus hangout: coffee shops in Spokane
    Favorite EWU tradition: Pass through the Pillars
    Out-of-state recruiting: Texas, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East

  • Isaias Nunez
    Isaias Nunez
    Admissions Advisor and WUE Coordinator
    Phone: 509.359.4309

    Special admissions programs: Western Undergraduate Exchange
    Hometown
    : Fairfield, CA
    Major: Criminal justice
    Hardest class ever taken: Research methods
    Favorite off-campus hangout: Riverside State Park
    Favorite EWU tradition: New-hire scavenger hunt
    In-state recruiting: Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor, Mason, Pacific, Lewis, Cowlitz, Skamania, Wahkiakum, and Clark Counties
    Out-of-state recruiting: Northern California and Oregon

  • Shelby Ray
    Shelby Ray
    Admissions Advisor
    Phone: 509.359.4651

    Special admissions programs: Go Home Program
    Hometown: Poulsbo, WA
    Major: Psychology
    Hardest class ever taken: Business Law
    Favorite off-campus hangouts: Nudo Ramen House and Kendall Yards
    Favorite EWU tradition: Tawanka tray sledding
    In-state recruiting: Ferry, Lincoln, Okanogon, Pend Oreille, and Stevens Counties
    Out-of-state recruiting: Hawaii, Idaho, and Utah

  • Miechia Taylor, '13
    Miechia Taylor, '13
    Regional Admissions Advisor
    Phone: 206.799.0806

    Hometown: Seattle, WA
    Major: Business Management
    Hardest class ever take: Senior capstone
    Favorite off-campus hangout: Zentropa Pizzeria
    Favorite EWU tradition: Pass through the Pillars and the firing of the cannon
    In-state recruiting: south King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Thurston Counties

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