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Meet the Admission Team

Get to Know Bard College at Simon's Rock


You can always reach out to us with any questions or for help getting started with your application.

Our admission counselors travel extensively, so check out Simon’s Rock on the Road to see when your Admission Counselor will be visiting in your neck of the woods. You’re also warmly encouraged to pay us a visit at Simon’s Rock or contact us any time.

Admission and Financial Aid Staff

Cory Cottingim

Cory Cottingim

Director of Admission

  • pronouns: he/him/his
  • ccottingim@simons-rock.edu
  • 413-644-4700
  • Contact for students living in or going to school in the following U.S. states: Colorado and Montana
    Contact for students living in or going to school in the following regions outside of the U.S.:Eastern, Western and Central Europe, South America, South Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia
Erin Goodney-Potter

Erin Goodney-Potter

Assistant Director of Admission

  • pronouns: she/her/hers
  • egoodneypotter@simons-rock.edu
  • 413-717-7244
  • Contact for students living in or going to school in the following U.S. states:Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia and Wyoming
    Contact for students living in or going to school in the following regions outside of the U.S.: Africa
Celestia

Celestia Preston

Admission Counselor

  • pronouns: she/her/hers
  • cpreston@simons-rock.edu
  • 413-717-5029
  • Contact for students living in or going to school in the following U.S. states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin
    Contact for students living in or going to school in the following regions outside of the U.S.: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Asia and the Caribbean
Chandler LaValle

Chandler LaValle

Admission Counselor

  • pronouns: he/him/his
  • clavalle19@simons-rock.edu
  • 413-528-7317
  • Contact for students living in or going to school in the following U.S. states:Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico and Vermont
    Contact for students living in or going to school in the following regions outside of the U.S.: Middle East
Simon's Rock Sapling

Patricia (Pat) Sharpe, Ph.D.

Faculty in Literature and Women's Studies & Dean of Academic Affairs Emerita

  • pronouns: she/her/hers
  • psharpe@simons-rock.edu
  • 845-443-3375
  • Contact for students living in or going to school in the following U.S. states: California, Florida, Oregon, Rhode Island and Oregon
Tom Daly

Thomas Daly

Visits and Events Coordinator

Jackie Hall

Jaclyn Hall

Slate CRM Specialist

Tara Butler

Tara Butler

Admission Operations Coordinator

Financial Aid Contact Info