Meet the Admissions Staff

Lock Haven University is a special place. It offers everything you would expect a college to offer: excellent academic programs, qualified professors, and an abundance of social activities. The Haven, though, isn't just any other college. Here at LHU, we take pride in the relationships that students develop with their peers and their professors. We offer cultural learning opportunities both on campus and abroad. We guide our students from the moment they first inquire to the day they cross the stage at graduation. And, we do it all at an affordable cost. 

Sometimes the admissions process can feel overwhelming or confusing.  Let us help!  The admissions staff is here to answer your questions about Lock Haven University. Read below to get to know the staff of the Admissions Office.

Robin Rockey

Robin Rockey
Senior Associate Director


Helping students navigate the college search process is what we do. With so many options available, it can sometimes feel overwhelming to both students and parents.  Know that the admissions team at The Haven is always here to help.  We provide a number of options for students to visit our campus, from small group presentations, open houses, one-on-one meetings, tours, accepted student day and more!  While each option offers something slightly different, what matters most is that you visit and see for yourself why so many students have found our beautiful campus, caring faculty and staff and hands-on learning experiences to be the recipe for an amazing college experience.  View our online calendar or contact our office at 570-484-2027 to set up a time that is convenient for you. 

I am a proud graduate of Lock Haven University, earning both a B.S. in Elementary Education and a B.A. in Spanish.  I hold a M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University.  I have worked at The Haven for 18 years and am passionate about helping students find the college that is the best fit for their needs.  Never hesitate to reach out to me.  I am always happy to be of assistance!

Angelic Hardy

Angelic Hardy
Associate Director     

 I work primarily with nontraditional students. This includes adults who are interested in going back to school to earn their first degree or returning back to school for a graduate degree. It also includes veteran students, international students, and any student interested in transferring to The Haven from another school. As a returning adult student myself, I can definitely relate to the challenges and fears you might face with the decision to return to school and start something new. It’s not always easy, but it is possible. If you have thoughts of coming to The Haven, give me a call. You CAN do it, and I WILL help!

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Management Information Systems from Pennsylvania College of Technology. I also graduated from the original Lock Haven High School which is now the LHU Science Center. I am thrilled to be working at LHU. I feel like I’ve come home, even though I was born and raised in this area. It is definitely my haven along the Susquehanna!I’ve had the opportunity to travel and live elsewhere in the country, but I always enjoy, and look forward, to coming home. I think it’s the majestic view of the mountains and valleys on the way home that remind me this is where I belong. When you schedule your visit to The Haven, be sure to enjoy the scenery on the road trip here!

Michael Hall

Michael Hall
Assistant Director


I graduated from LHU in 2007 with a B.S. in Recreation Management. Additionally, I completed my M.Ed. Teaching & Learning in 2011. I’m a 2002 graduate of Philipsburg-Osceola High School, and I chose to attend LHU because it was small (but not too small) and offered the program I was looking for. I attended an open house program with my parents, and I immediately knew that LHU was the right school for me. Visiting the campus really is the best way to learn whether or not you like the university, and I strongly encourage you to book a visit.

On a personal note, my wife and I are busy raising our two children and enjoying life. I'm a big fan of Walt Disney World, good movies, great food, and long walks on the beach (seriously, I like the beach). Finding the college that is right for you can be overwhelming, confusing, and tiresome. Never hesitate to reach out to our office!

Matt McCamley

Matt McCamley
Admission Counselor

I am an admissions counselor and 2011 graduate of Lock Haven University. Some of you may have seen me before at high schools and college fairs because I am the road warrior of the staff.  In the fall you can visit me for information about LHU at college fairs and high schools in Western Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Southern New Jersey.  In the spring you can find me at various college fairs all over Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey.  Meeting with interested students on the road is the best part of my job, so do not be a stranger and come visit me anytime you see the Lock Haven University banner.  I graduated from Lock Haven University in 2011 with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education.  Like our Interim Associate Director Mike Hall, I am also a proud graduate of Philipsburg-Osceola High School (2006).  I chose to attend LHU because of the excellent academic reputation for the programs I was interested in, the family feel to the university when I visited, and because of my dad telling me how much of a great experience it was for him.  While at The Haven I was a four year starter for the baseball team and a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).  On a personal side, I am a huge baseball fan.  I use to be a Pittsburgh Pirates until my best friend started playing for the St. Louis Cardinals.  Go Cards!!  I am also a huge rock fan (Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Guns N Roses, and Ozzy) and love going to concerts.  The selection for the perfect college can be very stressful for many students and families.  We at the admissions office are here to help you every step of the way and answer any questions you may have throughout the process. I look forward to talking with you!  


Caitlin C. Sweeney        
Admission Counselor              570.484.2354                 

I graduated from Lock Haven University in 2008 with a B.S. in Sports Administration.  I’m also from Lock Haven and proud to call it my hometown.  After graduating in 2008 I lived in New York City and in the suburbs of Philadelphia.  While I treasure my time spent in NYC and suburbia, there’s just nothing like “The Haven.”

LHU is an excellent educational institution full of beautiful scenery, helpful educated faculty and staff, endless activities, and successful Division I and Division II Athletics to cheer on!  I’m so proud to work for Lock Haven University and I can’t wait to hit the road to inform potential students about the wonders and opportunities of attending our university. 

On a personal note, I’m a huge movie buff and fitness enthusiast!  If you’re into the outdoors the Lock Haven area offers many opportunities for hiking, biking, kayaking and other adventurous activities!  Choosing the right college is a big decision and we are here to help you in any way we can!  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.  I look forward to speaking with you!

Valer Dixon

Valerie Dixon,
Assistant Director of
the Clearfield Campus

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If you are interested in careers in Nursing, Business Management, Management Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Health Care Professions then the Clearfield Campus may be the place for you. As a smaller version of the main campus, the Clearfield Campus has a lot to offer. First, we possess educational opportunities at an affordable cost. Second, we have friendly, student-oriented faculty and staff. Third, the campus has an activities board which provides entertainment and learning opportunities for students. The list could go on and on, but you must take the next step to see for yourself.

If you are a student who is exploring his or her options, we are a great place to begin higher education! Check out the Clearfield Campus website to learn more about the campus. The Clearfield Campus also offers select Bachelor Degrees in Business Administration with concentrations in either Management or Management Information Systems and an RN to BSN completion program. Students at the Clearfield Campus range in age from eighteen to fifty and beyond! If a degree close to home is in your future, come and check us out!

On the personal side, I am a 1998 graduate of Lock Haven University with a BA in Journalism/Mass Communications and a 2005 graduate of Indiana University of PA with an MA in Student Affairs in Higher Education. I live locally in Clearfield, PA with my husband, Greg and my son Luke. I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA where I graduated from Mount Alvernia High School. I have worked at LHU Clearfield Campus since 1999.

I would like to assist you with your higher education plans, or at least help you learn more about the process and your options. I am here to help students make the transition to college; now it is your turn to take the next step.Please e-mail me with any concerns you may have. I will try to ease any apprehensions about this next big step in your life.


Malarie Hastings, M.A. Ed
Admissions Counselor


I graduated from Lock Haven University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. I went on to further my education a year later at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke where I obtained my M.A. Ed. with a School Counseling concentration. I love working with a diverse population of high school and college students. After moving with my military husband from North Carolina to Boston the past few years since graduation, I am very excited to be permanently established in Lock Haven and call it home! We love enjoying the beautiful and scenic views, exploring the outdoors with our chocolate lab, Basil and visiting the quaint downtown.

LHU is a great place to receive a quality education, create unforgettable memories and meet lifelong friends. The smaller class sizes helped me get to know my professors personally (my advisor was at my wedding) and always have a friendly colleague to consult. I am truly grateful and thrilled to be working at LHU and be able to give back to such a wonderful community and student population. 

I’m excited to be on the road attending college fairs, visiting high schools and meeting students from many different regions. I am always happy to speak with students and parents about our school, narrate my personal experiences as an alumni and get your questions answered. Please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff, schedule your tour to see our beautiful campus and to begin following your passion & embracing your possibilities! 

Support Staff

Sharon Vilello

Sharon Vilello

I have worked in the Admissions Office at LHU for over 20 years and thoroughly enjoy my job. My main role consists of overseeing the smooth running of the office. 

We are very proud of our university and our community. Lock Haven is my hometown. My husband and I chose to raise our three daughters here. I am proud to say that my daughters, Danielle, Megan and Lauren, are all LHU graduates.

Clinton County is a wonderful place for outdoor activities and I enjoy spending time on the Susquehanna River, horseback riding or biking in the mountains and just being a part of this friendly community. Contact us in the Admissions Office to schedule a tour and see for yourself what LHU and Clinton County can offer you.  Good luck with your college search. I hope to see you soon in Lock Haven.

Catherine Shope

Catherine Shope
Application Processor                           

I am proud to be a part of the Admissions team here at Lock Haven University.  I was born and raised in Curwensville, PA and graduated from Curwensville Area High School. I have one son, Matthew, who served in the United States Marine Corps and a 4 pound Chihuahua/Toy Fox Terrier named Little Buck.

I received my Associate’s Degree from Newport Business Institute, completing my internship in the Student Financial Services department here at Lock Haven University. I have lived in the Lock Haven area since 1983 and never really knew all that Lock Haven University had to offer until doing my internship on campus. Working here in the Admissions Office has made me want to continue my education. I am currently taking classes and working towards my Bachelor’s degree majoring in Accounting and Business Administration.

We are centrally located with access to major highways. I hope you will let our team show you the many things that Lock Haven University has to offer. We welcome your visit and look forward to meeting you.

Tina Probst

Tina Probst
Application Processor 

I was born and raised here in Clinton County. I graduated from high school, got married, had my children, and own a home all right here in Lock Haven.  I love to travel with my family, but I am always happy to come back home.

I have a wonderful family; I am married to my best friend and have a daughter and a son.

My primary responsibilities include downloading and processing applications as well as entering and filing all high school transcripts and SAT scores for the A-K section of the alphabet. I am always available to answer any questions that you might have. Best of luck to you as you continue through your college search.

Cortney Force

Cortney Force
Communication Coordinator   

As a brief personal history, I graduated from Bald Eagle-Nittany High School in 1995 and live locally with my husband, daughter and son. I received my bachelor’s degree in Social Work in May 2000. Since there are so many facets to the Social Work field, I have found that I use the skills that I have learned throughout my college career to help others at LHU on a daily basis. I am honored to be called an alumna of the LHU Social Work Program.

After graduation, I began working in the LHU Alumni, Development & Public Relations Offices in May 2000. I have also had experience in working in the Offices of Academic Technology & Graduate Studies.

In June 2010, I began working as a support staff member in the Office of Admissions. My duties in this position include coordinating the many forms of inquiries that come in to our office for information, sending this information to interested students, coordinating Open House registration, and helping to maintain our website.

During my time as a student and employee, I have enjoyed learning the various workings within Lock Haven University. The LHU Admissions staff members are here to discuss the many aspects of Lock Haven University and how our university can be a stepping stone to your future. Please feel free to contact our office with any questions that you may have about LHU.  Good luck in the taking the next step to your future!