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

Mrs. 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 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 students day and more!  While each option offers something slightly different, what really matters 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 a successful learning experience.  Check our online calendar or contact our office today at 570-484-2027 and let us set up a time that is convenient for you. 


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Mrs. 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

Mr. Michael Hall
Assistant Director                                                 


I graduated from LHU in 2007 with a B.S. in Recreation Management. 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 big country music fans. We were fortunate to attend some great concerts this summer. Sugarland, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Jake Owen, Danny Gokey, Little Big Town, and Justin Moore were some of our favorites. I also enjoy baseball games, 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!


Meisha McDermit

Mrs. Meisha McDermit,
Assistant Director                                                 
Transfer Counselor

I was born and raised in the Lock Haven area and graduated from Bald Eagle-Nittany High School in 1998. In 2002, I received my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Currently, I live right here in Lock Haven with my husband (who is an Alumna of LHU!!), my daughter and son. We love everything about our central PA home…from enjoying the outdoors to town festivities year round!I am so honored to work for Lock Haven University…it is a truly wonderful college with professors and staff members who care about our students and their futures. My responsibilities include coordinating the transfer admission program, attending high school and college fairs, student application review, and conducting private/small group interviews and presentations.Choosing the right college can be stressful and challenging. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to talking with you!

Dominique Simons

Ms. Dominique Simons
Assistant Director 
Multicultural Recruitment


If you live in the Philadelphia, Monroe, Lehigh, Bucks, Montgomery, Northampton, Chester or Delaware Counties, you will most likely see me at your high school or at a college fair in your area. I am very excited to have the opportunity to share my love for “The Haven” with future students, like you! If you see me in your high school, feel free to come up and say “hey” as I will be very happy you did.I am a native of Philadelphia where I attended Abraham Lincoln High School and now I am a proud graduate of Lock Haven University of PA where I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science Pre-Physician Assistant Track with a Minor in Psychology. Coming from Philadelphia I grew up in a close family, and I chose Lock Haven because of the “family feeling” I felt when I visited the campus, and I am so happy I did!During my time at “The Haven,” I was very involved on and off campus. On campus, I was an Admissions Ambassador, a Resident Assistant, President of the Pre-Medicine Club and Sophisticated Ladies, a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Black Student Union, Health Science Club, an AmeriCorps member where I completed over 450 hours of community service, and a Senator for the Student Cooperative Council of Lock Haven. Off campus, I was a Big Sister for Big Brother Big Sisters of Clinton County, and a volunteer at the Lock Haven Hospital and the 2 nd Mile Program. After graduating from Lock Haven, I had the opportunity to go to Florida and work for Walt Disney World.Choosing the right college may be stressful at times and overwhelming for you and I’d love to help make the process a little easier for you. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have at or 570-484-2353. I look forward to meeting you!

Matt McCamley

Mr. 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


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 at or 570-484-2354.  I look forward to speaking with you!

Valer Dixon

Mrs. Valerie Dixon,
Assistant Director

Clearfield Campus

Works with students
interested in the
Clearfield Campus and
the Nursing Program 

814.768.3404 or

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. I hope that you will take advantage of the group’s efforts or even join them to help organize events. 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 a little bit 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!As the only counselor at the Clearfield Campus, my position is unique. In addition to assisting students with the admission process and reviewing student applications, I also work with faculty to create our academic schedule each semester, schedule classes and work with campus administration concerns. In the fall, you may see me on the road in Cameron, Clearfield, Cambria, Elk, Indiana, Jefferson or Potter county. If you would like to learn more, I am just an email or phone call away.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 a MA in Student Affairs in Higher Education. I live locally in Clearfield, PA with my husband, Greg; 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.


 Support Staff


Sharon Vilello,
Secretarial Supervisor                                        

Sharon Vilello 

 I have worked in the Admissions office at LHU for 17 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,
Application Processor                                         

Catherine Shope

 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. Currently, my husband Donald and I live in Flemington (a small borough just outside of Lock Haven) where I serve on Borough Council. We have one son, Matthew, who served in the United States Marine Corps. We also have 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 what 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. Let our team show you what Lock Haven University has to offer. We welcome your visit and look forward to meeting you.


Tina Probst,
Application Processor

Tina Probst

 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 who is a sophomore at LHU, and a son who is in 3rd grade.

My primary responsibilities include downloading and processing appilcations 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,
Communication Coordinator                               

Cortney Force 

 As a brief personal history, I graduated from Bald Eagle-Nittany High School in 1995 and live locally with my husband and daughter. 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!