Meet our Admissions Staff

Got questions? Whether you are thinking about applying, trying to choose a discipline, or transferring from another institution, we want to see you succeed.

Our admissions counselors are here to help – M-F, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Jonathan Hughes, Director

Higher Education professional with over 5 years of higher education experience in recruitment and student success. A graduate from the University of Louisville with a M.A. in Education Administration, where he held the student position of president for the School of Education. He is currently working towards his Ph.D. in higher education administration at the University of Louisville. Jonathan has presented research at the regional and national level with a focus on students of color and low socioeconomic status, access, student success, and organizational leadership. Jonathan began his professional career as a graduate assistant for REACH academic services, followed by a stint with the Cardinal Covenant program and undergraduate office of admissions. Jonathan began working full time for the undergraduate office of admissions in 2013 as an academic counselor, afterwards, transitioning to the JB Speed School of Engineering as the assistant director of admissions from 2015 to July 2019 and is now the Director of Admissions.

Contact Jonathan:
JB Speed Room 218A
(502) 852-0399
jon.hughes@louisville.edu

 

Brendan Stivers, Assistant Director

Higher education professional with 5 years of higher education experience in recruitment of high school and transfer students. A graduate from the University of Louisville with a M.A in Higher Education Administration, Brendan is a proud alum of the University of Louisville. He has recruited prospective students both locally and regionally for high school students and transfer students. Brendan began working full time upon graduation in 2015 with the Registrar’s Office as a Program Assistant, Sr., afterwards, serving as an Admissions Counselor for the Office of Adult & Transfer Services, and transitioning into the J.B. Speed School of Engineering to serve as Assistant Director.

Contact Brendan:
JB Speed Room 219
(502) 852-4672
brendan.stivers@louisville.edu

 

Yeimy Pina Perez, Assistant Director of Outreach

Yeimy graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in December 2019 with a B.A. in Communication Studies and a B.A. in Spanish studies. As an undergrad, Yeimy worked closely with the Latino community on and off EKU’s campus. She also volunteered and mentored in college readiness summer camps during high school and undergrad for over 7 years. Yeimy extended her time at EKU by working in the undergraduate admissions office as an admissions counselor for almost two years. During her time at EKU she gained experience in recruiting prospective students from various diverse backgrounds. Yeimy found a passion for community involvement during her time volunteering and mentoring in the community. This led her to join the admissions team at J.B. Speed School of Engineering as the Assistant Director of Outreach. Her goal as the Assistant Director of Outreach for the JB Speed School of Engineering is to continue supporting partnerships, generate and execute ideas, and building strong relationships within the community.

Contact Yeimy Pina Perez:
JB Speed Room 218
(502) 852-9371
yeimy.pina-perez@louisville.edu

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Elizabeth Frazier, Admissions Counselor

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Louisville in May 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. As an undergrad, she worked closely with Dr. Carrie Mott and the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice as a research assistant. She also worked in the Undergraduate Admissions Office for over two years, one of which she spent as a Diversity Student Ambassador. Her goal as Admissions Counselor for the JB Speed School of Engineering is to bolster the program’s recruitment and retainment especially among students from historically underrepresented communities.

Contact Elizabeth:
JB Speed Room 218
(502) 852-9371
elizabeth.frazier@louisville.edu

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Tanner Pitakis, Graduate Assistant

Tanner spent 4 years at the University of Louisville to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering while building a year of work experience with CMTA, Inc. in the field of consulting engineering. He has been an involved member of the Student Ambassador program during his time as an undergraduate. Tanner is now pursuing a Masters in Engineering, with a focus in Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Louisville, while transitioning from the role of student ambassador to graduate assistant in the J.B. Speed School Office of Admissions.

Contact Tanner:
JB Speed Room 218
(502) 852-4672
tanner.pitakis@louisville.edu

Meet our Student Ambassadors

Our student ambassadors are here to provide you insight on what it means to be an engineer. Spanning across all 7 majors, our students are engaged in research, involved in organizations, and driven to succeed.

Want to know why they chose UofL? Click the videos below to find out!

Student Ambassador: Andrew Albrecht

Computer Science & Engineering Major
Class of 2021

Student Ambassador: Derek Donnelly

Civil & Environmental Engineering Major
Class of 2022

Student Ambassador: Katherine Hafendorfer

Chemical Engineering Major
Class of 2023

Student Ambassador: Nevada Lomax

Civil Engineering Major
Class of 2024

Student Ambassador: Liliana Martinez

Bioengineering Major
Class of 2023

Student Ambassador: Sarah Metzger

Chemical Engineering Major
Class of 2021

Student Ambassador: Mahad Mohamed

Mechanical Engineering Major
Class of 2020

Student Ambassador: Tanner Pitakis

Mechanical Engineering
Class of 2021

Student Ambassador: Luis Rodriguez

Bioengineering Major
Class of 2023

Student Ambassador: Madison Russell

Mechanical Engineering Major
Class of 2023

Student Ambassador: Keeley Slade

Industrial Engineering Major
Class of 2022

Student Ambassador: Ainsley Tabor

Chemical Engineering Major
Class of 2024

Student Ambassador: Hunter West

Mechanical Engineering Major
Class of 2023