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    Laurie Kuhn, Associate Director of Graduate Admission
    Phone: 732-571-3452
    College: BA Psychology, SUNY Oneonta; MBA, Baruch College - Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Works with: Students interested in the Nursing, MBA, Computer Science, and Software Engineering programs, as well as international and non-matriculated students

    Laurie joined Monmouth University as an admissions counselor in 1999. Before her career in higher education she worked as an administrator in hospitals and health care organizations. She grew up in New York but has lived in Monmouth County for many years.

    Lesbia O. Ortiz-Torres

    Lesbia O. Ortiz-Torres, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission
     Phone: 732-263-5869
     College: InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico (BA – Secondary Education, English as a Second Language)
     Works with: Students from Burlington County in New Jersey, as well as transfer, international, and military students

    Although Lesbia joined Monmouth in September of 2004, she has been part of the University’s family since fall 2000, when her daughter became a freshman at Monmouth. Her background includes thirteen years in secondary education. She enjoys visiting her family in Puerto Rico, primarily in the summers. Her favorite sport is bowling.

    Saliba Sarsar, Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives and Professor of Political Science
    Phone: 732-571-4474
    Works with: All international students, providing general assistance for any matters of concern or programmatic issues

    Dr. Saliba Sarsar earned his BA in political science and history interdisciplinary, summa cum laude, from Monmouth College in 1978, and his doctoral degree from Rutgers University in political science with specialization in international relations and Middle Eastern affairs in 1984. Dr. Sarsar was born and raised in Jerusalem. He loves to spend time with his family, listen to music, read, and write poetry.

    Barbara Nitzberg, Assistant Director of International Student and Faculty Services
    Phone: 732-571-3478
    Works with: All international students, providing general assistance and guidance, as well as support to international student clubs and organizations on campus and international campus events