College Counseling Workshop: Test-Optional Admissions
Testing, Testing: What you need to know about SATs, ACTs, and Test-Optional Admissions in a Pandemic World
College Representatives Presenting
Director of Admission, Bates College (He/Him)
Having grown up half an hour from New York City in Pine Brook, New Jersey, Darryl dreamed of singing and dancing under the bright lights of Broadway. His passion for the stage led him to Wesleyan University in Connecticut, where he majored in theater and English. Darryl worked in the Office of Admission at Brown University for eight years before earning his Ed.M. in higher education administration at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. While a graduate student, he served as an outside reader for the undergraduate admission office at Tufts University. Darryl was the Director of Admission at Kenyon College in Ohio for eight years before returning to New England to join the Bates Office of Admission. Darryl and his partner are both cyclists, kayakers, hikers, and campers, so Maine has become their personal playground. Although he still dreams about performing on stage, Darryl has discovered that he can make a greater impact on the lives of students and their families through his work in admissions more so than any role on Broadway.
Dean of Admissions, Santa Clara University (She/Her)
Becky has been working in university admissions since 2004 and arrived at Santa Clara in 2013. As Dean, she is responsible for setting and leading the strategic direction of all admission and recruitment efforts for first-year and transfer students, including oversight of all technical, and marketing initiatives. Having lived abroad and spent the early part of her career working with international students, she finds continued enjoyment in working with students from all backgrounds and experiences to support their journey towards a higher education degree. Becky earned her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from DePauw University and a master’s of education from Grand Valley State University. Having served on various panels, boards, and committees, she most recently volunteered on the Executive Board for the International Association for College Admission Counseling (International ACAC). Along with her husband and dog, Becky enjoys the access to the beach and mountains that the Bay Area affords.