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Meet Our Undergraduate Admissions Staff

Darlene Dilley, Director of AdmissionsB.A., University of Utah
M.Ed., Westminster College

Darlene is originally from Magna, Utah. She is a University of Utah alumna and received her Master of Education from Westminster. She loves working in higher education and enjoys being in Admissions because it’s "where the journey begins". Her favorite place on campus is Emigration Creek. During Darlene’s spare time, she likes to stay active—hanging out with her two children, golfing, playing racquetball, rafting and going on road trips. She also enjoys relaxing with a good movie and music. Her favorite local destination is Goblin Valley and food from Bombay House.

Alexandra Steed, Transfer Admissions Counselor Alex Steed
B.S., University of Utah
Territory: Transfer Admissions (Last names starting A-C and R-Z)

Alex is from Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah with a double major, earning a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies as well as a B.S. in Mass Communication. She enjoys working in higher education for many reasons but working with transfer students and helping them with their transition to Westminster College is her favorite part. Alex enjoys spending time with her family more than anything. She also enjoys traveling and loves the New York Jets. She is learning how to cook as of recent, but enjoys going out and trying new restaurants. Her favorite restaurants in Salt Lake are Eva and Takashi.

David RoblesDavid Robles, Freshman Admissions Counselor
B.S., Weber State University
Territory: AZ, CO, NM, NV and Utah High Schools

David is from Salt Lake City, Utah. He is a Weber State University alumni and plans on earning a graduate degree from Westminster College. He is passionate about working as an Admissions Counselor because he loves to inspire students in any way possible. One of the greatest things he likes about working with students is the personal relationships. He believes that every student has the power to succeed as long as they have a support system. On his spare time, he likes to whitewater kayak, mountain bike, hike, camp, trail run, and do anything outdoors. He also loves soccer, which is why he attends every Real Salt Lake match during the season. His favorite place on campus is the HWAC (gym) and restaurant is Tres Hombres Mexican Grill & Cantina

Kelly Jerome, Freshman Admissions Counselor
B.S., Northern Arizona University

Territory: WA, OR, HI, AK and Utah High Schools

Kelly was born and graduated High School in Utah, but between that time had the opportunity to move to a few different states including California, Texas, and Arizona. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Marketing, and returned to Salt Lake City to be closer to her family and take advantage of the mountains. A strong believer in higher education, Kelly loves working in admissions because it is something she is passionate about. She shares as much excitement about starting college as her students do, and enjoys helping them through the admissions process. Her favorite place on campus is the bridge overlooking Emigration Creek because it is beautiful no matter the time of year. In her spare time, Kelly likes to ski at Solitude and Park City, attend live music shows at Urban Lounge, and travel. Her favorite restaurants in town, although they change often, areSapa Sushi and Tony Caputo’s Deli.

Kristie Ross, Assistant Director for Events & Campus VisitsKristie Ross
B.S., Canisius College
M.S.A., Canisius College

Kristie is born and raised in Upstate NY. She graduated from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and completed a 3-1 Fashion Merchandising Management Associate’s Degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She earned her Master’s Degree in Sport Administration from Canisius College as well. Kristie has only been in Utah (Salt Lake City) for a year and a half, but has enjoyed the various outdoor activities Utah has to offer. Her favorite part about being on the Admissions team is being able to coordinate events both on and off campus for prospective students, and helping high school students envision themselves as future college students here. She enjoys working out, traveling and spending time with friends & family. Her favorite restaurants in Salt Lake are Bombara and Takashi.

Leanna Kowallis, Associate Director of Admissions Leanna Kowallis
B.A., Brigham Young University
M.A., George Washington Univeristy
Territory: International Recruitment

Leanna grew up in Provo, UT and decided to stay close to home for college. She earned her Bachelors degree in English at Brigham Young University. Shortly after, she traveled to Washington, D.C. where she earned her Master of Arts in International Affairs from George Washington University. Her favorite part of working for the admissions office is meeting so many great students on a daily basis. Her favorite spot on campus is the new Commons Area. In her spare time, Leanna enjoys cooking, playing tennis and volleyball, running, rock climbing, reading and traveling the globe.

Manny VillalobosManny Villalobos, Assistant Director of Admissions
B.S. Westminster College
Territory: Transfer Students

Born and raised in Utah, Manny graduated from Westminster in 2002. As an aviation admission counselor, he lives to fly. He enjoys taking prospective students out flying—seeing the look on their face, and all their fears, hopes and dreams coming out. The most rewarding part of his job is giving students a skill they’ll take with them forever. His favorite campus location is the Aviation Simulation & Testing Center. Aside from flying, Manny enjoys fishing, camping and playing basketball. The mountains are his favorite land location, because it’s an escape from the everyday norm. While in the air, he says it’s hard to pinpoint a favorite spot because it’s all so beautiful from above. As a self-proclaimed health nut, his favorite restaurants are Kneaders and Whole Foods. He also loves taking wheat grass shots.

Mary RendonMary Rendon, Transfer Admissions Counselor
B.S. Westminster College
Transfer Admissions

Mary is originally from Burbank, California. She moved to Utah her sophomore year of high school and fell in love with Salt Lake City. She graduated from Westminster College with a degree in Political Science in 2013. Her favorite part about working with students is getting to help them through the sometimes overwhelming application process that she had to go through as an undergraduate. Her favorite place on campus is the Center for Civic Engagement in the Bassis Center for Student Learning. She enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, baking, and spending time with her husband and her dog. Her favorite places to eat in Salt Lake City are Tsunami and Oasis Café.

Quincey MalauuluQuincey Malauulu Otuafi
B.S. in International Relations at the University of Utah
Territory: CA, KS, OK, TX, MO, AR, LA, KY, TN, MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, VA and Utah High Schools

Quincey is from Oceanside (San Diego), California. After doing two years at Palomar College in San Marcos, California, she moved to Salt Lake City to attend the University of Utah as a transfer student and graduated with her Bachelor of Science in International Relations with an emphasis in Language and Culture. She is passionate about higher education and loves working in admissions because of the relationships she is able to build with students to make the transition from High School to College as smooth as possible. Her favorite place on campus is Richer Commons because the surrounding trees create a peaceful ambiance and there’s almost always something fun going down in the Commonrs to get involved with. When Quincey isn’t working, you can probably catch her at local rugby events or hanging out with friends. Some of her favorite local restaurants are Sawadi and Oh Mai.

Rob A. Myers headshotRob A. Myers, Freshman Admissions Counselor
B.A. University of South Florida
ND, SD, NE, MN, IA, WI, IL, MI, IN, OH, WV, PA, NY, VT, NH, ME, MA, RI, CT, NJ, DE, MD, DC and Utah High Schools

Rob Myers is originally from Miami, Florida. He graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Public & Cultural Communication. He enjoys working in higher education and playing an integral role in getting new students enrolled and acclimated with Westminster College. His favorite spot on campus is the Jewett Center for the Performing Arts. In his spare time he travels cross country setting new dance works on studios and performance teams. He had the opportunity to be a featured dancer at Super Bowl XXXIII's pre-game and halftime festivities. Rob is still fairly new to Salt Lake, his favorite places to eat so far, are: Sapa and Mazza.

Stacie Whitford, Aviation Admissions Counselor Stacie Whitford
B.S., Westminster College, Aviation Management

Stacie was raised in an airline family and has spent her life in California, Nevada, Minnesota, and Utah. She used her Westminster degree as the Inflight Manager for California and Arizona for a regional airline. When she and her husband were deciding where to raise their family, they chose Utah to be close to family and the mountains that they love. Stacie has had strong ties to Westminster since her graduation. She has served on the alumni board and has been greatly involved with many different projects on campus. When the opportunity arose for her to help students interested in attending Westminster College, she jumped at the chance. She hopes to instill the love of the College and in the Aviation Department that she has had since the day she stepped foot on campus. Stacie and her family love to ski, hike and travel…and they all LOVE Westminster!

Wes Yarborough, Freshman Admissions Counselor Was Yarborough
B.A., University of Denver
Territory: ID, MT, WY and Utah High Schools

Wes is originally from Reno, NV and is excited to set up some roots in Salt Lake City. He received an undergraduate degree from the University of Denver in International Studies with emphasis on Developmental Theory. He is excited to help students fulfill their goals of achieving higher education and going on to whatever success awaits. In his free time, he likes to be outdoors doing just about anything. His favorite place in Salt Lake City is about 3,000 feet above it at Grandeur Peak, and he’s looking forward to trying all the amazing food SLC has to offer.