Admissions Counselors


Your admissions journey should not be stressful. Count on PennWest Edinboro admissions counselors to help you understand all the resources and opportunities available to you and ensure that our university is the right fit for you.

At PennWest Edinboro, you are not just an application. We meet with you one-on-one to learn more about you and help you discover all that Edinboro University has to offer. From our career-oriented academic programming and internationally recognized faculty to our vibrant campus community, premiere student housing and numerous clubs and organizations, Edinboro is a place that inspires students.

Tell us about your academic and non-academic passions, and we’ll show you a University where you can achieve more than you ever imagined.

Meet Our Team

Diane Raybuck Diane Raybuck
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 814-732-1722
Hometown: Clarion, Pa,
Education: ABD, Higher Ed. Administration: Administration & Policy Studies from the University of Pittsburgh; M.A. in Student Personnel Services from Indiana University of Pennsylvania; B.S. Ed. in Secondary Education: Social Sciences/Political Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Reading, walking, cooking and traveling
Why should you attend Edinboro?
"Edinboro offers over 100 excellent academic programs from which you can choose. The staff and students are so friendly and helpful! And it’s such a beautiful campus any time of the year."

Melissa Manning Melissa Manning
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Recruitment Territory: Pa. counties: Crawford and Mercer
Phone: 814-732-1757
Conneaut Lake, Pa.
B.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Counseling, both from Edinboro University
Going to the beach, spending time with family, football games (Go Fighting Scots and Cleveland Browns!) and playing with my dog, Olivia
Why should you attend Edinboro?
"I am very fortunate to be working at the school from which I graduated. I think that Edinboro is the best university ever! Edinboro offers some of the best qualities that both a larger and a smaller university have to offer. There are so many opportunities and choices available to students — over 100 majors, 400 professors, 200 activities, clubs and sports, just to name a few. However, we also offer smaller classes with individual attention and opportunities to work with professors on projects and research opportunities. You are definitely not a number at PennWest Edinboro."

Meighan Lloyd Meighan Lloyd
Assistant Director of Admissions
Recruitment Territory: PA Counties: Clinton, Potter, Tioga, Venango and Warren; New York State
Phone: 814-732-1768
Hometown: Orchard Park, N.Y.
Education: Bachelor of Arts from Edinboro University; Master of Education from Edinboro University
Hobbies: Reading, coaching track & field and spending time with my family.
Why should you attend Edinboro?
"PennWest Edinboro has a wonderful family-like atmosphere on campus. From the staff to faculty to students to community members, you will truly feel like you have found a place to call home for your college career."

Rena McCartney Rena McCartney
Assistant Director of Admissions/Event Coordinator
Recruitment Territory: Pa. counties: Elk, Erie, and McKean
Phone: 814-732-1777
Ridgway, Pa.
B.A. and M.Ed., both from Edinboro University
Running and traveling
Why should you attend Edinboro?
"Students are able to challenge themselves and experience learning opportunities outside the classroom. The faculty are top-notch and provide academic advising and resources that will help you reach your goals!"

Ariel Phillips

Ariel Phillips
Assistant Director of Admissions – Multicultural Recruitment
Recruitment Territory: PA Counties: Allegheny (city schools), Berks, Bucks, Chester, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, and Philadelphia;
States: DE, MD, NJ, VA and Washington D.C. and Ohio counties: Lake, Lorain, Geauga, Portage, Summit and Stark
Phone: 814-732-1759
Hometown: Mercer, PA
Education: Bachelors of Arts from Edinboro University, Masters of Arts from Edinboro University
Hobbies: Traveling, coaching speech & debate, spending time with my family.
Why should you attend Edinboro?: “College is where we go to grow and explore life on our own for the first time. I came to Edinboro because it was far enough away, to get away. However, still close enough to get home if I needed to. I knew after my first class Freshman year, that I was where I needed to be. Edinboro becomes the perfect place to learn and grow. The University is connected to the community in such a familial way that you end up finding your second home. A home that is always here to welcome back one of its own!”

Transfer Admissions

Sheila McCarthy Sheila McCarthy
Associate Director for Transfer Admissions
Phone: 814-732-1756
West Seneca, N.Y.
Bachelor of Special Education from SUNY Geneseo; M.A. from Buffalo State College
Reading, tennis, cooking and spending time with my family
Why should you attend Edinboro?
"As a transfer student, there is no minimum or maximum number of credits needed to transfer. We are very generous with transfer credits and will work closely with you to make sure your transfer experience is a smooth one. I look forward to talking with you about the many excellent programs at PennWest Edinboro!"


Contact Us

Undergraduate Admissions Office
Academy Hall
200 E. Normal Street
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814-732-2761