Meet Your Admissions Representative

In the same spirit of hospitality and service that led to our founding, the University of Mary’s admissions representative are here to help you every step of the way, from inquiry and application all the way through graduation.

In the same spirit of hospitality and service that led to our founding, the University of Mary’s admissions representative are here to help you every step of the way, from inquiry and application all the way through graduation. If you want to contact your rep, you are always welcome to text or call 701-355-8030!

Jeff Dockter

  • (701) 355-8044
  • [email protected]
  • Territory: Jeff works with first-time college students who are planning to participate in NCAA Division II athletics, or North Dakota students whose zip code begins with 583.
  • If you meet the above criteria, Jeff is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process.

Seth Westby

  • (701) 355-8394
  • [email protected] 
  • Territory: Seth works with first-time college students from Bismarck High, Century High, Legacy High, and North Dakota students from Mandan, or whose zip codes begin with 584, 580 or 581. He also works with students from the states of Iowa, Nevada, Utah, and Montana, along with all international students who are not intending to participate in NCAA Division II athletics.
  • If you meet the above criteria and are not a US student-athlete, Seth is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process.

Evan Baker

  • (701) 355-3747
  • [email protected] 
  • Territory: Evan works with first-time college students from North Dakota whose zip code begins with 582. He also works with students from the states of Minnesota (outside of the Twin Cities metro), Colorado, Virginia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Alabama, Washington DC, California, and South Carolina.
  • If you meet the above criteria and are not an incoming student-athlete, Evan is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process.

Alexis Tibor

  • (701) 355-8028
  • [email protected] 
  • Territory: Alexis works with first-time college students from North Dakota who are graduating from Bismarck public schools. She also works with students from the states of Wisconsin, Arizona, Washington, Indiana, Wyoming, Arkansas, Georgia, Hawaii, Mississippi, Missouri, and Oregon.
  • If you meet the above criteria and are not an incoming student-athlete, Alexis is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process.

Jackson Wandler

  • (701) 355-8294
  • [email protected]
  • Territory: Jackson works with first-time college students from North Dakota in zip codes beginning with 585, 586 and 588. He also works with students from the states of New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Florida, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan, and Idaho.
  • If you meet the above criteria and are not an incoming student-athlete, Jackson is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process.

Andrew Schindler

  • (763) 453-7962
  • [email protected] 
  • Territory: Andrew is based out of our regional office in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro. He works with first-time college students from the Twin Cities, specifically those whose zip codes begin with 554, 551, 550, or 553.
  • If you meet the above criteria and are not an incoming student-athlete, Andrew is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process.

Emily Snell

  • (701) 355-8052
  • [email protected] 
  • Territory: Emily works with first-time college students from North Dakota who attend St. Mary’s Central High School in Bismarck or who reside in zip codes beginning with 587. She also works with students from the states of Alaska, Texas, Illinois, Kansas, South Dakota, New Mexico, and West Virginia.
  • If you meet the above criteria and are not an incoming student-athlete, Emily is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process.

A transfer student is any student who has previously attended college and is planning to take classes on our main campus in Bismarck, ND, online, or any one of our distant locations. If you are a transfer student, see below to find your personal admissions representative.

Joan Weltz

  • (701) 355-8235
  • [email protected]
  • Territory: Joan works with all incoming transfer students planning to attend the University’s main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota, as well as students looking to take a few courses without pursuing a degree from Mary.
  • If you are a transfer student, Joan is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. Please reach out to her with any questions you may have about life at Mary, transferring credits, cost, financial aid, admissions processes, housing, and more!

Matthew Lewellen

  • (701) 355-8009
  • [email protected] 
  • Territory: Matthew works with all incoming transfer students from BSC. If you are considering continuing your academic career by transferring from Bismarck State to Mary, then please contact Matthew!
  • Reach out to Matthew with any questions you may have about life at Mary, transferring credits, cost, financial aid, admissions processes, housing, and more!

Joan Mangino

  • (701) 739-1300
  • [email protected]
  • Territory: Joan works with students who wish to take courses on-site in Grand Forks, ND.
  • If you are interested in taking coursework on-site in Grand Forks, Joan is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. Please reach out to her with any questions you may have about life at Mary, transferring credits, cost, financial aid, admissions processes, and more!

Debra Balzer-Plagemann

  • (701) 353-3191
  • [email protected]
  • Territory: Deb works with adult students who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees in an online, distance, or accelerated program location at the Fargo, ND.
  • If you are interested in taking coursework on-site in Fargo, Deb is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. Please reach out to her with any questions you may have about life at Mary, transferring credits, cost, financial aid, admissions processes, and more!

Michael Raber

  • (701) 355-8383
  • [email protected]
  • Territory: Mike works with adult students who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees in a distance, or accelerated program, specifically those in Bismarck, ND and western ND.
  • If you are interested in taking coursework on-site in Bismarck, Mike is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. Please reach out to her with any questions you may have about life at Mary, transferring credits, cost, financial aid, admissions processes, and more!

Online, Accelerated, or Distance Student: if you are an adult seeking a fully online, accelerated, or distance program to complete your bachelor’s degree, see below for your admissions representative.

Joan Mangino

  • (701) 739-1300
  • [email protected]
  • Territory: Joan works with students from the Grand Forks, ND area who wish to take classes on-site or online.
  • If you are interested in taking coursework on-site in Grand Forks, Joan is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. Please reach out to her with any questions you may have about life at Mary, transferring credits, cost, financial aid, admissions processes, and more!

Debra Balzer-Plagemann

  • (701) 353-3191
  • [email protected]
  • Territory: Deb works with adult students who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees in an online, distance, or accelerated program location at the Fargo, ND. Deb also works with students interested in criminal justice or psychology.
  • If you are from the Fargo area and are looking to take classes, either online or on-site, Deb is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. She is also the admissions representative for our criminal justice and psychology online programs. Please reach out to her with any questions you may have about life at Mary, transferring credits, cost, financial aid, admissions processes, and more!

Michael Raber

  • (701) 355-8383
  • [email protected]
  • Territory: Mike works with adult students who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees in a distance, or accelerated program, specifically those in Bismarck, ND and the western part of North Dakota. Michael can assist you with enrolling our business, criminal justice, or psychology programs.
  • If you are interested in taking coursework on-site in Bismarck or online, Mike is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. Please reach out to him with any questions you may have about life at Mary, transferring credits, cost, financial aid, admissions processes, and more!

Jennifer Barry

  • (701) 355-8128
  • [email protected]
  • Territory: Jennifer works with grad students intending to pursue a Master of Education, Doctor of Education, or Master of Science in Counseling.
  • If you are considering any of the above programs in the Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Jennifer is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. Please reach out to her with any questions you may have about admission requirements, the academic program, costs, financial aid, and more!

Jennifer Barry

  • (701) 355-8128
  • [email protected]
  • Territory: Jennifer works with grad students intending to pursue a Master of Education, Doctor of Education, or Master of Science in Counseling.
  • If you are considering any of the above programs in the Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Jennifer is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. Please reach out to her with any questions you may have about admission requirements, the academic program, costs, financial aid, and more!

Joan Mangino

  • (701) 739-1300
  • [email protected]
  • Territory: Joan works with students who wish to take courses on-site in Grand Forks, ND or at the Grand Forks AFB.  She is also the admissions representative for the MS in Bioethics.
  • If you are from the Grand Forks area and want to take classes or you want to pursue your MS in Bioethics, Joan is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. Please reach out to her with any questions you may have about life at Mary, transferring credits, cost, financial aid, admissions processes, and more!

Joan Weltz

  • (701) 355-8235
  • [email protected]
  • Territory: If you are a student interested in Physical Therapy (PT) or Occupational Therapy (OT), Joan is your admissions representative.
  • If you are a transfer student from anywhere other than Bismarck State College, Joan is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. Please reach out to her with any questions you may have about life at Mary, transferring credits, cost, financial aid, admissions processes, housing, and more!

Mary Byington

  • (785)239-6792
  • [email protected]
  • Territory: Mary works with students intending to pursue a master’s degree via our location on the Fort Riley Army Post in Fort Riley, Kansas.
  • If you are considering any of our on-site or online degree options available from Fort Riley, please reach out to Mary with any questions you may have about admission requirements, the academic program, our military scholarships, costs, financial aid, and more!