Admissions Office Personnel Changes

Dean Reinhart was appointed interim director of the Admissions Office in July. Reinhart previously served as associate director of admissions at the college. He has more than 12 years’ experience in the college admissions field and previously worked at SUNY Oneonta, the University at Buffalo, and Syracuse University. In addition, he teaches at Buffalo State and speaks widely on higher education topics. His research interests include students’ successful transitions to college and the first-year experience. Reinhart holds a Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo.

Lesa Loritts, on leave from her position as admissions director, is working with the Institutional Advancement Office to improve our scholarship programs. Scholarship support is among the college’s highest priorities, and Loritts’s knowledge and experience will contribute greatly to the success of this special project. Loritts has worked at Buffalo State for nine years and has extensive higher education experience. She served as president of the State University of New York College Admissions Professionals (SUNYCAP) for 2004–2005. Loritts holds an M.A. from the University of New Haven.