Admissions Team

The admissions team in the College of Engineering and Computer Science is dedicated to providing you with the answers to your questions about the College and helping you on your journey to finding the program that is the right fit for you. Our team is here to help, and we encourage you to explore the College’s website, reach out via email or phone, and visit campus to see for yourself all of the amazing things that Syracuse University has to offer.

Jonathan Hoster

Undergraduate Recruitment Specialist

Jonathan Hoster is a proud Syracuse alumnus who ‘bleeds orange’ with the best of them!  He’ll happily belt out the alma mater at a moment’s notice!  Jonathan earned his B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from SU in 2002 and his M.S. in Literacy Education from SU in 2011.  He has been on the SU admissions team since 2007, spending four years in the central Office of Admissions before transitioning into his current role in the College of Engineering and Computer Science in 2011.  Jonathan is very passionate about college access and success, social justice, and STEM education.  He is an active member of the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC) and the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).  Jonathan chairs a national committee which has planned and is launching new NACAC STEM College and Career Fairs in Houston, New York, and San Francisco in Fall 2016.  Jonathan also serves on the NYSACAC Camp College Committee and serves as a mentor at Camp College programs each summer.  Additionally, he has served on the Steering Committee for the NYSACAC Annual Conference for several years.

As a native of southeastern Pennsylvania, Jonathan is a die-hard Phillies fan and considers “The City of Brotherly Love” to be home.  In 2015, he won a contest (which required an application and an essay – just like college!) to be named Rita’s Italian Ice’s Biggest Fan.  Jonathan is a volunteer “Brand Ambassador” for Rita’s and can likely tell you the proximity of the closest Rita’s location to your hometown.  His other Philly favorites include Pat’s King of Steaks, Wawa hoagies, and the Philly Soft Pretzel Factory.

Jonathan is a former member of the Board of Directors of the national Syracuse University Alumni Association and the SU Philadelphia Alumni Club.  He is a Past President and current Board Member of the SU Alumni Club of Central New York.  Jonathan enjoys supporting Syracuse students’ success whether it’s in the classroom, in a research lab, on a sports field, or on a stage.  He greatly enjoys connecting with prospective students and is excited to tell you all about the Syracuse experience!

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Terrie Monto

Graduate Recruitment Coordinator

Terrie Monto is a Recruiting Assistant in the Admissions Office in the College of Engineering & Computer Science (E&CS) at Syracuse University. Prior to joining E&CS, she worked in the Admissions Office in the College of Law, and also in Undergraduate Domestic and International Admissions in Enrollment Management at SU. She earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Syracuse University.

A loyal and dedicated SU alumna, Terrie supports daily activities in the office including coordinating visit requests and welcoming visitors. Behind the scenes, she is deeply involved in supporting logistics and operations, including her role in planning recruitment events, orientation activities, and overall admissions efforts.

A resident of Syracuse, Terrie gives generously of her time and talents in support of various volunteer organizations, including the Technical Alliance of Central New York (TACNY) and the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). She serves as alumni recruitment coordinator and is a member of the alumni scholarship review team for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She loves to read, is passionate about politics and pop culture, and has a promising future, should she decide to pursue it after her recruiting career, as a karaoke star.

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Kathleen Joyce

Assistant Dean, Student Recruitment

In 1994, Kathleen Joyce was hired as a writer for the College of Engineering & Computer Science. Within a few months, the Dean of the College asked, “How would you like to work with high school students and help us with recruiting?” Without hesitation, Kathleen eagerly accepted the invitation, an opportunity that has allowed her to meet and connect with hundreds (perhaps thousands) of prospective students and their families in her career, and to recruit great engineering and computer science talent to Syracuse University.

Born in New York City and growing up in Dumont, New Jersey, Kathleen earned her B.S. from the College of Arts & Sciences at SU, and a M.S. in Higher Education/Student Affairs Administration. Serving as Assistant Dean for Student Recruitment since 2008, Kathleen has responsibility for both undergraduate and graduate recruiting for the College. Among her many accomplishments, she established the first Women’s Overnight event for prospective female students in E&CS, an event which has become a beloved tradition in the College among prospective and current students, and alumni. She travels extensively in support of recruitment, proudly waving her big Orange flag, and building strong connections across the USA and around the globe.

Kathleen is advisor to the Alpha Omega Epsilon professional engineering sorority. She is also coordinator of the National Council for Women in Technology (NCWIT) Upstate New York Aspirations in Computing affiliate and is a planning committee member for NYCWiC. She is an honorary member of the Golden Key honor society, serves a treasured of the Central New York Fulbright Association chapter, and is vice president of the SU chapter of Phi Beta Delta, the international honor society. She is also a member of the NYS Two-Year Engineering Science Association. She has completed her coursework and is now working on her dissertation for a Ph.D. in Higher Education.

The first in her family to attend College, and a diehard Syracuse fan, one of the happiest moments ever for Kathleen was when she was honored in a Daily Orange feature, “Who is Syracuse,” (, a special series highlighting individuals who embody the spirit of Syracuse University.

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