University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Admissions Staff

We are here for you! Get personalized help from a dedicated admission counselor. Admission Counselors can help students successfully navigate the application and admission process and answer any questions that may arise.  We understand selecting a college is a big decision, but it doesn’t have to be a stressful one. 

Humanities Applicants

Robert Beener, MBA
Director of Enrollment Operations and Analytics



Nursing & Health Sciences and Undeclared Applicants and Transfer Students

   Brett Haselrig
   Director of Admissions
   412-924-9711 (Text Messages)

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Brett received his undergraduate degree from Pitt-Johnstown and a Master of Business Administration from Saint Francis University. He oversees the admissions counseling staff in the recruitment of first year, transfer, and international students.

“Thank you for your interest in Pitt-Johnstown. Our team will work one-on-one with you to showcase the value of the Pitt-Johnstown experience. I encourage you to take the next steps in becoming a member of our Mountain Cat community.”

Engineering & Computer Science and Education Applicants

 Suzanne McIntosh
 Associate Director of Admissions 

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I serve the following counties in PA: Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Clearfield, Indiana, Somerset, and Westmoreland.

I am a Johnstown native and graduate of Pitt-Johnstown, completing my BA in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations, in 2006. I started my career at Pitt-Johnstown as an Admission Counselor and have also worked in the Financial Aid Office as a First Year Liaison and Financial Aid Specialist. During my undergraduate years, I was a member of our Programming Board and a proud member of the Lady Cats cheerleading squad. I am currently one of the Lady Cat coaches and advisor. In my spare time, I enjoy photography and spending time with my husband and daughters.

Business and Enterprise, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences Applicants

   Syd Petro
   Admissions Counselor and Recruitment Specialist
   412-924-9707 (Text Messages)

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I graduated with a BS in Marketing and a Minor in Accounting from Saint Francis University in 2018. While at Saint Francis, I was a Resident Assistant for three years, a member of the SFU choir for two years, a board member of the Shield School of Business Student Advisory Board for two years, and the SGA Class of 2018 Representative in the Fall of 2017.