Admissions Staff


Denée A. Page
is the Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management at the College of Law. In this role, she is responsible for strategic planning, leadership, and implementation of the College’s J.D. enrollment and financial aid initiatives. She supervises the Admissions and Financial Aid efforts for incoming and current students at Syracuse Law and works closely with the Office of International Programs on LL.M. admissions and initiatives.

Prior to her appointment as Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management, Page started at Syracuse Law in January 2017 as an Enrollment Management Project Consultant. She has worked in law school admissions since 2010 and was most recently Director of Graduate Programs at Cornell University Law School, working with LL.M. and S.J.D. students, and Assistant Director of Admissions at South Texas College of Law – Houston, spearheading diversity and inclusion initiatives. Previously, she worked for the admissions offices at Quinnipiac University School of Law and her alma matter, Roger Williams University School of Law.

Page received her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in English Literature and Pre-Law Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and her Juris Doctor at Roger Williams University School of Law where she was the President of the Women’s Law Society and on the Jessup International Moot Court team.

She works closely with the Law School Admissions Council as a volunteer panelist for law school forums and a member of the Law School Support Services work group.

Nolana McKinstry is the Director of Admissions and joined the College of Law in May of 2016.  Ms. McKinstry received her Bachelor's in political science and Africana studies from Colgate University, and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from North Carolina Central University School of Law. Before entering higher education, Ms. McKinstry practiced commercial litigation at K&L Gates LLP.  Ms. McKinstry has also held academic support and/or bar passage positions at both Charlotte School of Law and Phoenix School of Law.  Prior to joining the College of Law, she worked as a pre-law advisor at SUNY Binghamton University.  Ms. McKinstry is involved with all aspects of the recruitment, evaluation, and enrollment of prospective students.  Ms. McKinstry can be reached at nrmckins@law.syr.edu

Kristin Pardee is the Director of Financial Aid for the College of Law and has served in various roles with the College for more than a decade; as Financial Aid Coordinator and Assistant Director of Financial Aid, and as part of the College's Advancement Team, overseeing alumni relations and annual fund-raising activities.  Ms. Pardee holds a BA in biology and minor in psychology from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, where she also earned an MBA with a concentration in marketing.  Ms. Pardee worked in Le Moyne's Office of Alumni and Parent Programs and the Office of Career Services.  She has additional professional experience working in both the corporate and non-profit sectors, in marketing, fund-raising, event planning and human resources.  Ms. Pardee connects current and prospective students with resources for financing their legal education and counsels students and alumni on budgeting, fiscal responsibility and post-graduate loan                                                  repayment. She can be reached at kapardee@law.syr.edu.


Kelly Brant is the Assistant Director of Admissions and joined the College of Law in January of 2017.  Ms. Brant received her Bachelor's in sociology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration from SUNY Binghamton. Before joining Syracuse University, Ms. Brant worked at 2U Inc. where she managed the Student Support team for the @NYU (Steinhardt) partnership. Ms. Brant has also held career and pre-law advising roles at both Colgate University and SUNY Binghamton. Ms. Brant is involved with all aspects of  the recruitment, evaluation, and enrollment of prospective students.  Ms. Brant can be reached at  ktbrant@law.syr.edu.

 



Danielle Burgo is the Assistant Director of Admissions Operations, joining the team in 2016.  Ms. Burgo earned her Bachelor's degree in criminal justice and psychology from Roger Williams University.  Prior to joining the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Ms. Burgo worked in Faculty Support at the College of Law and is a certified title examiner in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Ms. Burgo manages and processes admissions applications and communications and assists in recruitment and marketing efforts.  She can be reached at dlburgo@law.syr.edu.




Matthew Maloney
Missy Vetrano is the Assistant Director of Admissions & Financial Aid and started at the College of Law in June of 2016.  Ms. Vetrano earned her Bachelor's in psychology from SUNY Geneseo, and her Ed.M and C.A.S. in school counseling from the University at Buffalo. She has worked in various aspects of higher education, including admissions, career services, and orientation and first-year programs. Ms. Vetrano helps process applications and assists with appointments and events.  She can be reached at mvetrano@law.syr.edu.