Meet Your Admissions Team

Your admissions counselor is here to make the enrollment process as easy as possible. Let us help you understand the FLCC experience, design a visit experience that works for you, navigate next steps, and connect with additional resources.

Matt Stever

Matt Stever

Director of Admissions

Hometown: Endwell, NY


A.S. Business Administration, SUNY Broome

B.S. Business Administration, SUNY Oswego

M.B.A. Marketing and Management, SUNY Oswego


(585) 785-1279

What is the value of an FLCC education? Finger Lakes provides a small, safe, and comfortable environment to reach our goals. Faculty and staff who care about students define our campus community. There is always someone ready to help.

Tips for future students? Ask questions. Make friends. Seek out your professors and counselors; these connections will help shape your career.

Who is a celebrity you would like to take on a campus tour? The next time Trey Anastasio plays CMAC, I would love to grab a coffee and show him around our music recording studios.

What is your favorite pizza topping? Nothing beats a plain NYC slice.

Are you a dog or a cat person? I am a fan of both, but currently our two cats (Bear and Peach) make our home fun.

Michael Merriman

Michael Merriman

Associate Director of Admissions

Hometown: Oneida, NY


B.A. Business Administration, Eureka College


(585) 785-1280

What is your favorite part of the Finger Lakes? I like being close to nature, and to all the amenities I need. If I need something to do for fun I can always go to Canandaigua Lake or walk one of the many hiking trails around the area, especially Grimes Glenn. In the winter, I like to snowboard and ski.

Tips for future students? Be persistent and use the resources around you. There are lots of people on campus to help you achieve, be successful, and earn those A's.

What is your favorite place on campus? The Library, because the staff are always welcoming. They go out of their way to help you find research information on the topic you are covering. It's quiet, comfortable, and a great place to take a break from your social life.

What's your favorite pizza topping? Thin sliced hot Italian sausage. I go back to my hometown often, and when I do I always get a sausage and pepperoni pizza at Pepi's Pizza in Oneida. The sausage is great, and the sauce is just the right amount of sweet.

Katia Chapman

Katia Chapman

English/Spanish Admissions Counselor

Hometown: Andover, MA


B.A. Latin American and Latino Studies, Vassar College

M.A. Sociology of Education, Teachers College


(585) 785-1833

What do you love about the Finger Lakes? Walking along the lakes and gorges in the area.

Tips for future students? Get to know people who work at the College. Go for it!

Are you a dog or a cat person? Dogs. I grew up with cats, but it took me until my 20s to learn I am allergic to them. It explained a lifetime of sneezes.

What is your favorite book/book series? Cien Años de Soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude).

What is an odd/unique talent you possess? I am currently the English-Spanish bilingual counselor for Admissions. I have also studied Latin, Quechua, and Gujarati at various times in my life, with mixed success.

Chad Kofahl

Chad Kofahl

Admissions Counselor/Assistant eSports Coach

Hometown: Farmington, NY


A.S. New Media, FLCC '14

B.S. Digital Media Production, SUNY New Paltz


(585) 785-1514

What do you love about the Finger Lakes? All the festivals and activities year-round. The restaurants are nice too!

Tips for future students? Get involved! Give it a shot, even if you don't think it will be for you. You might be surprised!

What is your favorite place on campus? The Arboretum - it's nice to have walking trails as peaceful and beautiful as the ones we have on campus!

What was the last concert you saw at CMAC? Jason Aldean and Kane Brown.

Are you a dog or a cat person? I grew up with dogs, but my two cats have my heart.

Ann Pontius

Ann Pontius

Admissions Counselor

Hometown: Gasport, NY


B.A. Music, SUNY Fredonia

M.S. Education, University of Rochester


(585) 785-1282

What do you love about the Finger Lakes? I love the beauty of the lakes and the rolling hills in this area.

Tips for future students? Get involved! Join a club, an athletic team or any activity you have an interest in. There's lots to do at FLCC, and it's a great way to meet people who enjoy the same activity.

What is your favorite place on campus? The bench on the back side of campus that overlooks the campus and Canandaigua Lake.

What was the last concert you saw at CMAC? Steve Martin and Martin Short.

Are you a cat or a dog person? I grew up with dogs all my life as a kid, and my husband, daughters and I fostered dogs when our girls were younger. In more recent years, we've adopted rescue dogs and at one time had as many as five, four of which were rescue dogs from puppy mills. We currently have two rescues (cock-a-poos) and one Old English Sheep dog who is not a rescue.

Riley Sullivan

Riley Sullivan

Admissions Counselor

Hometown: Bloomfield, NY


A.S. Business Administration, FLCC '12

B.S. Communications, SUNY Brockport


(585) 785-1654

What do you love about the Finger Lakes? The different seasons! There are so many things to do and see all throughout the Finger Lakes region that change with every season.

Tips for future students? Visit campus! Get to know where you will be spending the next few years of your life. Stay organized, get involved, and ask questions. We are here to help!

What is your favorite place on campus? The top of campus, overlooking Canandaigua Lake.

What was the last concert you saw at CMAC? Hootie and The Blowfish.

Are you a dog or a cat person? Dog! I have a golden retriever named Ruger.

Contact Us

Admissions Office
3325 Marvin Sands Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424-8395
One Stop Phone: (585)785-1000
Fax: (585)785-1734
Mon–Thu: 8:30 AM–5 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM–4 PM