Admission Counselor | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


Admission Counselors

  • Meet the Admissions Staff

    Capital University admission staff members are some of the kindest and most knowledgeable people on campus. It’s our job to know as much about this university as we possibly can! We love what we do and always strive to provide you with the highest level of service. Every prospective Capital student is assigned one of our staff members to guide you through the process. We are here to answer questions about majors, applying, scholarships, FAFSA, student life, Columbus, Bexley and more! See below to find out who your admission counselor will be and call us at 614-236-6101 or email if you need more information.

  • Deanna Bond - Associate Director of Admission and Coordinator of Transfer Recruitment

    Deanna Bond
    Deanna Bond

    Call/Text: 614-236-6228

    Deanna is an expert when it comes to transferring. She’ll tell you how your credits will transfer to Capital, and she’ll put you in touch with an academic adviser to map out which courses you’ll need to take once you get here. From credit evaluations to scholarship awarding, Deanna will make sure your college search process the second (or third) time around is a smooth one.

  • Katie Lease - Admission Counselor

    Katie Lease
    Katie Lease

    Call/Text: 614-236-6225

    Katie is a 2018 Capital graduate who truly believes in the power of the Capital Family. She is passionate about the community that the students, faculty members, and alumni have created and believes that it promotes the development of each and every student. She hopes to make you feel supported and valued at Capital just as her professors, advisors and mentors did for her. She can’t wait to welcome you into the CapFam!  

    Ohio Territory (by county): Athens, Belmont, Fairfield, Franklin (Bexley, Bishop Hartley, Bishop Ready, Canal Winchester, Columbus Academy, Columbus School for Girls, Groveport Madison, Hamilton Township, Madison Christian & Saint Charles), Gallia, Guernsey, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Licking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Vinton & Washington.

    Out of State Territory: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee & West Virginia

  • Craig Sohl – Associate Director of Admission

    Craig Sohl

    Craig Sohl

    Craig is a careful listener who understands the challenges working adults face while earning their bachelor’s degree. He will help you determine how your credits will transfer to Capital and help you outline your academic and financial aid roadmap to finish your program. Craig is here to make sure you can achieve your goals!

  • Garien Hudson – Director of Admission

    Garien Hudson
    Garien Hudson

    Phone: 614-236-6232

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    There are many things that matter when exploring opportunities in higher education. At Capital, we believe it is important for students to spend time discovering interests that will translate to life change and purpose. We are serious about purpose. As the Director of Admissions, I am focused on displaying the life-changing opportunities that exist at Capital University and believe prospective students and families who open themselves to what Capital has to offer will not be disappointed.

  • Emily Ragland – Associate Director of Admission and Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment and Bonner Leaders

    Emily Ragland
    Emily Ragland

    Phone: 614-236-6355

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    Emily holds a special place for Capital in her heart! As a former tour guide, admission intern and professional staff member in the admission office, Emily has experienced just how exciting yet overwhelming this process can be for families. Working hard to be an advocate for students and families during the college search process, Emily is here to help you find your fit at Capital!

    Ohio Territory (by county): Franklin (All Franklin County Charter Schools, Academic Acceleration, Africentric, Arts & College Preparatory, Beechcroft, Briggs, Centennial, Central Crossing, Charles School, Columbus Africentric, Columbus Alternative, Columbus Downtown, Columbus International, Cristo Rey, East, Eastmoor, Focus Learning, Fort Hayes, Franklin Heights, Graham School, Grove City, Grove City Christian, Harvest Preparatory School, Horizon Science, Independence, Linden McKinley, Marion Franklin, Metro, Mifflin, Nexus, Northland, Ohio Virtual Academy, Patriot Preparatory, Reynoldsburg, South, Walnut Ridge, West, Westland, Whetstone, Whitehall Yearling, Home Schooled)

  • Sofia Closson- Admission Counselor & Coordinator of International Recruitment

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    Sofia Closson

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    Sofia loves Capital’s location in Columbus and all the city has to offer. From cultural festivals, restaurants, parks, and international grocery stores, she spends her time exploring new places in this vibrant city (and she’s always happy to give recommendations!). Also a musician, you may see Sofia performing with bands around Central Ohio.

    Territory: All domestic students living outside of the United States & all international students.

  • Allie Upchurch – Admission Counselor

    Allie Upchurch
    Allie Upchurch

    Phone: 614-236-6435

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    Allie is a Capital graduate and legacy with two generations having attended Capital before her. Having changed her major multiple times while in college, she is passionate about Capital’s student-centered curriculum and the commitment Capital makes to its students.

    Ohio Territory (by county): Adams, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Franklin (Christian Life Church, Dublin Coffman, Dublin Jerome, Dublin Scioto, Grandview Heights, Hilliard Bradley, Hilliard Darby, Hilliard Davidson, Tree of Life Christian, Upper Arlington & Wellington), Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Pickaway, Pike, Preble, Ross, Scioto, Shelby & Warren

    Out of State Territory: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington & Wyoming


  • Summer Slusher – Admission Counselor

    Summer is a first generation college student, so she knows how overwhelming the college application and visiting process can be. As a Capital graduate, she’s equipped to help you find your fit here and fall in love with the campus and community as she did when she first visited. She loves sharing stories from her personal experiences at Capital, from performing with the Chapel Choir to being a Senior Intern in the Admission Office!

    Territory: All students planning to major in music