Meet The Team

Admissions is here to help guide you through your decision-making processes. Let's get you on the right path to finding your passions and make them a reality. Look for us in the Stark Student Center or say hello to us around campus. We can't wait to meet you!

Who's Your Admissions Counselor?

Ali Boysen 

Recruiting Territory

Primary State: Iowa

Secondary States: Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri

Tertiary States: North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Kansas, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Hawaii

More About Ali

I grew up about 45 minutes away from Sioux City outside of Danbury, Iowa. I come from a large family and have been involved with the Sioux City Diocese my whole life! Living on a farm taught me a lot about responsibility and being able to adapt. I started my college journey at Iowa State then transferred to the University of South Dakota where I finished my degree in Media & Journalism and continued working in student media. 

I now live in Sioux City with my fiancé Conor, who works at St. Luke's. We're looking forward to getting married next fall!

Darrien Ford-Hills

nullRecruiting Territory

Primary State: Iowa (Below HW 20 to I-80) and all Sioux City Schools including Career Academy but not BHCS

Secondary States: Illinois, Wisconsin

Tertiary States:  Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware Maryland

More About Darrien

I am a Sioux City native (Go West High Wolverines!) and I recently graduated from Briar Cliff with a Social Work degree. When I am not working, I am either coaching my middle school volleyball team or playing sand volleyball (weather-permitting). Some of my other hobbies include reading, drinking iced coffee, and watching TikToks!

Nelly Cerda


Recruiting Territory

Primary: Sioux City Diocese Catholic Schools and South Sioux City High School

Secondary: Nebraska,

Tertiary: International Students

More About Nelly

Nelly is from Sioux City, Iowa. She graduated from North High School where she participated in tennis. Her college decision was easy as she gets home sick easily so Briar Cliff University it was. Looking back, she does not regret her decision one bit on attending BCU. Her best advice to high school seniors is, College is like clicking the refresh button. Don't be afraid to try new things and explore!

Kelsie Carlson

nullRecruiting Territory

Primary: Transfer Students 

More About Kelsie

I grew up in Hinton, Iowa and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor's of Family Services. My husband, Chad and I have two kids under the age of two, Briggs and Palmer. We enjoy spending time with our family and friends, hanging out by our pool, spending time in Yankton, and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes. I enjoy shopping and decorating other people's houses. I am thrilled to be a part of the BCU family!

Audrey Bodiford

nullRecruiting Territory

Primary: Social Work and Graduates Business

Read More About Audrey

I graduated from University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor's in Sociology and Anthropology. I worked retail for about 10 years before joining Higher Ed. I lived out on the west coast for about 3 years after college before moving back home and starting our family. I love being a member of the Charger Family.

Rose Molacek

nullRecruiting Territory

Primary: Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing

Read More About Rose

I have worked for Briar Cliff University for 23 years.  My journey has taken me down various paths, including recruiting, advising and adjunct teaching for business department. 

Meggen Lloyd

nullRecruiting Territory

Primary: Doctor of Physical Therapy

Read More About Meggen

Meggen has served as the program assistant for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program since its inception in 2014. She handles all DPT admissions-related inquiries and serves on the admissions committee for the department. Her favorite part of her position is meeting all the aspiring applicants and guiding them through the application and acceptance process. When not working, she enjoys gardening and spending the majority of her time cheering on her children at their sporting events.


Other Recruiting Staff

Brian Cook Music is in our DNA. Read More
Lindsey Weatherford We are looking for highly accountable, high character student-athletes. Read More
Shane Ladage Looking for hard-working, talented, young men who can help be a part of our team. Read More
Ben Irlbeck Looking forward to making you a Charger next year! Read More
Brita Hand If you're committed to excellence in the classroom and on the court, you're going to be a great representative of Women's Basketball. Read More
Matt Thomsen I've been to over 80 John Denver concerts! Read More
Maria Slaughter I started out being a Theater major in college with high hopes of being on TV some day! Read More
Annie Schaffer "I love working in our new digital media lab with the other graphic design students" Read More
Corby McLaughlin Looking for players to make us a strong culture. Read More
Mark Svagera We're always looking for outstanding basketball players with high character. Read More
Scott Barnes We are coming off one of our best seasons in the last 10 years. Read More
Erin Bly We have set a culture of excellence in winning ways. Read More
Cory Christensen I'm excited to welcome talented and dedicated new Chargers to the team. Read More
Joe Privitere We have a strong program with a great culture. Read More
Clark Charlestin We're very excited about the winning tradition and culture we have here at BCU. Read More