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?

Alissa Keleher

nullRecruiting Territory

Primary State: Iowa (Above HW 20)

Secondary States: Minnesota, South Dakota

Tertiary States:  North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska

More About Alissa

I was born and raised in Sioux City and attended West High School. I graduated from Briar Cliff in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and I am very excited to be back as an Admissions Counselor!  In my free time, I enjoy going to concerts, cross stitching, and playing fetch with my dog Sheldon.  

Raul Perez Ruiz

nullRecruiting Territory

Primary State: Iowa (Below HW 20 to I-80) and Sioux City Public Schools and Career Academy

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 Raul

I grew up in Mexico and graduated from Briar Cliff University with a bachelors degree in Business Administration and Marketing. I am currently pursuing an MBA in Human Resources and Leadership while being an admissions counselor and an assistant coach for golf. My advice for high schools seniors is don’t be afraid of putting yourself out there and try to be involved as much as possible.

Saryn Case


Recruiting Territory

Primary: Iowa (Below I-80)

Secondary: Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri

Tertiary: Kansas, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Hawaii

More About Saryn

I graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2020 with my bachelor’s in business administration with a focus in marketing.  My fiancés brother and sister both went to Briar Cliff, and I am very excited to be a part of the Briar Cliff family! I am not originally from the Sioux City area; I grew up in Marshalltown, Iowa.  When I am not at work I like to play volleyball, be outside with my dogs (Red and Blue), and go hunting (deer, goose, coyotes, etc.).

Nelly Cerda


Recruiting Territory

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

Secondary: 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!

Aubury Coleman

nullRecruiting Territory

Primary: Transfer Students

More About Aubury

I am from Mason City, Iowa. I attended Briar Cliff from 2018-2020 where I graduated with my B.S. in Sports Management. I was also on the BCU Women’s Volleyball team from 2018-2020. Go Chargers! I love working out, eating good food, watching movies, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with my family and friends. Currently, I am in the graduate program here at Briar Cliff to obtain my master’s degree in Sports Administration. I couldn’t help but stay away from the school that I grew to love…so here I am in the Admissions department ready to help future Chargers and excited to be apart of the BCU family again!!

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.

Dawn Aesoph

nullEnrollment and Visit Coordinator


Read More About Dawn

Dawn is a Sioux City native and Bishop Heelan alum. She graduated from St. Ambrose University with a degree in Business Administration. Before coming to Briar Cliff, Dawn worked for many years in retail banking and with the Sioux City Diocese Catholic Schools. Her husband, Jess and she have three children in college and their youngest is at Bishop Heelan High. They enjoy attending their children's sporting events, boating and traveling. Dawn is excited to be a part of the BCU family. Go Chargers!


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
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