Vice President for Enrollment Services
Kari Gibbons is a graduate of the class of 2003, where she received her Master’s of Business Administration. She joined Benedictine University as a recruiter in Admissions and has progressed in her career to become the Vice President for Enrollment Services.
During her time at Benedictine, Gibbons has seen the university grow from a small campus to a abundant University that serves over 10,000 students both nationally and internationally, with branch campuses in Springfield and Mesa, Arizona. Gibbons has been instrumental in the growth and the development of the new Mesa campus.
Kirsten Voak earned a degree in Sociology at Arizona State University (ASU), where she was a four-year member of the softball team, a two-time All-American and a regular figure on the dean's list prior to graduation in 2003. She was also a member of five USA National Softball teams and won a silver medal at the Junior World Championships and a gold medal at the U.S. Cup. The former co-head coach at the University of Southern Mississippi who helped establish the softball program at Grand Canyon University, Voak was a key part of ASU's run to a national championship as a member of the softball staff in 2008. She brings her experience in college recruitment, academic success development, leadership and athletics to Benedictine University at Mesa, where she will introduce students and their families to the University's values-based education and help them establish a quality foundation for lifelong learning.
Tony Staffaroni earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Marquette University in 1995. He worked as an admissions counselor at Marquette for five years, has experience as a project manager and senior community relations officer with the Arizona Department of Transportation, served in the political arena with the city of Peoria and taught government classes at Dysart High School. Staffaroni returned to college admissions so he can reengage with his love of education and help students fulfill their goal of attending college. He is excited to share the private Catholic, liberal arts college option with students across the Southwestern Arizona region.
Freshmen Admissions Counselor
Bryanne Norris earned an Associate of Arts in Psychology at Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC), a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) and a Master of Science in Leadership at Grand Canyon University (GCU). She played college softball at PVCC and NDNU and served as the assistant softball coach at GCU from 2008-2015. Norris has experience in college recruitment, academic success development and leadership. She brings a strong work ethic, great enthusiasm and passion for values-based education that helps undergraduate and transfer students and their families find a home at Benedictine University at Mesa.
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