Meet the Admissions Team

Nolan Garris

Nolan T. Garris

Hello! My name is Nolan Garris and I am originally from Syracuse, N.Y. I am excited to be a part of the admissions team at SUNY Morrisville as an Admissions Assistant.

I graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2017 with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a minor in Environmental Studies.  Following graduation, I was uncertain of my career path.  After much thought, I realized that higher education and the opportunities it offers is what interests me as a career.  Specifically, working with young adults is energizing and helping them reach their goals is rewarding.

When I’m not in the office or on the road, I enjoy skiing, hiking, lacrosse, playing Frisbee, cooking, and spending quality time with my pets.

Territories: Out of State, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Cortland, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates

Lisa Godfrey

Lisa A. Godfrey

I am from Clifton Park, NY, and earned my Bachelor Degree in Visual Communications from Cazenovia College.

I visit students from the Northeastern region of New York. One of the many hats I wear in the Admissions Office is managing our Tour Guide program. This area of my job is very rewarding because I have the opportunity to know the students on a personal level. I assist them in finding internships and jobs and learn more about their specific majors through their adventures in class. I have watched many students grow professionally, graduate, and jump into their careers. I am always proud to watch the students who work in our office walk across the stage during graduation.

SUNY Morrisville is a hidden gem in the middle of the state where you can find students delivering foals, making cheese curd and ice cream, growing lettuce through aquaponics, rebuilding transmissions, and creating new computer games. Many more of these adventures are offered through the diverse programs offered at SUNY Morrisville.

I enjoy being outdoors, golfing, hiking, gardening, camping. I love spending time with my husband and two boys. 

Territories: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Montgomery, Oneida, Oswego, St. Lawrence, Warren, Washington

Dan Goldman

Daniel Goldman

My name is Dan Goldman and I am the Admissions and Workforce Development Coordinator at the SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus. I am originally from another SUNY town, New Paltz, NY, and have lived in Central New York for over eight years.

I graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sport Studies in 2008. I was unsure of what I wanted to pursue as a career and after working in the sports field for a year, I realized I wanted to change direction and find a career when I can help young adults find a path in life that they enjoy and love. I have been working with young adults for over 10 years and have held several positions providing counseling and advice to students enrolled in education and, when ready, looking to enter the workforce. I will bring my extensive knowledge of career and workforce development to you at SUNY Morrisville and will help you with whatever your needs are to pursue a career using your degree. I am so happy and excited to be working at SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus and I look forward to meeting students and helping them achieve their goals.

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching and playing almost every sport and being in the great outdoors.

Michaela L. Karcher

Michaela Karcher

Hello, I am Michaela Karcher. I am originally from Baldwinsville, NY which is located only 15 minutes from Syracuse, NY. I graduated from SUNY Morrisville in 2020 with a Bachelor of Technology in Horticulture Business Management. While attending Morrisville I worked as a student ambassador in the Admissions Office and grew to love the higher education environment. The best part about working in admissions is getting to meet new faces every day and I love helping students with the next chapter in their lives. Morrisville became my home away from and I grew to love being here, so I am always ready to share that with prospective students.

Outside of the office, I love to go shopping and thrifting, hiking near and far, and eating out at local places. There are so many great places surrounding Morrisville and if you ever need a good recommendation, I can share some of the best!

Territories: Out of State, Greene, Columbia, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, Orange, Putnam, Rockland

Devyn Thomas

Devyn B. Thomas

Born and raised in the trees of the Hudson Valley, I transferred to the rolling hills of SUNY Morrisville where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. As a transfer student, I was welcomed with open arms from the faculty and staff and my peers. It is because of my positive experience as a student and an intern that I am back here today as a college professional.

I am proud to be a part of Morrisville’s vast alumni network and the Admissions team. Morrisville’s diverse atmosphere, hands-on learning environment, and real-world applications allow students to grow individually and professionally, preparing them for a successful future. My story is an example of this and I am happy to share it with anyone and everyone.

As a proponent of continuous learning, I completed my Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration with a focus in Advising and Counseling through Stony Brook University. Since joining admissions in 2015, I have worked with every student population to walk through our doors: freshman, transfer, international, adult learners, veterans, commuters, part-time - you name it!

When I am not in the office or studying, I am working on my home and garden, dancing to live music, and most importantly, spending time with my beautiful family and friends!

Nicole Williams

Nicole D. Williams

My name is Nicole Williams. I was born and raised in the concrete jungle of Brooklyn, N.Y. I received my bachelor's degree in journalism & communications in 2012 and my master's degree in political science in 2014. I am a firm believer that education is a gateway, which can help elevate and better a person’s life. As a result, I enjoy working with students and being able to offer the gift of education. While I was a student, I was extremely active on campus, playing sports, participating in clubs, organizations and activities. I was also a Resident Assistant and worked a few college office jobs as a student worker. I began working with SUNY Morrisville professionally in 2016, as a regional Admissions Counselor for New York City. When I am not visiting schools and organizations or reviewing applications, I spend my free time reading, writing, dancing and exercising.

Territories: Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond