Meet the Admissions Staff

The admissions staff is here to answer your questions and help you determine if Marlboro’s close-knit community of independent thinkers is right for you. Be sure to contact them early and often. Each year, they travel the country for college fairs, high school visits, and receptions, giving prospective students a first-hand opportunity to explore the benefits of an intentionally small, intellectually demanding liberal arts school. Contact your counselor to find out when we’ll be in your area.

Brigid Lawler, dean of admissions

Email: blawler@marlboro.edu
Direct phone: 802-258-9261
Education: BS, State University College at Oneonta
Home State: New York

“Marlboro College has a compelling case to make to prospective students, and I am excited to be in the position to make that case,” says Brigid. “We always welcome students who want to take ownership of, and responsibility for, the scope and topography of their intellectual exploration. They inevitably emerge with a joyful sense of accomplishment, heightened confidence, and invaluable experience.”

Brigid came to Marlboro with six years of leadership positions in admissions at the University of Baltimore, most recently as director of undergraduate admission. She has worked for nearly 20 years in secondary and higher education administration, but also has another life as a pastry artist certified by the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. She is delighted to be at Marlboro, where admissions can be a face-to-face process.

“With the ongoing need to develop new and unique strategies to grow enrollment, I believe many of my colleagues have lost sight of the importance of providing outstanding customer service to prospective students and their families,” says Brigid. “While data sets and demographic profiles are necessary, they cannot replace the value of an honest conversation when recruiting someone to a place like Marlboro.”