Meet the Team

Quinnipiac University Online provides support for all online programs and courses at Quinnipiac University. Our admissions, instructional design and support team all work together to make your student experience outstanding.

QU has had an online presence since 2001, and we continue to grow and change with our students.

The Admissions Team

Valerie Schlesinger
Director of Online Admissions

My name is Valerie Schlesinger, and I am the Director of Admissions here at Quinnipiac University. My focus is to answer your questions and guide you through the admissions process.

Having assisted many students over the years, I have learned that the best way to help a student find their ideal program is through a short conversation. This will allow me to learn about your professional goals, and ensure that you get the most from your educational choices.

I have been working in admissions in higher education since 1983, and joined the Quinnipiac admissions team in 2008. I’ve provided guidance to thousands of students over the years, and am confident that I will be a valuable resource for you.

Jonathan Bailey, '98, '13
Senior Associate Director of Online Admissions

I have been helping students reach their goals for over 10 years. I have my bachelor’s and master’s degree from QU and happy to be part of the bobcat community for so long.

In fact, my wife earned her MAT in Education and her 6th year in Educational Leadership at QU and now, my daughter wants to come here as well. To say we are a bobcat family is an understatement!

When I am not at work, we are in a gymnastics gym, a hockey rink, or at a lacrosse and soccer field watching our three kids play the sports they love.

Read about Jonathan's experience in the MS in Organizational Leadership program.

Eleonora Marrone
Associate Director of Online Admissions

I have fifteen years of higher education admissions experience and seven of those years at Quinnipiac. I truly find joy in helping people reach their goals.

I graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a BA in Psychology.

When I am not in the office, I love to spend with my husband, two daughters and our dog. You can usually find us at the beach when the New England weather permits. I have a passion for running, participate in several charitable 5K’s a year and lead an active life style. I’m always up for a challenge and committed to furthering others ambitions through continued education.

Grover Lee Boyd
Associate Director of Online Admissions

I have been at QU for eight years. I am originally from North Carolina and now reside in Connecticut with my wife and two boys.

I graduated from East Carolina University with a BA in Psychology and from the University of New Haven with an MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

When I am not in the office, I like to spend time with my family, friends and neighbors. My family loves going to Yankee games and finding the best county fairs in CT. When I moved here, I became an avid Yankees and Giants fan and now, my boys are too.

Rachel Donovan, '07
Assistant Director of Online Admissions

I have been in this role for four years. I am originally from Naugatuck and now live in Fairfield County. I graduated from QU with a BS in Business Management and am proud to be an alumni.

When I am not in the office, I work with my church’s youth group. I have been mentoring middle school and high school girls for 10 years now, and it has been an adventure! I have been to Africa twice on a volunteer mission trip and can’t wait to go back.

Aside from all of that, I love a really great cup of coffee.

Nina Bojka
Assistant Director of Online Admissions

I have been at QU for four years, however, I have worked in an admissions role for over 16 years. I offer support to those seeking to advance their education.

I received my BS in Business Management from Western Connecticut State University.

When I am not in the office, I love to spend time with my family and our dog, Piper. We go on adventures like kayaking, riding trikes and fishing.

I love living my best life every day.

Anna Deneka
Assistant Director of Online Admissions

I have been here at Quinnipiac for over a year now, and have seven years in admissions experience total. I was thrilled to join the team here and become a part of such a welcoming Bobcat community.

I double-majored at UConn, graduating with a BA in Psychology and Sociology, and completed my MBA with Post University in an online format, concentrating in Corporate Innovation.

I’m a Connecticut native and always lived somewhere by the shore. I love being outside and mostly look forward to the fall, watching the leaves change, pumpkin picking with my niece, and hockey season!