Meet Your Admissions Counselors

If you live outside of the state of Florida, please contact admissions@usfsp.edu.

If you live outside of the U.S., please contact admissions@usfsp.edu.

If you are a transfer student, please contact transfer@usfsp.edu.

(727) 873-4142

Mailing Address:
Undergraduate Admissions
140 Seventh Avenue South, BAY 117
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

KYLE SCOBEE

Assistant Director of Recruitment
kylescobee@mail.usf.edu
727-873-4219

Quick Facts

  • Hometown: Elk Run Heights, IA
  • Degree: B.A. Business Administration, Minor in Leadership
  • Hobbies: Cooking, reading, painting, spending time with friends and going to the beach or Universal!
  • Personal motto: “Be who you were meant to be.”

What is your favorite college memory?
Getting involved! I found so many of my passions and met some of my best friends by getting out of my room and joining different student organizations.

Who had the greatest influence on your life?
Probably my younger brother. We’re close in age and growing up I always wanted to set the best example I could and he’s always been my biggest supporter!

What advice would you give to applicants?
Find a school that is going to make you the best “you” you can be! Trust yourself and your instincts, there is no wrong decision!

KATHERINE BLEAKLY

Admissions Counselor 
kbleakly@mail.usf.edu
727-873-4002

Quick Facts

  • Hometown: Atlanta, GA
  • Degree: Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a Minor in Spanish
  • Hobbies: Being outdoors, experiencing new places, crafting (painting, drawing, and DIY), going to Farmers Markets and craft shows, and being a coffee connoisseur
  • Personal motto: “She believed she could so she did.”

What is your favorite college memory?
My study abroad trip to Spain. I was able to study in an international school, stay with a host mom, learn how to salsa and bachata, and even visit Barcelona for a weekend.

Who had the greatest influence on your life?
My parents have definitely had the greatest influence on my life. They have always been my biggest supporters and have provided me a life’s worth of opportunities. The very least I can do is strive to make them proud every day.

What advice would you give to applicants?
Don’t be afraid to talk with me through you college search process. I am here to be your resource and aid you in finding your best college fit.

Katherine recruits Freshman students from these counties:
Baker, Bay, Bradford, Calhoun, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Escambia, Franklin, Fadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Hernando, Hillsborough, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Okaloosa, Osceola, Paso, Polk, Santa Rosa, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington.

Thomas Diller

THOMAS DILLER

Admissions Counselor 
tdiller@mail.usf.edu
727-873-4367

Quick Facts

  • Hometown: Rochester, NY
  • Degree: B.A. Sociology
  • Hobbies: Traveling to new places, reading, spending time with friends and going to Disney!
  • Personal motto: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

What is your favorite college memory?
Being an Orientation Leader my Junior and Senior of college and welcoming all the new students to campus!

Who had the greatest influence on your life?
My parents have always been my biggest support system and have been the most influential people.

What advice would you give to applicants?
Say “yes” to things sometimes and get out of your comfort zone!

Thomas recruits Freshman students from these counties:
Alachua, Brevard, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Marion, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia.

KAISON WATSON

Admissions Counselor 
kwatson@mail.usf.edu
727-873-4984

Quick Facts

  • Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL
  • Degree: B.A. Psychology
  • Hobbies: Photography, Reading, Podcasting, Nerd Stuff
  • Personal motto: “Nobody can define who you are.”

What is your favorite college memory?
My first composition class, one of the first classes I took that made it feel like “this is what college should be like.” I had an amazing professor. It took me out of my comfort zone and challenged everything I thought I knew.

Who had the greatest influence on your life?
My mother, quite possibly the most resilient and selfless person I know.

What advice would you give to applicants?
Get to know your professors and classmates starting on the first day of class, it makes a huge difference.

Kaison recruits Freshman students from these counties:
Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Sarasota and Pinellas.