Meet Your Admissions Counselors

If you live outside of the state of Florida, please contact Lisa Henry, Assistant Director.

If you live outside of the U.S., please contact Lisa Henry, Assistant Director.

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

Lisa Henry

LISA HENRY

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions
lrycroft@mail.usf.edu
727-873-4648

Quick Facts

  • Hometown: Lexington, MA
  • Degree: M.A. Spanish Literature, B.A. International Relations, minor in Spanish
  • Hobbies: I love spending time with my family and spending time in the great outdoors hiking, camping, and exploring the local, state and national parks. And, I’m a big soccer fan!
  • Personal motto: “Be kind. Tell the truth. Do your best.”

What is your favorite college memory?
Studying abroad in Costa Rica, taking part in Model Organization of American States (OAS), taking courses taught by the most amazing professors who continuously challenge you to do more and to be more.

Who had the greatest influence on your life?
My parents, who provided encouragement and opportunities, who were always there to embrace in the difficult times and to celebrate the wins, and who taught me how to find my own way.

What advice would you give to applicants?
College is the time to explore, to discover yourself, to make new connections and to create opportunities you never imagined possible. Be open and visit every campus you possibly can. You’ll know in your heart when you find the right one for you.

Lisa recruits Freshman students from states outside of Florida.

Jill Brown

JILL BROWN

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

Quick Facts

  • Hometown:  Fort Smith, AR
  • Degree:  BA Communication
  • Hobbies:  Running, boxing, stand-up paddle boarding, dog therapy.
  • Personal motto:  “Smile, be kind, and volunteer  –  you will make a difference!”

What is your favorite college memory?

Tailgating before and after football and basketball games — FREE, home-cooked food!

Who had the greatest influence on your life?

My grandmother was the most kind-hearted, generous and curious world traveler.  She saw beauty and goodness in everything and never met a stranger.  She taught me to appreciate every single breath and opportunity.

What advice would you give to applicants?

Carpe diem.

Jill recruits and assists Transfer students, helping them make a smooth transition into USFSP.

KYLE SCOBEE

Admissions Counselor 
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!

Kyle recruits Freshman students from these counties:
Baker, Bay, Bradford, Calhoun, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Hernando, Hillsborough, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Okaloosa, Osceola, Pasco, Polk, Santa Rosa, Sumter, Suwanee, 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, Seminole, 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:
TBD