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Learn about the admissions counselors and admissions staff at North Central University.

North Central Admissions Director Nicholas Leist

Nicholas Leist

Lead Admissions Counselor


Works with students from: 

  • Transfer Students
  • International Students
Learn more about Nicholas

Hometown:  Menasha, WI

Movies: Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Music: Anything by John Mayer

Books: Dystopian literature and literary classics

Hobbies and interests: Exploring the Twin Cities, traveling, disc golf, and drinking way too much coffee

Ellen Partridge

Admissions Counselor


Works with:

  • Online Students
  • Graduate Students
Learn more about Ellen

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Movies: Anything Marvel or Disney

Music: A little bit of everything

Books: The Shack, Static Jedi, The Hunger Games Trilogy

Hobbies and interests: I love to read and binge watch television shows, particularly cop shows like NCIS and Bull.

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Monica Aicardi

Monica Aicardi

Admissions Counselor


Works with students from: 
Central U.S., Northern Michigan, Minnesota (Dakota, Ramsey, and Southeastern Counties)

Learn more about Monica

Hometown: Capac, MI

Movies: Hamilton, Harry Potter, Survivor, and the Bachelor/Bachelorette

Music: Indie/Pop

Books: Harry Potter and The Hunger Games

Hobbies and interests: Hiking, camping, going for Jeep rides, ice skating/playing hockey, concerts, hanging out with friends and family, and traveling!

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Spencer Lampton

Admissions Counselor


Works with:

Western U.S., Minnesota (Northern Counties)

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Abby Knight

Admissions Counselor


Works with:

PSEO Students, Reapplicant Students

Learn more about Abby

Hometown: St. Cloud, Minnesota

Movies: 80’s Movies and anything Disney

Music: Alternative Pop and Indie

Books: Anything by C.S. Lewis

Hobbies/Interests: Trying new places to eat, spending time with friends, thrifting, and paddleboarding


Isabelle Tverberg

Admissions Counselor

Learn more about Isabelle

Hometown: Shevry-Cossigny, France

Movies: Little Women, Dead Poet Society, and the Anne of Green Gables

Music: Jazz

Books: Historical Fiction, The Nightingale

Hobbies/Interests: Swing dancing, visiting new countries, and drinking tea by the fireplace

Devin Lehnhoff

Director of Admissions



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