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Undergraduate Admissions

John Gillard

John Gillard

Office: Hamel House

Tel: 617-243-2229


Department: Undergraduate Admissions

Please consider scheduling a Virtual Interview with me, at your convenience, via Zoom. While interviews are not required as part of the application process, they help us get to know you - and vice versa! Or consider joining one of our 30-minute Virtual Information Sessions, which are held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 3 p.m. You can also take a Virtual or Self-Guided Tour of campus!

I am originally from Suburban Philadelphia from a township called Cheltenham. I grew up with cheesesteaks, pretzels, Reading Terminal, and South St. I attended Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, PA, and received a B.A. in Political Science and a concentration in International Studies. I have been working in Higher Education for 8 years. I moved to this area to pursue a career in higher education and currently live with my wife and our dog in the Metrowest area outside of Boston.

Favorite thing to discuss about Lasell or favorite thing about Lasell? The thing I like to discuss most about Lasell is that we have something for everyone. We have our location next to Boston, great collegiate sports teams, strong academics, and amazing resources for our students, as they prepare for their future! 

Most frequently asked question from students about Lasell? "How hard is it to get into Boston?" It is super easy because we are 8 miles from  Boston! We have two MBTA stops within walking distance of the campus, as well as the commuter rail. 

Name some of your hobbies: My hobbies include exploring different parts of New England, visiting downtown Boston, and waiting for my Philadelphia athletic teams to play the New England teams. 

Why did you choose to work at Lasell? It has a strong sense of community. It has a lot of history, and the educational opportunities are awesome with guaranteed internships and the connected learning method; it makes me want to go back to school!