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Shaun Turner

Shaun Turner, Director of Admissions

Email: sturner@admissions.psu.edu
Phone Number: 717-771-4040
Fax Number: 717-771-4005


Shaun has been working in higher education admissions for the past ten years. Originally from Long Island, New York, he moved to south-central Pennsylvania in 1999 to attend college. As a student at Messiah College, he majored in history, minored in education, and spent time in numerous musical ensembles. Upon graduation, Shaun began working in the admissions department at his alma mater, where he worked tirelessly to educate prospective students about the benefits of pursuing higher education. In 2011, Shaun joined the admissions team at Penn State York as the director of admissions, and he is thrilled to communicate his enthusiasm for the exciting educational opportunities offered here to prospective students of all ages. Shaun is passionate about helping students and their families navigate the often confusing college search process with the goal of discovering an educational path that is the right fit for each individual student. On a more personal level, Shaun loves spending time with his wife and two children, and working with underprivileged students from the Milton Hershey School. He is an avid reader and literacy advocate.

Terri Van Slyke

Terri Van Slyke, Admissions Counselor

Email: tvanslyke@admissions.psu.edu
Phone Number: 717-771-4034
Fax Number: 717-771-4005


Terri received her bachelor of arts degree in Communications from Kansas Wesleyan University (KWU) in 2004 and began her career as an admissions counselor there the following year. Her passion for guiding high school students into the world of higher education was discovered during her six years as an admissions representative for KWU. Originally from Northwest Missouri, Terri has enjoyed her transition from the Midwest culture of a small, private, liberal arts institution to the academic prestige and traditions of The Pennsylvania State University. In addition to her admissions role, Terri is also serving as the assistant basketball coach to the Penn State York Lady Lions and as an admissions liaison for the athletic programs at Penn State York. Her professional areas of interest include student affairs, athletics, and public relations. Terri is currently pursuing a master of arts degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration through Concordia University Irvine. Terri is also a member of the Colonel James Smith-Yorktown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

LeighAnn Myers

LeighAnn Myers, Admissions Counselor

Email: lmyers@admissions.psu.edu
Phone Number: 717-771-4114
Fax Number: 717-771-4005


LeighAnn received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Penn State. As a student, she enjoyed working in the Advising and Career Development office at the York campus, where she helped first-year students make a successful transition from high school to college. She began working in the Penn State York admissions office during the fall of 2011, following her May graduation. Her position as admissions counselor successfully marries her educational experience with her career goals: she leads prospective students through the admissions process and once enrolled, encourages them to open the door to academic success through active participation in campus leadership roles. As adviser for the Lion Ambassador program, LeighAnn provides current students with an opportunity to serve the community and connect socially with like-minded students. Additionally, she teaches a leadership development class that is a required course for student Lion Ambassadors. In her role as transfer admissions counselor, LeighAnn advises students who have completed courses at another college or university and wish to pursue a Penn State degree. As a Penn Stater, LeighAnn shares a passion for the PSU family, both as an alumnus and employee of this prestigious University.


Shelly Drabik

Shelly Drabik, Administrative Support Assistant

Email: mdrabik@admissions.psu.edu
Phone Number: 717-771-4040
Fax Number: 717-771-4005


Shelly brings a wealth of experience in education administration support to Penn State York. She graduated from James Madison University in Virginia, with a bachelor of arts degree in Communications. While living in Virginia, she contributed a monthly education column to a local newspaper, offering practical suggestions to parents for promoting student academic success in the home environment. Shelly has worked in both private and public education systems, including six years in the administrative offices at the Red Lion Area School District. She believes that excellent customer service begins with respect, is cultivated through sensitivity and achieved by diligence. Shelly joined the admissions staff at Penn State York in 2011, and enjoys working with prospective students and their families, event planning, and supervising the admissions office work study students. Shelly is the proud mom of two Penn State graduates and is an enthusiastic supporter of all things Penn State!


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