Jill Gaines, MSBC
Director of Admissions, Community Partnership Developmentjgaines01@spalding.edu Jill earned her BS in Business Administration and Accounting at Spalding University and went on to earn her MS in Business Communication with a concentration in Non-Profit Management. In addition, she completed all of her degrees as a non-traditional adult learner. She is a proponent of lifelong learning and has the privilege of working with professional adults in both undergraduate and graduate programs at Spalding University. Jill prides herself in promoting and empowering women both professionally and personally. She is on the Associate Board of Maryhurst and hopes to make a difference in meeting the needs for the kiddos at Maryhurst. Jill is graduate and active member of the Leadership Louisville community. She also serves on the Alumna Association Board at Assumption High School in Louisville, Ky.
Maria Bella Della
Associate Director of Admissions
Maria loves sharing her passion for higher education with her students and colleagues. She has worked at Spalding University since 2017. She was the founder of Spalding's first Student Ambassador Program and helps coordinate group and individual visits to campus. She says, "Speaking with our students on campus gives me more and more pride for our University every day. These students will truly change the world."
Senior Admissions Counselorjcoryell@spalding.edu Jessica Coryell earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a minor in Business Administration and Advertising in 2018. After finishing her degree she participated in the Disney College Program. She grew up just across the river in New Albany, Indiana, and has always considered Louisville to be her home. Jessica is a Senior Transfer Admissions Counselor and enjoys working with her students who are looking to switch universities or adult students looking to finish their degree. Jessica is passionate about connecting with her students and helping them achieve their academic goals.
Online Enrollment Navigatorjdickson01@spalding.edu Jeff has worked in higher education since 2018 and is experienced in both admissions and academic advising. Jeff works primarily with online and transfer students which is a natural fit as he completed his undergraduate degree as a transfer student and his graduate degree as an online, non-traditional student while working full time. Jeff believes strongly in Spalding’s mission and is passionate about helping his students earn their degrees and achieve their goals.
Joyce has been working in higher education since she graduated from college in 2019. She is a lifelong learner and advocate for others pursing their dreams of attending college and obtaining their undergraduate degree. She loves working with incoming students and their families, helping them find the school that is their perfect fit. She enjoys helping others in any way possible to make the college enrollment process smooth. She does not believe there is any such thing as a dumb question and encourages families to think through every aspect of their college decision.