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Admissions Faculty

Eric Reitz

Title Associate Director of Enrollment + Financial Aid
Department Admissions
Phone 216.421.7437

Arlene Thomas

Title Office Manager
Department Admissions
Phone 216.421.7418

Karen Wellman

Title Counselor
Department Admissions
Phone 216.421.7422

Karen graduated with a BA in Art, with a concentration in Painting, and focus in Art History, from Cleveland State University. Karen has worked at several galleries in the Cleveland area, then at the Cleveland Museum of Art in the Development Department, before starting in the Admissions Office at CIA in the Fall of 2008. Over the past several years, she has participated in local group shows, including St. Clair Superior Development Corporation’s Public Art Projects and Sparx City Hop; as well as having attended numerous gallery openings and museum events, and supporting the local arts scene. Karen values the Cleveland artistic community, and helping students prepare for the admissions/portfolio prep process for admittance into the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Karen covers the following territories: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and all Ohio zip codes that begin with: 442, 443, 444, 445, 446, 447.

Tom Green

Title Associate Director of Admissions
Department Admissions
Phone 216.421.7491

Thomas Green, Associate Director of Admissions, works primarily with transfer students and international students. Thomas has worked in visual arts higher education for more than 20 years and has served as a juror at several arts competitions and exhibitions during this time. He is an avid photographer and a free-lance graphic designer. Thomas enjoys visiting Cleveland museums and photographing the city and Lake Erie. He has a B.A. from Ohio State University.

Territory: Transfer and International

Jonathan Wehner

Title Vice President for Enrollment Management & Dean of Admission + Financial Aid
Department Admissions
Phone 216.421.7467

Jonathan Wehner has over a decade of experience in the field of enrollment management, including serving as associate director of information technology for enrollment management, interim director of undergraduate admission, director of strategic marketing for enrollment management, and director of recruitment and strategic initiatives at Case Western Reserve University.

Born and raised in Dayton, OH, Jonathan relocated to Cleveland and has neighborhood bounced from Hessler Street to North Collinwood to Tremont before settling in Ohio City with his wife and their misbehaved dog. By day he recruits students to the Cleveland Institute of Art, and by night he consumes (and sometimes creates) Cleveland art, food, music and sports.

Jonathan's work has been profiled in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Higher Education Marketing Report, Today's Campus and Cleveland Magazine. In 2013 he was named one of Northeast Ohio's Top 25 Under 35 "Movers & Shakers Award" by the Cleveland Professional Twenty-Thirty Club.

Jonathan earned both a Bachelor of Art in English and an MBA from Case Western Reserve.

Jonathan covers the following territories: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands.

Annmarie Suglio

Title Assistant Director of Admissions
Department Admissions
Phone 216.421.7492

Annmarie Suglio was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art, earning her Bachelor in Fine Arts degrees in Fiber + Material Studies and Sculpture in 2015. Annmarie has shown work at Zygote Press Inc. in Cleveland, Forum Artspace at the 78th Street Studios in Cleveland, and at the Reinberger Gallery at Cleveland Institute of Art. Over the past years, Annmarie has worked in museums and organizations such as Transformer Station, FRONT International, MOCA Cleveland, and Praxis Fiber Workshop, where she currently remains as gallery director and teaches workshops. In the summer, she organizes a series of shows inside and outside a 100-year-old Cleveland Heights Italian-Colonial home called the sunroom. It is a space for artists to explore and experiment art-making for a domestic space. Outside of work, Annmarie is either in her studio weaving cloth on a floor loom, walking her Catahoula Leopard dog, or out at the many art events and gallery openings Cleveland has to offer!

Annmarie covers the following territories: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and all Ohio zip codes that begin with: 437, 438, 439, 441, 457.

Amanda Shelnutt

Title Enrollment Operations Assistant
Department Admissions
Phone 216.421.7327

Nicole Morino

Title Counselor
Department Admissions
Phone 216.421.7943

Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Nicole received her BA in Global Studies and Political Science from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Nicole recently completed her Master’s degree in Women and Gender Studies at Loyola University of Chicago focusing on reproductive justice and non-profit management, where she completed her research at the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health. She was also able to assist the Art Justice Organizers in creating zines, and interactive installations with the high school members. Throughout her time in graduate school, Nicole was an Academic Advisor for undergraduate students and the Chicago Alumni Relations Coordinator for the Council of Opportunity in Education. These experiences inspired Nicole to continue work in higher education. Since returning to Cleveland, she has been an active member of the art community in supporting local gallery showings and events.

Nicole covers the following territories: Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and all Ohio zip codes that begin with: 434, 435, 436, 440, 448, 449, 458.

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