Ashley Browning, M.A.L.S. ’13, Ed.D., Vice President for Enrollment Management
Ashley is a 2007 graduate of the University of Virginia. She joined the Hollins community in 2008, receiving her M.A.L.S. from Hollins in 2013. In 2016, Ashley earned an Ed.D. in higher education leadership and policy through Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. Whether she’s picnicking on the parkway or floating on the James River, Ashley enjoys being outside with her husband and dogs, taking in the breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Ashley is always excited to share the beauty of the Hollins campus with prospective students, and enjoys helping families discover staples of the Roanoke community, like the historic Farmers Market, local live music, and boutiques.
Madeline Aliff, M.A.L.S. ’18, Director of Recruitment
Madeline was raised in the Roanoke Valley and is a 2012 graduate of Roanoke College. She received her B.S. in chemistry with a minor in communication studies. She received her Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree at Hollins. During her spare time, Madeline enjoys spending time with her friends and family, shopping downtown, and cuddling with her cats. Madeline is excited to get to know future Hollins women and show them the many opportunities that are available at Hollins.
Cailin Asip ’11, Director of Admission
Cailin is a 2011 graduate of Hollins with a B.A. in Spanish and psychology. During her time at Hollins, she was a member of the equestrian team, Student Government Association, and Hollins University Leaders of Admission (HULA). She received her M.Ed. from the University of Virginia, Curry School of Education in higher education administration with a concentration in student affairs practice in 2014. Cailin jumped at the opportunity to return to the best place on Earth, her beloved Hollins, to join in the efforts of recruiting the next great leaders. In her spare time, Cailin enjoys competing in triathlons, attending sporting events, being active outdoors, catching up with her Hollins family, and spending time with her family, friends, horse, and ginormous cats.
Maggie Flynn, Admission Counselor
Maggie is a 2016 graduate of Lynchburg College with a B.A. degree in communication studies and international relations. She is new to the Roanoke area from Charleston, SC, and excited to experience fall weather again. Maggie is looking forward to helping students find their fit at Hollins and showing them all of the opportunities and advantages the Hollins experience has to offer. In her spare time she loves riding horses, going to the dog park with her aussie-doodle, Tucker, and watching Jeopardy reruns.
Taylor Flynt, Assistant Director of Admission and Transfer Coordinator
Taylor is a 2015 graduate of Marshall University with a B.A. in public relations. She is currently working toward a Master of Arts in higher education administration at the University of Louisville. Taylor is looking forward to working with students and their families in helping them to find their “right fit” at Hollins. She is most excited to play a role in recruiting the world’s future leaders. In her spare time, Taylor enjoys floating the James River with friends, playing tennis with her husband, traveling with her sorority sisters, and spending time with her family.
Tisha Grande, Associate Director of International Student Admission
Tisha is a native San Diegan and received her B.A. in communications. She then spent three years living abroad and teaching in China. In 2016, Tisha earned her master’s in international education from the University of San Diego. Tisha is excited to travel overseas and represent Hollins as she speaks to students about the opportunity of continuing their higher education at our welcoming campus!
Tristin Kitts, Assistant Director of Admission
Tristin is a 2010 graduate of Lynchburg College with a B.S. in biology and a minor in public health. She is a Roanoke native and received her Master of Arts in higher education administration from the University of Louisville in 2015. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her daughter, husband, and especially her Goldendoodle. She is excited to work with prospective students throughout the admission process to help find their right fit at Hollins University.
Rachel Milton ’18, Admission Counselor
Rachel graduated from Hollins in 2018 with a B.A. in political science and a Batten Leadership Certificate. She grew up in the Roanoke Valley and can tell you all the best places to eat. During her time at Hollins, Rachel served as a member of the Hollins Student Government Association, Housing and Residence Life staff, and the Honor, Conduct, and Appeal Boards. She is excited to be a part of the admission team and to help students find their home at Hollins. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her friends, watching vines, and eating tacos.
Rena Musyt, Receptionist and Campus Visit Coordinator
Danielle Sawyer ’19, Admission Counselor
Danielle graduated from Hollins in 2019 with a B.A. in political science. She is from Stedman, NC, but has come to love the Roanoke Valley. While a student at Hollins, she was a member of the cultural and community engagement department and Student Government Association. She is excited to continue to engage with Hollins as member on the admission team and to assist students in becoming a part of the Hollins community. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys watching Netflix, finding new places to eat in Roanoke, spending time with her friends, and going to concerts.
Katie Simmons, Admission Counselor
Katie was born and raised in the Roanoke Valley, and graduated from Roanoke College with a B.A. in literary studies in 2018. She is most excited to share her passion for a liberal arts education and how it will positively shape the next generation of leaders, as well as her love for this beautiful campus and surrounding area. In her spare time Katie enjoys seeing plays, cuddling with her beagle, watching YouTube videos, and attending concerts and events in downtown Roanoke.