Meet the Admissions Team

Amanda Reeder

Amanda Reeder

Welcome to SUNY Morrisville! I hope you like it here as much as I do and am looking forward to meeting you. I’ve spent the last 25 years helping students enroll in college, and particularly enjoy working with transfer students and adult learners. One of the greatest pleasures in my job is seeing students walk across the stage at graduation in their caps and gowns and the pride on the faces of their families in the audience.

I was born in West Virginia and grew up in an Air Force family, and I feel that I received a great education through living in lots of different areas. One of my claims to fame is that I have visited all 50 states. I earned my Bachelors of Arts in English from the University of Colorado and then my Masters of Arts in Higher Education Administration from Boston College. I actually ended up getting my first job in admissions because I enjoyed college so much I didn’t want to leave. I have three adult children – two of which have gone into the trades and the youngest is planning on studying linguistics after high school – and so have experienced the admissions process as a parent myself.

This is Jay

Jay Beckwith

Hello!  I am Jonathan Beckwith, but I go by Jay. I am originally from Edmeston, NY, but have moved around in New York. I grew up in a military family, later serving in the military myself. I love to meet new people, which is something that I love about being in the Office of Admissions. 

I graduated from SUNY Oneonta in 2018 with a Bachelors degree in History. After graduation I went on to further my education and obtained my Masters Degree in Museum Studies. After separating from the military, I was unsure about what I wanted to do as a career. Through some trial and error, I essentially fell into an admissions position and never looked back. I enjoy helping people further their careers and meeting the goals that each person sets for themselves.

On my off time I enjoy playing many sports, spending time with family and being outdoors. I love to travel, and have many places on my list that I hopefully want to make it to one day.

Lisa Godfrey

Lisa A. Godfrey

I am from Clifton Park, NY, and earned my Bachelor Degree in Visual Communications from Cazenovia College.

I visit students from the Northeastern region of New York. One of the many hats I wear in the Admissions Office is managing our Tour Guide program. This area of my job is very rewarding because I have the opportunity to know the students on a personal level. I assist them in finding internships and jobs and learn more about their specific majors through their adventures in class. I have watched many students grow professionally, graduate, and jump into their careers. I am always proud to watch the students who work in our office walk across the stage during graduation.

SUNY Morrisville is a hidden gem in the middle of the state where you can find students delivering foals, making cheese curd and ice cream, growing lettuce through aquaponics, rebuilding transmissions, and creating new computer games. Many more of these adventures are offered through the diverse programs offered at SUNY Morrisville.

I enjoy being outdoors, golfing, hiking, gardening, camping. I love spending time with my husband and two boys. 

Territories: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Montgomery, Oneida, Oswego, St. Lawrence, Warren, Washington

Dan Goldman

Daniel Goldman

My name is Dan Goldman and I am the Admissions and Workforce Development Coordinator at the SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus. I am originally from another SUNY town, New Paltz, NY, and have lived in Central New York for over eight years.

I graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sport Studies in 2008. I was unsure of what I wanted to pursue as a career and after working in the sports field for a year, I realized I wanted to change direction and find a career when I can help young adults find a path in life that they enjoy and love. I have been working with young adults for over 10 years and have held several positions providing counseling and advice to students enrolled in education and, when ready, looking to enter the workforce. I will bring my extensive knowledge of career and workforce development to you at SUNY Morrisville and will help you with whatever your needs are to pursue a career using your degree. I am so happy and excited to be working at SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus and I look forward to meeting students and helping them achieve their goals.

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching and playing almost every sport and being in the great outdoors.