Edwin Mayes

Director of First-Year Experience and Family Programs

Bob McCulloughEdwin B. Mayes has served as director of First-Year Experience and Family Programs at Case Western Reserve University since May 2012.

He has served in roles in student service and community relations in higher education for more than 20 years at institutions around the country, including Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio; Earlham College in Richmond, Ind.; Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio; the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.; and the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo.

Edwin has been a featured presenter at national conferences such as the National First-Year Experience Conference, the IUPUI National Assessment Conference and the NASPA National Assessment Conference. He regularly speaks on topics including the development and implementation of programs to improve student retention, the importance of meeting the needs of students in transition and the assessment of program success.

Mayes holds a Bachelor of Science in operations management and a Master of Arts in higher education administration from Wright State University. He is a doctoral candidate in the higher education administration program at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.


Bob McCullough

Director of Undergraduate Admission

Rick BischoffBob McCullough was appointed director of Undergraduate Admission at Case Western Reserve University in 2009.

He has more than 15 years of experience in university admission, much of it at Case Western Reserve, having previously served the university as director of marketing and communications among other positions. He also served as dean of admission at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Penn.

Bob holds a Bachelor of Art in English and an MBA, both from Case Western Reserve.


Jonathan Pittman

Director of Enrollment Opreations

Jonathan A. Pittman has served as Director of Enrollment Operations at Case Western Reserve University since 2012. Jonathan previously worked with The International Baccalaureate Organization in Bethesda, Maryland and served as a business analyst and project director for a variety of educational ventures, including IData, Inc., College Summit, Datatel, Inc. and The American Council on Education. He received his bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College (PA), where he began his career in admissions as coordinator of multicultural recruitment. He later served as Assistant Director of Admissions at American University (DC). Jonathan brings a combination of skills in managing data and technology, system implementations, business process improvement, staff training and development, and college admission and counseling.


Venus Puliafico

Director of University Financial Aid

Venus PuliaficoVenus M. Puliafico has served as director of University Financial Aid at Case Western Reserve University since 2009. Prior her appointment as director, she served 30 years as a member of the university's financial aid team, holding positions including associate director of systems and operations, and coordinator and assistant director of student employment.

Venus is a member of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, and she serves as an executive committee member to the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. She also serves as a university representative to the College Board and is a member of the Higher Education User Group for the PeopleSoft Users Association.

Venus holds a Bachelor of Arts in human resources administration and development from Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio.


Jonathan Wehner

Director of Recruitment and Strategic Initiatives

Jonathan WehnerJonathan Wehner has over a decade of experience in the field of enrollment management, including serving Case Western Reserve University 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.

Jonathan's work at Case Western Reserve has been profiled in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Higher Education Marketing Report, Today's Campus and Cleveland Magazine. Jonathan has been an invited presenter at the 2006 OnBase Training and Technology Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., and the 2007 American Association of College Registrars and Admission Officers Technology Conference in Minneapolis, Minn. Jonathan is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling Technology, and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

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