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Admissions Staff

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Derek SkaggsDerek Skaggs, Director of Admissions

Phone: 417-625-9537

Recruitment Territories: Carl Junction, Thomas Jefferson, McAuley, and College Heights Christian School

Areas of expertise: Homeschool, freshman and transfer recruitment

Jeff Thompson, Assistant Director of Admissions

Jeff Thompson

Phone: 417-625-9819

Recruitment Territories: Southwest Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, California, and Hawaii

Areas of expertise: Recruiting freshman and transfer students

Nathan Hicks, Admissions Counselor

Nathan Hicks

Phone: 417-625-9364

Recruitment Territory: Joplin High School

Specialties: Coordinating all Campus Tours and Discovery Days

Whitney Hardy, Admissions Counselor

Recruitment Territories: Kansas City Metro area, Northeast Kansas, and Iowa

 Jennifer Shaw, Admissions Counselor

Jennifer Shaw

Phone: 417-625-3573

Recruitment Territories: Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Missouri

Specialties: PTK Scholarships, High School Recruitment, College Transfer Recruitment

Tristan Routledge, Admissions Counselor

Tristan Routledge

Phone: 417-625-9743

Recruitment Territories: Carthage, Carl Junction, Neosho, Seneca, Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama

Areas of expertise: Hosting the annual sophomore day on campus, freshman and transfer recruitment

Belinda Cotten, Crowder College Admissions Counselor

Belinda Cotten

Phone: 417-529-9290

Recruitment Territories: Cassville, McDonald County, and Crowder College - Neosho, MO

Specialties: Transfer recruitment, and students transferring from Crowder to Missouri Southern

Whitney Koch, Admissions Counselor

Phone: 417-625-9715Whitney Koch

Recruitment Territories: Webb City, Springfield area, Central and Southeast Missouri

Specialties: Ozark Christian College Co-Op admissions, freshman and transfer recruitment, and marketing publications 

 Susanna Ramuta, Admissions Counselor

Phone: 417-825-2195Susie Ramuta

Recruitment Territories: Saint Louis Metro area, Illinois, Northeast Missouri, Indiana, and Ohio

Specialties: Freshman and transfer recruitment


Lora Zaidarhzauva, International Admissions Coordinator

Lora Dean

Phone: 417-625-3126

International Admissions Coordinator for all freshman and transfer International Students

Areas of expertise: Coordination and recruitment of incoming freshman and transfer students


Julia Baer, International Student Recruitment Coordinator

Lora Dean

Phone: 417-625-9372



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