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Admissions Staff

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Derek Skaggs, Director of Admissions

Derek Skaggs



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

Brian Corcoran, Admissions Counselor

Brian Corcoran

Phone: 417-499-0059


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

Specialties: Hosting Kansas City's annual Southern Preview for freshman students


 Jennifer Shaw, Admissions Counselor

Jennifer Shaw

Phone: 417-625-3573


Recruitment Territories: Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Crowder College - Nevada, MO

Specialties: PTK Scholarships, and recruiting community college transfer students

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

Craig Thompson, International Admissions Counselor

Craig Thompson

Phone: 417-625-9372


Recruitment Territory: Outside of the United States, International

Specialties: International recruitment for freshman and transfer students

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