Jewell welcomes 30 new hires for fall semester

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William Jewell College is welcoming 30 new employees to the Hill as students return for the 2020 fall semester. Keep reading for a list of the new faculty and staff and an introduction to William Palmer, new director of student recruitment in the office of admissions.

William Palmer. Photo courtesy of William Palmer.

William Palmer joins Jewell this fall as the new director of student recruitment in the office of admissions. Palmer hails from Lake Charles, La., but spent the last ten years in Oklahoma.

Palmer started his professional journey in private post-secondary education over 12 years ago with a job as an admissions counselor. He later served as the assistant director of admissions and led a high school relations team for a few years before accepting Jewell’s director of student recruitment position.

Palmer looks back at his role on the high school relations team fondly. He remarks that it was this role that acted as the front door to meeting students and learning about their educational goals. 

When asked about what he is most looking forward to in his role at Jewell, Palmer expressed his admiration for his colleagues and his excitement about the trajectory of Jewell recruitment.

“I am very excited about the future of William Jewell,” Palmer said. “The admission counselors and regional reps are so amazing to work with. I am looking forward to working closely with the counselors and regional reps to drive our strategic plan, work cycle, and timeline for student recruiting. Along with this plan, [I’m excited to] develop metrics and outcome measurements to drive success for this process.

New Faculty and Staff

Donovann Castro – Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach, Office of Athletics

Eric Conner – Assistant Football Coach, Office of Athletics

Darren Courville – Database Systems Administrator, Office of Informational Technologies

Mckenzie Gross – Facilitator, Tucker Leadership Lab

Keenan Hagerty – Head Wrestling Coach (M/W), Office of Athletics

Robert Jackson – Adjunct Instructor, Department of Music

Jordyn Knipp – Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach, Office of Athletics

Maddie Nelson – Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach, Office of Athletics

Leah Pharr – Clinical Instructor, Department of Nursing

Rachel Addington – Director of Annual Giving, Office of Advancement

Michael Ballenger – Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing

Daniel Belcher – Distinguished Faculty Artist; Director, Artist Diploma-Voice, Department of Music

Katie Cazzell – Clinical Compliance Coordinator, Office of Nursing

Gillian Flaherty – Development Services Associate, Office of Advancement

Cassi Franklin – Adjunct Instructor, Department of Psychological Science

Jameson Howard – House Manager-PGD, Office of Student Life

Martin Jacobs – Adjunct Instructor, Department of Education

Ben Jasnow – Adjunct Instructor, Department of Languages

Hannah Keeney – Resident Director, Office of Student Life

Gabrielle LeVota – Adjunct Instructor, Department of Business & Leadership

William Palmer – Director of Student Recruitment, Office of Admission

Kristin Price – Adjunct Instructor, Department of Chemistry

Ayman Refaat – Adjunct Instructor, Department of Languages

Debra Slaughter – Adjunct Instructor, Department of Education

Fatima Weaver – Adjunct Instructor, Department of Languages 

Ashlynn Wogomon – Clinical Instructor, Department of Nursing

Rodney Smith – Vice President for Access and Engagement, Office of the President

Amrohini Sahay – Adjunct Instructor, Department of Core Curriculum 

Ellen Sommer – Adjunct Accompanist, Department of Music 

Kathleen Belcher – Adjunct Faculty and Visiting Artist, Department of Music

Christina Kirk

Christina Kirk is the Editor-in-Chief of The Hilltop Monitor. She is a senior majoring in Oxbridge: Institutions & Policy and international relations.

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