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 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