Tabor College welcomes 22 new staff members to its team this fall

Tabor College welcomes 22 new faculty, staff and administration for the 2005-06 academic year:

— Eric Codding, Wheaton, Ill., resident director. Codding comes to Tabor College from Aurora (Ill.) Christian School where he served as a Bible teacher. Previous experience in residence life included work as a residence hall director at Taylor University, Upland, Ind. He will serve as resident director of the men’s quad, consisting of Kansas, Nebraska, California and Oklahoma halls.

— Carol Dirks, Durham, music department secretary. Since 2004, Dirks has been employed as an office assistant for Fast Realty, Hillsboro. She was also self-employed for 12 years with Saxton Fruit Sales.

— Lisa Dodson, Wichita, director of business programs, Tabor College Wichita. Dodson’s recent academic experience includes serving as research analyst in the office of the vice president of academic affairs, director of the Southside Education Center and an associate in the Center for Urban Studies, all at Wichita State University.

— Mark Donley, Udall, program representative, Tabor College Wichita. With a background of extensive sales experience, Donley will recruit students for the Masters of Accounting, RN-BSN, Business Administration and Christian Ministries programs at TCW. He has also operated a part-time law practice.

— DJ Freeman, Goessel, administrative assistant to the president. Freeman is a graduate of the management and organizational development program at Tabor College Wichita and served as the campus’s assistant directorfrom 2001 to 2002. She has served as board member, teacher and director of Joyful Noise Community Child Care in Goessel.

— Vance Frick, Durham, webmaster/photographer/graphic designer. Frick, a 2004 Tabor College graduate, comes to the public relations office after a year of freelancing and serving as graphics coordinator in the marketing services department of AGCO Corporation, Hesston.

— Seth Froese, Corona, Calif., men’s resident director. After graduating from Tabor College in 1999, Froese taught science courses at Mission Valley High School, Eskridge, and Owasso (Okla.) High School. He will serve as resident director for Dakota Hall.

— Margie Gauna, Wichita, executive assistant, Tabor College Wichita. Gauna makes the transition from recruitment assistant at Friends University, Wichita, to executive assistant at the Tabor College Wichita campus. As recruitment assistant, she provided clerical support, maintained budgets and created yearly collateral materials for recruitment use at all university locations.

— Sara Hill, Hillsboro, instructor of English and communications. With 32 years of teaching experience at the high school and middle school levels, Hill joins the Tabor College faculty. Hill taught at Hillsboro High School from 1983 to 2004.

— Elisa Hlad, Sylvan Grove, admissions counselor. Hlad worked as a student graphic designer in the Tabor College public relations office before graduating in May 2005. She also served as a student ambassador, peer advisor and mentor.

— Bradley Just, Hillsboro, systems administrator/audiovisual coordinator. A 2004 Tabor College graduate, Just is the first at Tabor to serve as systems administrator/audiovisual coordinator, a position created this summer in the information systems department. As a student, Just served as assistant network administrator. He most recently worked as computer systems administrator at Golden Heritage Foods, Hillsboro.

— Ryan Kelley, Wichita, admissions counselor. Kelley graduated in May 2005 from Tabor College, where he served as president of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, resident assistant, Christian Ministries Council board member, Student Activities Board treasurer, men’s soccer captain, campus visit host and Discipleship Group leader. Kelley also serves as assistant men’s soccer coach.

— John Kliewer, Alva, Okla., assistant football and assistant track-and-field coach. The two-year starter and 2002 graduate of Peru (Neb.) State College played tight end and defensive line, assisting his team to second place in the CSFL Conference in 2001. Kliewer previously coached at Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College and Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva.

— William Kostlevy, Pasadena, Calif., associate professor of history/political science. Kostlevy, who holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Notre Dame, comes to Tabor College from Fuller Theological Seminary where he served as archivist and world Christian librarian. Prior to working at Fuller, he served Asbury Theological Seminary as archivist, special collections librarian, associate professor in theology and history and associate director of the Wesleyan/holiness studies center.

— David Loewen, Hillsboro, instructor of education. A graduate of Tabor College and Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, Loewen will transition to the Tabor education department from Elyria Christian School, McPherson, where he spent the last 11 years as an administrator, teacher and coach.

— Cheri Marsh, Hillsboro, library assistant. Since moving to Hillsboro from Elk City, Okla., a few years ago, Marsh has served as FCA huddle sponsor at Hillsboro High School. She also teaches recreational gymnastics to students age 4 to 15 years.

— Jacob Marshall, Peabody, groundskeeper/maintenance. Marshall was a crew leader for Professional Landscaping, LLC, and responsible for overseeing maintenance of equipment, mowing, trimming, weed control and general maintenance for 22 commercial accounts.

— Howard Moffatt, Holliston, Mass., program director of Christian ministries, Tabor College Wichita. Possessing pastoral experience as both senior and assistant pastor, Moffatt has also served as an adjunct faculty member, guest lecturer and ministry consultant. He holds degrees from Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, Mass., Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Mill Valley, Calif.; Denver (Colo.) Seminary; Webster University, St. Louis, Mo.; and Western New England College, Springfield, Mass.

— Lawrence Ressler, Rochester, N.Y., vice president for academics and student development. For the past 20 years, Ressler has taught students of all levels-undergraduate, graduate and adult-and served as an administrator in a variety of positions.

He recently served two years as academic dean at Roberts Wesleyan. Previously, he served as master of social work director at Roberts Wesleyan and associate dean at the Carver School of Church Social Work at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.

— Justin Rohrberg, Hays, assistant athletic trainer/clinical instructor. Originally from Tucson, Ariz., and a 2004 graduate of nearby Bethany College, Rohrberg’s most recent athletic training experience occurred during the fall 2004 semester at Bethany. He also teaches an anatomy and physiology lab for the biology department.

— Jesse Schumacher, Archbold, Ohio, instructor of business administration. Schumacher, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Anderson University, Anderson, Ind., has served as finance director of a local United Way office, staff accountant for Avesta Plarit, Inc., and support specialist for Interactive Financial Solutions, Inc.

His teaching experience occurred as Northwest State Community College where he served as adjunct professor of business technologies.

— Deborah White, El Reno, Okla., assistant professor of psychology and director of institutional research. White most recently served as a graduate teaching assistant in the department of educational psychology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla. She expects to complete her doctorate this year.

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