Shaw comes to Tabor from Simpson University in Redding, Calif., where he served as vice president for enrollment management and led a team responsible for recruiting and retaining undergraduate, graduate, adult studies and seminary students.
“Dr. Shaw has more than 20 years of experience in post-secondary education and much of that has been spent working with adult and graduate students,” President Jules Glanzer said. “I am thrilled that he is part of the senior leadership team at Tabor.”
Shaw said he is energized by the work going on at the Wichita campus.
“I’ve known of Tabor for years and resonate with the mission and vision of the college,” Shaw said. “Having the opportunity to lead the Wichita campus is a privilege knowing the excellent reputation the school has in its 22-year presence in the city.
“Helping people complete their degrees is very motivating to me because of the value it brings to their lives, their faith and of course, their careers.”
In his role at Simpson, Shaw led a team in strategic planning for enrollment, financial aid restructuring and relationship building with feeder schools and churches. He also taught ethics for the organizational leadership program.
“My experience serving in higher education in various leadership roles—as an administrator, marketer instructor, consultant and accreditation team evaluator will be valuable in contributing to Tabor’s advancement in Wichita,” Shaw said.
Glanzer said Shaw’s experience will further Tabor’s effort in Wichita.
“Tom is already working with staff to further grow and develop the programs at TCW,” Glanzer said. “His experience, character and commitment to Christian higher education will greatly enhance and help Tabor fulfill our mission of preparing people for a life of learning, work and service for Christ and his kingdom.”
Prior to working at Simpson College, Shaw was employed for 11 years at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago as the vice president of student and enrollment services and 11 years as dean of enrollment management at Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn.