New year brings new faculty to Tabor

The new school year has brought new faculty and staff to the Tabor College campus in Hillsboro.

? Frank E. Johnson is the new vice president of academic affairs for Tabor College. He brings to the position 15 years of teaching and administrative experience in Christian higher education.

Previously, Johnson was at Goshen (Ind.) College, where he was employed as special assistant to the president for institutional planning, strategy and research and as professor of history.

? Andrew Sensenig comes to Tabor as assistant professor of biology. He has a doctorate in entomology from University of Maryland, College Park. A native of Pennsylvania, he will be teaching courses in general physics, environmental science, entomology and biology.

? Jayakar Dalavai, associate professor of business, brings to campus a diverse background of private-industry experience. A native of India, he holds degrees from Washburn University and Emporia State University and a doctorate from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India.

He will be teaching courses in international business, management, organizational behavior, marketing and operations management.

? Lara Vanderhoof has been hired as assistant professor of social welfare. She comes to Tabor from St. Francis Academy in Salina, where she has been a supervisor and director.

She holds two degrees, including a master?s from Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, N.Y., where he taught as an adjunct assistant professor of social work.

? Kevin Hadduck, a McPher?son native, is director of student success. He has served in a similar role at McPherson College for the past 13 years.

He holds an undergraduate degree in English from McPherson and obtained his graduate degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

? Patrick Masar is the men?s resident director.?He is a graduate of Sterling College with a bachelor?s degree in interdisciplinary studies. Prior to joining Tabor, he was at Wheaton (Ill.) College working in public safety, housing and meal assignments.?He and wife Jennifer have three young girls.

Admissions

? Chris Rangel started July 1 as the transfer admissions counselor. He most recently was on staff at Bethel College, teaching physical education and handling admissions duties.

He and wife Melinda and their two children live in Newton, where he also owns Ultimate Martial Arts.

? Jera Teselle, a 2010 Tabor graduate with a degree in business administration, is campus visit coordinator. A native of Downs, she ran track and cross-country at Tabor.

? Nathaniel Porter, a native of Fredonia, is the coordinator of office operations for enrollment management. Porter earned his bachelor degree in business administration from Tabor and a master?s in sports industry management from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. He participated in basketball and track at Tabor.

? Joseph W. Wuest, has been working as admissions counselor since Aug. 8. A native of Salina, he is a 2005 graduate with a bachelor degree in business administration.

He and wife Deena have three children and live in Goessel.

Athletics

? Mike Gardner, former head football coach at Tabor, returns for the 2010 season. Gardner graduated from Baker University in Baldwin City with a bachelor?s degree in physical education and earned a master?s in education from Hastings (Neb.) College.

??Dan Hromada is assistant football coach.?He is a graduate of Malone College, Canton, Ohio, where he earned a bachelor?s degree in sports management. He received a master?s in business administration while at Lindenwood.

Prior to coming to Tabor, Hromada coached offensive line at Lindenwood University, Charles, Mo., for two seasons.

? Billy Hickman, a native of Bakersfield, Calif., rejoins the football coaching staff as the offensive coordinator. A 2008 graduate of Tabor with a bachelor?s degree in history, Hickman was on the football team from 2005-07 and received all-conference honors in 2007.

He coached Tabor?s defensive line in spring 2008 before coaching at Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo., in 2008-09.

? Suzanne Unruh, a Derby native, is the head softball coach. She holds degrees in graphic art and design from Cowley County Community College, Arkansas City, and a bachelor?s degree in health promotions and kinesiology from Fort Hays State University.

She comes to Tabor after serving as assistant softball coach at Cowley College for seven seasons.

? Pat Hon is the manager of the Campus Recrea?tion Center and assistant baseball coach. Hon most recently was the pitching coach at Division I Texas Pan-America in Edinburg.

Hon graduated from Newman University with a bachelor?s degree in business administration and earned a master?s in health education from Union College, Barbourville, Ky.

? Jeremy Nigh is the head cheer coach and academic media marketing coordinator. He was born in Germany, raised in Idaho, then moved to Thailand where he remained until his junior year in high school.

A graduate of Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Okla., he has a bachelor?s degree in drama/television/film performance. He cheered all four years at Oral Roberts.

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