Crump Named Associate Director Of Admission

Extensive background in admissions, operations, and recruitment

August 28, 2017

CrumpUnderstanding prospective students and their needs is a huge part of successful recruitment for any college. Central Methodist University officials feel certain they have hired an individual who not only understands students, but excels in the admission process.

Jennifer L. Crump, from Ashland, has been named Associate Director of Admissions at CMU, according to Vice President for Enrollment Management Dr. Joseph Parisi. Crump started her new position the week of Aug. 21 and has already begun exceeding expectations in the admissions department, Parisi said.

“We are very excited to welcome Jennifer to our team at CMU,” he said. “She has a range of strengths in her portfolio that we found very attractive. We think she will bring an infusion of process and experience to Central that we are happy to add to the remarkable people we already have in admissions and Enrollment Management."

Under the direction of Parisi, Crump’s mission is to provide leadership in helping locate, identify, and recruit prospective students and their families for the purpose of enrollment. As an associate director, she assists with supervision, operations, and enrollment management systems.

Crump’s individual responsibilities surround reaching out to prospective students and families within designated areas, coordinating group events, traveling to college fairs, visiting high schools, and much more.

Crump joined CMU with 11 years of experience in higher education, focusing on admissions, operations, and recruitment. Formerly, she was the assistant director of admissions at Columbia College in Columbia, Mo. – where she had been employed since 2006.

“I have always valued education and it is something that I am passionate about,” Crump said. “I am so excited to get the opportunity to help others find that passion here at CMU. I look forward to working with all the talented staff, faculty and students.”

Crump received both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and a Master of Science degree in criminal justice administration from Columbia College.