Central Methodist University Hires Transfer Coordinator
Marks new emphasis on transfer students
In an ongoing effort to help college students find the best fit for their studies, Central Methodist University has created a Transfer Coordinator position in the Office of Admission.
The first person to hold this job will be Gregory Ray, new assistant transfer coordinator and recruiter. He is familiar with recruitment and transfer issues from all perspectives, including having transferred to CMU himself.
Ray will assist students at community colleges, including CMU’s College of Graduate and Extended Studies partners across Missouri and in adjacent states, to determine their best route to obtaining a bachelor’s degree from CMU. He will help transfers from other institutions enroll at CMU as well.
“I am excited to have Greg as a member of our team,” said Larry Anderson, director of admission at CMU. “He will be a great addition the CMU Admission Team, developing relationships with community colleges both in Missouri and the bordering states.”
Ray spent his first career in the United States Army and then the Alaska Army National Guard where his duties included station commander, recruitment, and marketing. When he decided to add a college degree to his accomplishments, he became a transfer student to CMU in 2011.
“I hope to help increase the numbers and diversity of the student population at Central Methodist,” Ray said. “Since I arrived from Alaska, Central has gained nearly a dozen students from that state.
“Central offers a feel-good environment and a central location. Because working in recruiting was my area of expertise, I decided I could do more for kids as a transfer coordinator,” he added. “I can open up doors for them.”
“With Greg’s previous background in recruiting,” Anderson said, “both in the military and for our CMU women’s basketball team, we have hired an experienced individual. He has a great personality and is no stranger to hard work and long hours.”
While at CMU, Ray served as an assistant women’s basketball coach. He graduated in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management degree at Central. Ray started work in July.
Posted July 25, 2013