Top Admissions Recruiter Julia Mahurin Returns To CMU

Holds Record Number For Mid-Missouri Recruitment; Now Zoning In On Kansas City

August 31, 2018

By MAGGIE GEBHARDT / mgebhardt@centralmethodist.edu

MahurinBehind many students who make the tough decision where they’d like to attend college is usually a talented admissions recruiter who stood out from the rest.

A large number of high school students chose to attend Central Methodist University between 2007 and 2015 thanks to one talented, record-holding recruiter.

During her last year at Central Methodist (2015), Julia Mahurin, a Glasgow native, individually recruited 95 students to Central – impressively surpassing admissions goals for her recruitment area by over 20 students. Now, she has returned to CMU – her alma mater – with the mission to once again exceed goals for the benefit of Central.  

“Central Methodist is a fantastic University – one that helped me discover my passions and pursue them in my profession,” Mahurin said. “I’m so excited to have the opportunity to once again shine light on the excellence of Central, and encourage high school students to discover it for themselves.”

Mahurin will be recruiting for Central’s Admissions Department part time, focusing on the Kansas City area as a regional admission representative. She, her husband, Dan, and their children reside in Grain Valley – just outside of Kansas City.

“Julia’s impressive background recruiting students for Central makes her the perfect fit for our team,” said Dr. Joe Parisi, vice president for Enrollment Management at CMU. “Through her talent and passion for Central, I believe she will guide prospective students in seeing CMU as a place they belong, therefore enriching our efforts to meet enrollment goals.” 

When Mahurin worked for Central years ago, she began her career as an admission representative. During her eight years at the University, she was promoted to assistant director of admission, and then associate director of admission.

It was in 2015 when she relocated to Grain Valley, where she is now the owner of The Mahurin Agency, a property and casualty insurance company.

Mahurin graduated from Central Methodist in 2007, and holds a bachelor’s degree in communication studies.