Bethany Theological Seminary has filled the new position of executive director of admissions and student services with the hiring of Lori Current, Richmond, Indiana. She comes to administration at the Seminary from Indiana University East in Richmond, where she has held the position of assistant director of admissions.
In her six years with IUE, Current has focused on improving a partnership with community colleges, especially Ivy Tech in Richmond, and increasing the number of transfer students enrolling at the university in consecutive semesters. She has also helped solidify a contractual partnership with the Women’s Tennis Association and the Association of Tennis Professionals to assist transfer and online students who play professional tennis. She is a graduate of Taylor University.
Current is on the board of directors of the Indiana Transfer Council, sanctioned through the Commission of Higher Education. An active community businessperson and resident, she is membership chair of the Richmond Rotary Club, a past president of Helping Young Professionals Engage, and a 2015 recipient of Wayne County’s Outstanding Young Professional award.
“Lori brings to the Seminary a wealth of admissions experience and firsthand knowledge in building networks of mutual support and collaboration,” said Jeff Carter, president of Bethany. “As the Seminary explores new ways in reaching out to potential students, Lori’s focus on a student-centered admissions experience; the value of trusted churches, institutions, and friends who call persons to ministry; and creativity in exploring new pathways to Seminary education will further enhance Bethany’s mission and expand our student body. I am pleased to welcome Lori to the Bethany community.”
Bailey Schroeder, Richmond, Indiana, will be filling the position of administrative assistant for admissions and student services. Also from IUE, Schroeder has held the position of assistant director of admissions at the university for three years. In addition to managing recruitment from more than twenty-five high schools, she has provided leadership in the implementation of the computer database and maintenance of web pages for the admissions department. She is a graduate of Earlham College.
Both Current and Schroeder will begin at Bethany on January 3, 2017.