Meet Your Admissions Counselor
Emma Carter, Assistant Director of Admissions
Osage, Miami, Franklin, Anderson, Lynn, Coffey, Marshall, Brown, Nemaha, Jefferson, Jackson, Wabaunsee, Shawnee & Douglas Counties | Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin | International Students
A history major and 2003 graduate of Baker University, Emma earned a master's degree from the University of Montevallo in Alabama. A proud Oklahoman, Emma was raised in Checotah, the hometown of country music singer Carrie Underwood. Emma and the American Idol winner actually attended the same high school for two years. In her free time, Emma enjoys crafting, sewing and exercising with her dogs.
Rhonda Patterson, Associate Director of Admissions
Transfer Students | Johnson, Doniphan, Atchison, Leavenworth & Wyandotte Counties in Kansas | Jackson County in Missouri | Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Rhonda, who previously worked for the university from 1990 to 2000, returned to Baker in 2014 because of her passion for education, student development and campus involvement. Rhonda received her bachelor's degree from Washburn University and her Master of Business Administration from Baker. When she is not bragging about Baker to students and their families, Rhonda enjoys spending time with her family, who are typically at a sporting event or watching one on TV.
Savannah Smith, Assistant Director of Admissions
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming | Southeastern, Central & Western Kansas
Originally from Mansfield, Texas, Savannah played volleyball for four years at Baker, where she majored in business marketing and management. As an out-of-state student, she was attracted to Baker because of the campus beauty and how genuinely nice everyone was on campus.
Kevin Kropf, Senior Director of Admissions
Oversees the College of Arts and Sciences Office of Admissions and Admissions for the School of Education
A longtime admissions professional, Kevin has worked at Baker since October 2010. He is a 1993 graduate of Kenyon College, where he majored in economics and sociology. He earned a master's degree from Baldwin Wallace in 1995 and will soon earn a doctoral degree from Baker University. He and his wife, Meredith, have three children.