Meet Your Admission Counselor
Associate Director of Admission
Johnson County, Kansas, Jackson County, Missouri, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
800.873.4282 ext 4569
Twice a Baker graduate, Angela received both her undergraduate degrees in accounting and mass communication and her Master of Business Administration from Baker. From the moment she stepped foot on Baker’s campus as a senior in high school, Angela fell in love with campus and its warm and friendly students and faculty. Angela never lost her connection to Baker and remained active in volunteer roles after graduation, recently joining the Admission team. She is originally from Raytown, Mo., and comes from a true Wildcat family; her father and brother both graduated from BU. She enjoys riding and training horses with her two daughters and participating in water sports.
Renay Carter, Assistant Director of Admission
Transfer Students, Western & Central Kansas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska
800.873.4282 ext 8324
Renay has worked in admissions since August 2007 but first arrived at Baker in August 2003 as a student and athlete. Renay graduated in May 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Physical Education. Renay loves to read, play volleyball, go shopping and hang out with her nephew. At 6' 1", Renay is the shortest person in her family.
Rick Cowart, Associate Director of Admission
East-Central Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
800.873.4282 ext. 4576
Rick has worked in admissions for more than 25 years, bringing his knowledge to Baker University in November 2004. He received a bachelor’s degree from Central Methodist University. His wife is a music teacher in Lee’s Summit, Mo., and they have two children. The younger is a Baker graduate. While not at Baker or on the road, Rick loves to spend leisure time with his family, read and listen to music.
Clarence Scott, Admission Counselor
Public Schools in Metro Kansas City and Independence, Mo., Northeastern Kansas, Arkansas, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
800.873.4282 ext. 8348
Clarence, from St. Petersburg, Fla., is a 2012 graduate. He earned a degree in mass media with a focus in broadcasting and played football for the Wildcats for four years. He also served as the basketball film coordinator and manager. Clarence worked on Baker's television station and in radio as well. He is using his broadcasting skills as the color analyst for the Baldwin Bulldogs high school football games.
Amanda Hershberger, Admission Counselor
Southeastern Kansas, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
800.873.4282 ext. 8323
Amanda was an undergraduate student at Baker from 2008 to 2012. Originally from Hesston, Kan., Amanda was attracted by the small school feel, but big school opportunities at Baker. While studying elementary education, Amanda was an active Baker Ambassador, University Admission Assistant and Freshman Salon Student Leader. Amanda loves interacting with prospective students and recruiting them to a school she loves so dearly. She hopes they will have the same great experience she did. Interestingly, Amanda is the oldest of four children in her family but the shortest.
Daniel McKinney, Senior Associate Director for Focused Recruitment
School of Nursing | International Students | Art, Music & Theatre Students | Out-of-State Transfers
800.873.4282 ext. 8458
Daniel has more than 25 years of experience in the admission profession. His degrees are in music performance and pedagogy, and he is a tenor singer. He and his wife, Lori, who is the conductor of the Baker University Orchestra, love to work with students and their families. Daniel’s leisure time includes six children and five grandchildren, travel, practicing and performing music, listening to all kinds of music, attending musical and visual art events, fishing, exercising and reading.
Kevin Kropf, Director of Enrollment Management
800.873.4282 ext. 8327
Kevin joined the Baker Office of Admission in October of 2010. Kevin oversees the admission staff and the application review process among other duties. A graduate of Kenyon College with a degree in sociology economics, he earned a Master of Education from Baldwin Wallace College (interesting note: the Baldwin in Baldwin Wallace and Baldwin City are the same person . . . John Baldwin). Kevin and his wife, Meredith, are the proud parents of three children: Maggie, Christian and Beckett. The Kropfs reside in Baldwin City and enjoy swimming, sports of all kinds and reading.