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Meet Your Admissions Counselor

Your admissions counselor will be your partner through your college search process. They are just a call, text, or email away to answer your questions. And as Baker grads, they can give you the inside scoop on Baldwin City and campus life.

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Ashley Daub, ’23
Admissions Counselor

Cell: 913.832.2918 | Desk: 785.594.8323

Ashley was born and raised in Independence, Missouri.  While at Baker she majored in Spanish and communication studies and minored in leadership studies. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in organizational leadership. In her free time, she loves to travel, go to concerts, and crochet.

Southern Kansas City Metro, Johnson & Miami Counties in Kansas, Out of State

Ethan Dean, ’21
Admissions Counselor

Cell: 913.972.7008 | Desk: 785.594.8348

Ethan grew up in Overbrook, Kansas, where he participated in many sports, including wrestling, which was his first love. He wrestled at Barton Community College for two years and at Baker University for three. He earned a Bachelor of Science in public health. Ethan has four dogs: Cleo, Cal, Muffins, and Sidney. In his free time, he enjoys grilling, collecting shoes, and being a super fan of the North Carolina Tar Heels. He is also an avid outdoorsman and trains for Ironman competitions.

Northern Kansas City Metro, Wyandotte County in Kansas, Missouri, Out of State

Jason Knapp
Associate Director of Admissions

Cell: 785.832.7756 | Desk: 785.594.8335

Jason grew up in southwest Missouri where he earned a bachelor’s in political science from Missouri Southern State University and a master’s in international affairs from Missouri State University. He joined Baker after leaving Colorado where he worked as an associate director of admissions. Jason also teaches online political science courses and has over 14 years’ experience in higher education. He has been to 12 countries and enjoys traveling. Jason is also a huge craft coffee appreciator with a French press in his office.

Transfer Students

Dr. Anna McCullough, ’02
Director of Student Academic Success

Desk: 785.594.8458 | Cell: +1 913.832.7756

Anna, a native of Topeka, Kansas, earned a degree in history from Baker in 2002. She also completed a master’s and Ph.D. in Latin and Roman History from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She is a humanities proselytizer and global citizen with over 15 years of experience in higher education. Her top-five favorite world cities are Cape Town, Beirut, New Orleans, Tel Aviv, and Seoul.

International Students

Doug Tabbert, ’89
Assistant Director of Admissions & Athletic Liaison

Cell: 913.439.9538 | Desk: 785.594.4554


A native of Perry, Kansas, Doug graduated from Baker with Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and business. He also has a master’s degree in developmental kinesiology from Bowling Green State University. His professional experiences before returning to Baker include over 20 years as a collegiate women’s volleyball coach and instructor at various institutions. His favorite nonwork activities include golf, bicycling, and coaching club volleyball.

Eastern Kansas, Out of State

Darchelle Welch
Admissions Counselor

Cell: 913.378.5232 | Desk: 785.594.4592


Darchelle was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas, where she participated in many varsity sports, including cross country, track, and cheerleading. She ran track at Kansas State University, where she earned a bachelor’s in kinesiology, nutrition, and exercise science, along with a minor in business. Before coming to Baker, she worked as a high school special education and biology teacher and head cross country and track coach in Texas. At Baker she also serves as an assistant cross country and distance coach. She is pursuing a master’s in sports administration. In her free time, she loves to travel, hang out with friends, go to sporting events, exercise, and play with her pup.

Wester Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Out of State




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