Residential Campus in Baldwin City
An Inclusive Community of Do-Gooders & Achievers
The Baldwin City campus is home to a diverse, open-minded, and hyperinvolved student body. More than 90 percent of our students are involved in at least one extracurricular activity, which makes for a vibrant campus experience. In fact, student involvement is one of the top reasons students choose Baker. Not only do our students make fast friends through their activities but they also excel after graduation: We’ve seen former Mungano officers win Pulitzer Prizes and former fraternity presidents lead Fortune 500 companies.
Don’t let the idyllic, small-town location fool you—Baker graduates are known for their big-city accomplishments.
Brian Boyle | Associate Director of Admissions
Southeastern Kansas, Texas, Southeastern States | Athletic Recruiting Liaison
913.439.9538 | brian.boyle@bakerU.edu
A 1996 graduate with a degree in history, Brian has been a part Baker since childhood, when he served as a ball boy for the football team and batboy for the baseball team. He played football for the Wildcats, earning First Team All-Conference and playing defensive end in the national semifinal game. After graduation he coached football for nine seasons. After a 10-year career in the mortgage industry, Brian returns to Baker to work in the Office of Admissions. He and his wife, Jill, who graduated from Baker in 1997, have three children, all of whom consider themselves future Wildcats.
Dee Brown | Associate Director of Admissions
Wyandotte County, Kansas; Jackson County, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri
913.832.2918 | delynia.brown@bakerU.edu
Dee is a native of Kansas City and has worked in university admissions for several years. She enjoys helping students obtain their educational goals, and her students often refer to as the “cheerleader.” Dee earned her bachelor’s in criminal justice with emphasis in sociology from Washburn University. She also holds a Master of Business Administration. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and singing professionally.
Emma Carter | Assistant Director of Admissions
Northeastern Kansas | Arkansas, Oklahoma
913.832.7756 | emma.carter@bakerU.edu
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. In her free time, Emma enjoys crafting, sewing and exercising with her dogs.
Sydney Doster | Admissions Counselor
International Students | Johnson County, Kansas; Jackson County, Missouri, Private Schools
913.972.6708 | sydney.doster@bakerU.edu
A 2013 graduate of Baker University, Sydney majored in French and Spanish and was the recipient of a Fulbright Grant to teach English in Nepal. She found a second home in Nepal and ultimately decided to return to Kansas because nowhere else in the world compares. Sydney lives on a small farm, is an avid vegetarian and loves to spend time with her niece and nephew.
Rachel Haley | Admissions Counselor
Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Midwestern States
913.378.5232 | rachel.haley@bakerU.edu
As a psychology major and proud 2015 graduate of Baker University, Rachel began her professional career at the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation before returning to her alma mater. As a student, she was an active leader on campus and served in a variety of roles including Student Body President, Panhellenic Council Member, BU Watershed Selection Committee, and University Admissions Assistant. Her favorite thing about Baker is being on campus during the fall when the leaves begin to change. Rachel enjoys spending time with her identical twin sister, watching reruns of “How I Met Your Mother,” and completing her travel bucket list.
Parker Johnson | Admissions Counselor
Central and Western Kansas, Colorado, East & West Coasts
913.972.7008 | parker.johnson@bakerU.edu
A December 2014 graduate with a degree in psychology, Parker was active in a variety of campus organizations, including PsiChi psychology club, and student senate. He is from McPherson, Kansas.
Rhonda Patterson | Director of Transfer Recruitment
913.832.2483 | rhonda.patterson@bakerU.edu
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.
Cheryl McCrary | Director of Admissions
Cheryl McCrary has been a part of the Office of Admissions off and on since her graduation from Baker in 1987. A psychology and mass media major, she started at Baker as a student tour guide. She has held a number of positions over the past 30 years, but is most happy in her role as Director of Admissions. She earned her master’s degree from Baker in 2013 and is a proud mother of a Baker graduate and current Baker junior. She and her husband, George, live on Baker Street in Baldwin City!
College of Arts & Sciences | Undergraduate School of Education
To earn a bachelor’s degree from Baker University, you must complete the following:
- At least 128 credit hours:
- Courses must be numbered 100 and above with a minimum GPA of 2.00 for all credit hours completed at Baker that apply toward a degree.
- At least 39 of these hours must be in courses numbered 300 and above.
- A major area of concentration with a minimum GPA of 2.00 in all courses taken at Baker counted for the major
- 31-37 hours of Quest courses
- 6-13 hours of math, writing and language proficiencies
Detailed information about graduation requirements can be found in the course catalog.
Your next steps to becoming a Baker University Wildcat
- Potential student athletes must be declared eligible by the NAIA. You should do this before you sign a letter of intent or immediately after.
- Pay your $100 enrollment deposit online.
- The FAFSA priority deadline is March 15.
- Register for an orientation and enrollment session.
- Review your financial aid award with your admissions counselor. Don’t worry, we’ll call you.
- Need to visit one more time? Register online or call us at 785.594.8325 to schedule a personalized visit.
- Return financial aid award accepting (or declining) your scholarships, grants, loans and work study awards.
- Housing application is due by June 1.
- Graduate from high school and have your final transcript sent to Baker University.
- Have any college transcripts sent to Baker University.
- Request your AP test scores be sent to Baker University.
- Attend a summer orientation and enrollment session.
- If applicable, Federal Loan Entrance Counseling is due.
- If applicable, Master Promissory Note completion is due.
- Health history and record of required immunization form is due by June 1.
- Attend a summer orientation and enrollment session.
Visit the Department of Sports Medicine webpage to download the forms you must submit before you will be allowed to participate in practices and competition. These forms are due August 1.
- Attend summer orientation and enrollment session.
- If applicable, have final college transcripts sent to Baker University Office of Admissions.
- Pay bill and/or sign up for Tuition Management Systems.
- Last summer orientation and enrollment session
- Move in!