Small University. Big Possibilities.
Join our dreamers and achievers.
At Baker, learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom: lively discussions and challenging course work, research and preprofessional conferences, leadership opportunities, study abroad, and student clubs.
Despite our small size—Baker graduates are known for their big accomplishments. Fortune 500 CEOs, New York Times best-selling authors, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and a Super Bowl champion all proudly claim Baker, the first university in Kansas, as their alma mater.
Baker University is located in Baldwin City, Kansas, a small town of about 4,000 residents. It’s just far enough away.
Minutes from Lawrence
Minutes from Kansas City
Meet your admissions counselors
Brian Boyle | Associate Director of Admissions
913.800.5462 | 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.
Emma Carter | Director of Admissions
785.594.8327 | 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.
Leilani Jauregui | Admissions Counselor
913.439.5733 | leilani.jauregui@bakerU.edu
Influenced early as a world traveler with an appreciation for food and strong coffee, Leilani enjoys traveling and breakfast dates with her husband, walking her dogs, and being active. Having finished an AA in liberal arts from Hawaii, Leilani returned to Southern California to complete her BA in religion with an emphasis in ministry and leadership. Having recently completed her MBA from Baker University, she is also part of Sigma Beta Delta. Leilani loves learning, and whether on an island, in a big city, or in a small town, she’s happily found home in the Heartland.
Anna McCullough | Assistant Director of International and Transfer Recruitment
785.329.1016 | +1 913.832.7756 | anna.mccullough@bakerU.edu
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 10 years of experience in higher education. Her top-five favorite world cities are Cape Town, Beirut, New Orleans, Tel Aviv, and Seoul. She is a proud minion to two benevolent feline overlords.
Haley Roberts| Admissions Counselor
913.562.9080 | haley.roberts@bakerU.edu
Having graduated in 2018 with a degree in elementary education, Haley is ecstatic to return home to her alma mater. While in college she was very involved in music and theatre and has continued to act in productions in Lawrence. Haley also loves iced tea, exercising, reading, and spending time with her family.
Deeva Sharma | Admissions Counselor
785.746.4022 | deeva.sharma@bakerU.edu
A 2016 graduate of Baker University and an English major, Deeva is a proud Wildcat. While attending Baker, Deeva was involved with various activities across campus, including The Watershed, BU’s literary magazine. What she loves most about campus is Case Hall, having spent a majority of her time in that building during her undergraduate years. In her free time, Deeva enjoys watching “The Bachelor” and spending time with her family.
Nick Yarbrough | Admissions Counselor
913.444.6323 | nick.yarbrough@bakerU.edu
Nick, from Olathe, Kansas, graduated from Baker University in 2017 with a degree in business management and minors in Spanish and accounting. While on campus, he was involved as a University Admissions Assistant and in Fraternity and Sorority Life. Nick is an avid baseball fan and spent his first two years at Baker on the baseball team. After spending several years after graduation in the professional fraternity and sorority life industry, he is excited to come back home to help students make the best decision of their life to attend Baker University.