SCU Hires New Admissions Director

Mike Stovall, a veteran leader in higher education and admissions, has been hired as the new Director of Admissions at Southwestern Christian University

Stovall has served the past 10 years as the School and Community Relations Director at Oklahoma City’s Platt College. He was hired for the position following the re-assignment of former admissions director Joe Blackwell as the university’s new Vice-President of Development.

“In bringing Mike to Southwestern Christian University, we have selected the best fit for our enrollment management team,” said Brad Davis, Vice-President of Student Life. “He has made a difference every place he has worked and has demonstrated his commitment to helping students and families with the college selection process. We are thrilled he is joining us at SCU.”

Stovall began his career in higher education as an associate director of admissions at St. Gregory’s University in 1999.  At SGU, he was in charge of brand development and responsible for recruiting and networking with students in Oklahoma high schools and two-year colleges. In addition, he started the women’s varsity golf program at the university. His inaugural team finished 18th in the 2001 NAIA National rankings.

He then progressed to Lyon College in Batesville, AR, where he served as the Regional Director of Enrollment Services in 2004 and 2005 before returning back to his home state to take over duties at Platt.

“I believe Southwestern Christian University is positioned to build upon the significant achievements of the past efforts of its Admissions’ team and achieve even greater levels in the future," Stovall said. "Visiting campus confirmed for me how special this institution is and I wanted to be part of the enrollment management team helping SCU reach higher. The staff in the Office of Admissions is a great group of professionals and I look forward to working with them to serve our students.”

Stovall holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Oklahoma Christian University and has taken graduate courses at Oklahoma City University in liberal arts.

He will begin his new duties at SCU on Jan. 16.