Jennielle Strother, former director of admissions at nearby Concordia University, is the new director of recruiting and admissions at Seminary of the Southwest.
A native of San Antonio, Strother is a graduate of Lon Morris College, where she was student body president, and Dallas Baptist University. She returned to Lon Morris in the late 1990s to be dean of women, head volleyball coach and interim director of admissions.
After coaching at both the high school and college level, she joined Concordia as admissions director in 2007. Campus visits by prospective students tripled, and every admissions performance measure exceeded its target goals during her tenure there.
"Jennielle Strother revamped the recruiting process, significantly boosted enrollment and launched imaginative initiatives like a 'Facebook-style' social network portal that linked prospective students to the wider university community during her work at Concordia," said the Very Rev. Douglas Travis, seminary dean and president. "She brings seven years of higher education experience to our community and we welcome her energy, creativity and commitment to Christian education."