Umphrey began working at LCU in October 2009, and in January 2012 he
assumed the duties of associate director of admission in the
department of enrollment. In his new position as director of
undergraduate admission, Umphrey will develop and implement
recruitment, communication and marketing plans that meet the
university's mission and goals. He also seeks to increase the
visibility of the LCU campus by expanding its outreach to the
Although student recruitment and enrollment remain an essential
aspect of his department, Umphrey believes recruitment is more about
influence than numbers.
"If I can help a student call LCU home, then I've succeeded,"
Umphrey said. "Home is a place where one grows, but it's also a
place where one leaves and impacts the world. If I don't do that,
then I have students here for the wrong reason."
Wilkinson began his responsibilities with Lincoln Christian
University in March 2011, serving as help desk lead in the campus
technology department. As systems administrator, Wilkinson's primary
duties are to manage LCU's servers and network infrastructure. He
currently holds the certification of CompTIA Server+.
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"It's definitely more of a behind-the-scenes position," Wilkinson
said, "but one that is quickly noticed if something isn't working
This certainly rang true recently, when a daylong server outage
at the off-campus host site affected LCU operations. Wilkinson's
experience and professionalism helped the campus community cope with
the situation -- even as the servers were being restored.
Wilkinson continues to work with a support team that he calls
"outstanding" and credits his recent success in the job to the
"camaraderie" found there.
Established in Lincoln in 1944, LCU has as its mission to equip
Christians to serve and lead in the church, the workplace and the
world. Today, LCU offers a variety of degree programs for
undergraduate, graduate and seminary students. Classes are offered
on campus, at extension sites and online. To learn more, visit www.lincolnchristian.edu.
[Text from file received from
Lincoln Christian University]