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SCO recently announced a number of key staffing hires and a promotion. All four positions work closely with students and alumni:
Lauren Trowbridge brings a strong background in fundraising/development to our institution. Her most recent position was Corporate Development Officer for Make A Wish Foundation. She previously was associated with the American Cancer Society, with responsibility for Northeast Arkansas and the Memphis area as the Community Development Manager. She began her development/fundraising career with the March of Dimes, also in Arkansas. She holds an undergraduate degree from Liberty University and a master’s degree from Liberty Theological Seminary.
Delores Johnson came to SCO from American National University, where her last position was Director of Health Information Management. Her responsibilities included not only student instruction and administrative responsibilities associated with program maintenance and accreditation but also oversight, leadership, and direction in the Health Information Management program. She has also held various positions in healthcare in several organizations, including Baptist-Trinity Healthcare Services and Methodist Health Systems. She holds an undergraduate degree in Health Care Management from Southern Illinois University and a master’s degree in Health Informatics and Information Management from UT Health Science Center.
Rebecca Smietana was named Assistant Director of Admissions and Student Services. Rebecca held the Student Services and Admissions Officer position at SCO from August 2017 through December 2019 before she departed to serve as Director of Partner Relations for the Global Learning Collective. Prior to her time at SCO, she worked for both Saginaw Valley State University and the University of Michigan, providing advising and enrollment services for international education programs. Mrs. Smietana has an MBA from the University of Michigan-Flint. As Assistant Director of Admissions and Student Services, she will focus on traditional Registrar functions while participating in the full scope of the department’s functions.
Mike Robertson’s existing role was expanded to include the direct supervision and coordination of work for Rebecca Smietana’s position, as well as for the Director of Student Recruitment, Student Services and Admissions Officer and Student Services Administrative Assistant. Robertson’s new title will become Senior Director-Admissions and Student Services at the beginning of our new fiscal year.