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Your Admissions Team

If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact any of our admissions staff listed below. We’re excited to help you become a member of the Lion Pride!

Joplin Metro Recruiter
Open Position

Regions: Southeast Kansas, Northeast Oklahoma, Midwest Missouri, Joplin Metro and Southwest Missouri

Josh Curran
Senior Admissions Counselor – Graduate and Transfer

Phone: 417-625-3126
Email: curran-j@mssu.edu

Jason Stockbridge
Regional Admissions Counselor

Phone: 918-212-6278
Email: stockbridge-j@mssu.edu
Regions: Tulsa Metro

Alyson Hoffman
Regional Admissions Counselor

Email: hoffman-a@mssu.edu
Regions: Kansas City Metro, Nebraska and Iowa

Mary Benavidez
Regional Admissions Counselor

Phone: 417-625-3547
Email: benavidez-m@mssu.edu
Regions: Springfield Metro

Demi Ward
Regional Admissions Counselor

Email: ward-demi@mssu.edu
Regions: Arkansas and Crowder College

St. Louis Recruiter

Regions: St. Louis Metro

Abby Bishop
Admissions Coordinator of Campus Visits

Phone: 417-625-9743
Email: bishop-a@mssu.edu


Stephanie Goad
Senior Coordinator of International Recruitment and Admissions

Phone: 417-625-9372
Email: goad-s@mssu.edu

Jesse Briscoe
International Student Services Coordinator

Phone: 417-625-3513
Email: briscoe-j@mssu.edu

Administration, Communication, and Data

Dr. Shellie Hewitt
Dean of Admissions
Email: hewitt-s@mssu.edu

Leona Belk
Assistant Director of Admissions, Operations, and Communications
Email: belk-l@mssu.edu

Kirby Galbraith
Admissions, Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 417-625-3028
Email: galbraith-k@mssu.edu

Brooklyn Friend
Admissions Administrative Assistant
Phone: 417-625-9378
Email: friend-b@mssu.edu


Kristin Taylor
Admissions Processing and Data Specialist
Phone: 417-625-9819
Email: taylor-kristin@mssu.edu