Bob Yoder, campus minister
Bob Yoder, assistant professor and director of youth ministry at GC since 2003 and part-time as minister of youth and young adults for the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference since 2001, will begin serving in his new role Aug. 1. He will continue to teach one course and offer some administrative oversight to the youth ministry program. Yoder received a bachelor's degree from Eastern Mennonite University and, in 2001, a master of divinity degree from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary. He is a doctoral candidate in ministry at Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.).
Char Hochstetler, associate dean of student services
Char Hochstetler '81 joins the campus Aug. 1 after working as a team leader and therapist of the family intervention team at Oaklawn Mental Health Center in Goshen since 2004. She was previously dean of students at Hesston (Kan.) College for eight years. Hochstetler, who earned a master of social work degree from the University of Kansas, will provide administrative oversight for the counseling, wellness and health and campus ministries program areas on campus. She will directly provide counseling, mental health assessments, educational programming and crisis intervention.
Lynn Jackson, executive director of enrollment
Lynn Jackson, who started June 12, began her admissions career in 1985 as a counselor at Hesston (Kan.) College and comes to GC after working as the director of admissions for Maryville University of Saint Louis. She has also served in the admission offices of Tabor University and the University of Charleston (W.Va.). She earned an undergraduate degree from Kansas State University, then a master's degree in education and counseling/school psychology from Wichita State University in 1986. She is a doctoral candidate in student affairs in higher education at Kansas State University.
Galen Graber '83 was named director of institutional research.
Joel Short '04 was named financial aid counselor.
Goshen College extends best wishes to the following individuals who are moving on after serving the campus in various roles:
Jim Alvarez '84 assistant professor of business and executive director of Family Business Program
Betsy Eggink financial aid counselor
Phil Good-Elliott director of counseling
Nancy Ryan '79 associate professor of communication and education
Sue Shelly serials and services librarian
Sylvia Shirk Charles '73 campus pastor