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Movers & Shakers: September 2022

Movers & Shakers: September 2022

Jennifer Crump

Columbia College recently announced the hiring of Jennifer Crump as associate vice president of recruiting and admissions. In this new role, Jennifer oversees strategic partnerships, recruitment, and admissions for the college’s traditional Day and Columbia College Global programs. Jennifer is a two-time alumna of Columbia College, earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice. Jennifer was also previously a member of the Columbia College staff, serving as assistant director of admissions. Jennifer previously served as vice president for Enrollment Management at William Woods University from 2020 to 2022 and associate director of Admissions from 2017 to 2020. She has been a member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers since 2007 and was awarded the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Award in 2018. She is also a member of both the Missouri and National Associations for College Admissions Counseling.


Becky Pemberton

Compass Chiropractic & Wellness is excited to announce the addition of Becky Pemberton, IBCLC, to its team. Becky is passionate about supporting all families in their breastfeeding journey. “Reminding moms of the miracle their body is and that her body grew her baby, birthed her baby, and can provide food to nourish her baby is so special.” Becky earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from MU.  


J. Scott Christianson

J. Scott Christianson has been named director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) at the Trulaske College of Business at MU. Prior to joining the college, he owned and operated Kaleidoscope Videoconferencing for 15 years and served as vice president for the State Technical College Board of Regents. Scott has extensive experience and thought leadership in technology, information systems, and startups, making him uniquely situated to lead a center focused on entrepreneurship and innovation. Under his leadership, the center will focus on international entrepreneurship and collaboration, integrating with the MU Institute, and developing and delivering entrepreneurship programs within the college and across campus.


Dr. Shadel Hamilton

Columbia College announced that Dr. Shadel Hamilton will serve as the vice president for Columbia College Global (CCG). Hamilton will join the college in September, and he will oversee all CCG operations across its 40 campuses and online platforms. Dr. Hamilton has more than 20 years of experience in higher education, including the last seven years of executive leadership roles at Saint Leo University. Prior to Saint Leo, he worked as associate director of Academic Services for Purdue University Global from 2005 to 2012. Dr. Hamilton holds a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from Johnson & Wales University, a master’s degree in management and change leadership from Kaplan University, and a Doctor of Education degree in educational leadership from Northcentral University.


Wilbur Lin

After a year-long search, the Missouri Symphony (MOSY) Board of Directors announced internationally acclaimed conductor Wilbur Lin was appointed the new music director designate of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra and Missouri Symphony Conservatory. Recent highlights include his debut with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, and guest appearances with the Indianapolis Chamber, LaPorte Symphony, and Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Academy orchestras. Wilbur also recently finished his tenure as assistant conductor with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. His first engagement in COMO will be September 18 at the opening rehearsal for the Missouri Symphony Conservatory fall 2022 semester.  

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