Admissions Staff


CounselorsAdmission counselors

Adam Jenkins

Director of Admission

Adam joined Central Methodist University in August 2014 after sharpening his student recruitment skills in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota. The North Dakota native has both his Bachelor's (English) and Master's (Business Administration) degrees from the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D. He and his wife Desirae are parents of daughters Ava and Allyson.


HrdinaMary Hrdina

Admission Manager

Mary has been employed at Central since February 1993. She enjoys gardening and her grandchildren. Mary and her husband, Gerald, reside in Fayette.






 ShawPenny Pihana Shaw

Admission Specialist

Penny has been employed at Central since January 2002. She and her husband, Dale, have three children: Makai '02, Kalei and Mauka '06, and four grandchildren. She enjoys Ohana time, hula, Hawaii nei, glass engraving and her job at CMU. Her favorite past-time is babysitting.





Camrun MontgomeryCamrun Montgomery

Campus Visit Coordinator

Camrun has been employed at Central since March 2016. She obtained her Bachelors of Psychology during her time at CMU. She and her fiancé, Daniel, live in Fayette together with their two dogs Layla and Hershee. The small family enjoys spending time with friends and visiting family in their spare time.


 Ken OliverKen Oliver

Vice-President of Institutional Growth and Student Engagement

Ken Oliver has diverse experience in higher education. Over the past 20 years, Oliver has served as an assistant coach, head coach, associate professor, director of student-athlete retention, dean of students and enrollment, director of athletics and vice president.