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.






Paige Sanderspaige

Campus Visit Coordinator

Paige graduated from Glasgow high school in 2004. After high school, she went on to obtain her AA degree in Business at Moberly Area Community College in 2006. She has been employed with CMU since August 2012. Paige currently resides in Armstrong with her husband Chris and her three sons Owen, Paxton and Jude. In her spare time she enjoys reading books about history and spending time with her family. She is currently finishing her Bachelor’s Degree with CMU in Psychology. Paige loves getting to know prospective students and their families through her job at CMU.


ShawPenny Pihana Shaw

Admission Specialist

Penny has been employed as 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.





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.