The admissions department at Eastern Mennonite University will be led by Jason Good, PhD, beginning Oct. 7.
Graduating from EMU in 2005 with a double major in sociology and environmental science, Good has filled a number of roles at EMU: admissions counselor, associate director of admissions, director of retention, women’s head soccer coach, cross-cultural leader to Spanish-speaking countries, and instructor in several programs, Applied Social Sciences, Language and Literature, and the Adult Degree Completion Program.
“I look forward to continued enrollment success, a continued commitment to the Anabaptist mission and vision of Eastern Mennonite University, and superb admissions leadership from Dr. Jason Good,” said Luke Hartman, PhD, vice president for enrollment, in announcing Good’s appointment.
Good earned his master’s and doctorate in Hispanic studies from the Universidad de Cádiz in Andalucía, Spain. His dissertation, completed in Spanish, focused on the integration of immigrant students into educational systems, specifically analyzing how to welcome and retain underrepresented groups.
Good is the son of Nelson Good ’68 (founding director of what is now the Washington Community Scholars’ Center) and Betty Good-White ’67, a psychotherapist in Washington D.C., as well as the brother of Deborah Good ’02, the husband of Bryn Mullet Good ’06, and the nephew and grandson of alumni. In short, he has deep roots in this educational community, though he was raised in Washington D.C.
Good replaces Stephanie Shafer, who had been director of admissions since 2004, supervising Good in several of his roles. Shafer announced her intention in August to be director of development at Cornerstone Christian School, a Harrisonburg institution with students in preschool through grade 8, where she will be in charge of enrollment, marketing, public relations and fundraising.
“Stephanie leaves the EMU enrollment office in tremendous shape as she exits, bringing in two out of the three largest classes in over 14 years and being part of the sixth consecutive year of overall enrollment growth,” said Hartman in an email announcing her departure to the campus community. “We wish her the very best in her future endeavors and will miss her contribution immensely.”
Good’s former position of director of retention is now open, with candidates being considered by Hartman.