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Meet Adam Shelden

Adam Shelden

Title: Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Recruiting Territory:The following counties in Missouri: Christian, Dade, Dallas, Greene, Hickory, Polk
Phone: (417) 328-1812
Twitter: @SBU_Adam

Degree: Education Administration in the Church

Alma Mater: Southwest Baptist University, 2013

Years of Admissions Experience: Two

Hometown: Waynesville, MO

Family: My wife, Elizabeth, and I live in Bolivar, but our families primarily live in Waynesville and the surrounding area. Elizabeth graduated from SBU with a degree in Accounting and Information Assurance and works as the Controller for an insurance company in Bolivar.

Hobbies: Some of my hobbies including fishing and hunting. I love to be outdoors and to work with my hands.

What sets SBU apart from other universities? SBU has a foundation of strong academic excellence, and is a leader in several areas. For example, the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at SBU has full international accreditation by ABET's Computer Accrediting Commission. ABET is the most widely recognized accreditation standard for engineering and technology programs around the world. And SBU is the only accredited computer science program at an evangelical Christian college within a 500 miles radius of Bolivar and the only accredited computer science program at a private school in Missouri.

Why did you choose to work for SBU? I truly believe in the mission and purpose of SBU. The impact SBU has had on my life will always remain with me. I want to give to future students what SBU gave to me - the ability to get a top-notch education within a caring, Christian environment.

What advice do you have for prospective students? Do not delay your college search process; begin early!

What is your favorite thing to do in Bolivar? I love to go to the park, attend SBU events, and be involved in my church.