BOLIVAR, Mo. — Southwest Baptist University is set to confer degrees upon 166 Fall 2020 graduates during commencement ceremonies on Friday, Nov. 20 in two locations – the Jane and Ken Meyer Wellness and Sports Center and Pike Auditorium in Mabee Chapel on the Bolivar campus.
Dr. Kevin Schriver ’83, dean of the Geneva Casebolt College of Arts and Sciences and professor of psychology, will deliver the commencement address at the May 2020, Arts and Sciences, and Professional Programs ceremonies. Dea Geujen, chief nursing officer of Mercy Springfield, will be the featured speaker at the Health Professions and Associate of Nursing ceremonies.
Schriver, who joined the SBU faculty in 1989, currently serves as SBU’s NCAA faculty representative to the Great Lakes Valley Conference and the NCAA Division II membership, and most recently served on the steering committee for the Higher Learning Commission accreditation review for SBU. He and his wife, Denise, attend Second Baptist Church in Springfield, Mo., and have been involved with the Stained Glass Theatre in Ozark, Mo. They have three grown children, all of whom graduated from SBU.
Geujen has served as the chief nursing officer of Mercy Springfield since 2017, and began her career with Mercy 17 years ago by assisting with opening the ambulatory surgery center. Her involvement in orthopedic care at Mercy led to her assisting in the planning and development in Mercy’s Orthopedic Hospital Springfield. Geujen and her husband have two daughters.