Spartan Preview Day Speakers


Dr. Keith Ross

Dr. Keith Ross assumed the presidency of Missouri Baptist University in January 2018 and began his tenure at MBU in 1992. During his time at MBU, he has successfully led three major fundraising campaigns that have provided resources to further the University’s Christ-centered mission. In 1987, Dr. Ross earned a bachelor of arts in religion from MBU. He earned a master of arts in organizational leadership in 2008 from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In 2014, he earned his doctorate of education in higher education leadership from Maryville University in St. Louis. In addition, Ross has completed postgraduate work at Harvard University’s Institute for Educational Management.

Cynthia Sutton

Executive Director of Admissions
With 20 years’ experience in higher education, Cynthia heads the Undergraduate Admissions team in recruiting and assisting incoming first year and transfer students.

Mary Kate Walton & MBU Student Performers

Mary Kate is our very own MBU Admissions Counselor. Mary Kate and some of our musically gifted students will highlight MBU’s commitment to fostering artistic talent. You may join in worship as you are inclined.

Aaron Lumpkin

Campus Minister
Aaron Lumpkin is the Campus Minister in the Office of Faith and Service. The Office of Faith and Service seeks to see lives changed by the good news of Jesus Christ by carrying out the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. We seek to lead and support the university in spiritual growth, servant leadership, and international engagement. Lumpkin has been with the Missouri Baptist University family since 2017.

Iris Dixon

Asst. Athletic Director

Iris Dixon serves as as Associate AD and Senior Women’s Administrator where she focuses on the administrative side of Athletics, specifically, academic and competitive compliance issues. She will also be looking for ways to enhance and grow programs which provide more opportunities for female student-athletes. Previously, Dixon served as the head coach of Spartans’ women’s basketball in 2011 and has been a part of the Missouri Baptist University basketball family since 2000.

Ethan Metzler

Resident Director, Pillsbury Huff Hall

Ethan Metzler is the resident director for Pillsbury Huff Resident Hall at Missouri Baptist University. He served as a residential assistant for 3 years while attending Missouri Baptist University. Ethan graduated in 2018 and has been serving our the students of MBU since 2019.

Kim Grey

Associate Dean of Students
As Associate Dean of Students, Kim Grey oversees MBU’s Student Health Services which includes making sure students have adequate access and services through our on-site clinic and assisting them with counseling and support for their individual behavioral health needs.

Colton Albers

MBU Student Ambassador
Colton is a junior studying Marketing at MBU. He is on the Men’s Volleyball team and a Resident Assistant on campus. Colton also enjoys working in the Admissions Department, giving tours to prospective students.

Destiny Shocklee

Student Financial Services
Destiny Shocklee serves in the Financial Services department at Missouri Baptist University. She obtained her degree from Missouri Baptist University and has been serving our students since 2018.