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Admissions team

Your admissions counselor will be with you through every step of becoming a Bluffton University student. From answering your questions as you first start to explore Bluffton, to celebrating with you as you make your decision to become a Bluffton University student. You are encouraged to contact your counselor as you need!
Most of us attended Bluffton, so we can tell you what student life is like from first-person experience. Interested in hearing from a student? You will likely be called by a student from our office or, if you come for a visit, a student will lead you and your family on a campus tour. Take advantage of these times to ask any questions you might have.
Admissions team:

Ron Headings, Vice president for enrollment management

Robin Hopkins, Director of admissions
Jessica Brackman, Assistant director of admissions
Abbie Norton, Assistant director of admissions
Phillip Birkey, Admissions counselor
Chelsey Lloyd
, Admissions counselor
Kaitlyn Kerr, Admissions counselor
Deanna Haan, Campus Visit Leader/Transfer Coordinator

Leah Schroeder, Personal visit coordinator

Emily Warner, Application processing coordinator

Student representatives to Pittsburgh 2011

Bluffton is grounded in the values of the Mennonite faith – peace, justice and service.


Phil, your admissions counselor, will walk with you through your journey to become a Bluffton student.


Studying in Bob's Place between classes.

Transfer students are welcomed for fall or spring semester, with a semester or two of credit, or with a completed associate’s degree.


Your admissions counselor, Erin, will work to make your transition to Bluffton  as seamless as possible. 

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Global Weekend banquet, 2012

Each year, Bluffton University welcomes many international students from countries across the globe including Ethiopia, Indonesia, Nigeria, Sweden, Burkina-Faso, Vietnam, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia.


Phil will work with you through the admissions process.  

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Admissions Calendar