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The Woods
Around The Woods
By Heather Vanderborg '10
Sarah Munns
recently joined William
Woods University as the new dean of
admissions. She comes to WWU with
extensive experience in the admissions,
enrollment services and fnancial
aid areas.
Munns completed her bachelor of arts
degree at Central Methodist University
in Fayette, Mo., where she studied
interdisciplinary studies in communica-
tion and elementary education. She also
completed the Midwest Association of
Student Financial Aid Administrators
Summer Institute at Baldwin-Wallace
College in Berea, Ohio, in 2004.
Upon graduation from Central Method-
ist University in 1998, Munns joined the
staff as an admissions counselor. She
managed one of fve territories, orga-
nized and advised an effective Student
Ambassador Program and served on
retention, orientation, residence hall
renovation and Greek committees.
Two years later, she was promoted to
assistant director of admissions for the
university and helped to generate a
record incoming freshman class.
In 2002, she was named the regional
director of enrollment services at
Westminster College. A year later she
added the responsibilities of assistant
director of fnancial aid. In 2006 she was
promoted to assistant director of
enrollment services and assistant
director of fnancial aid. She also
served as a member of the strategic
planning committee and the admissions
committee for Westminster College.
For the past two years, Munns has
worked as an account executive for
MOHELA (Missouri Higher Education
Loan Authority).
Munns has been active in several
organizations, including the Missouri
Association for College Admission
Counseling, the National Association
of College Admissions Counseling
and the program committee of the
Missouri Association for Financial
Aid Professionals.
She is the wife of
Darren Munns
, head
baseball coach at WWU since 2005.
By Heather Vanderborg '10
A grant to enhance “Greening the
Campus” is one of four micro-grants
recently received by William Woods
University professors.
Cassie Davis
, WWU service-learning
coordinator and an AmeriCorps VISTA
member, assisted the professors in
applying for the grants from Missouri
Campus Compact.
WWU Hires New Dean of Admissions
WWU Professors Receive Missouri Campus Compact Micro-Grants
“Initiatives Toward a Greener ‘Woods,’”
aims to increase campus involvement
and awareness of recycling and
conserving energy.
Harriet Yelon
, associate professor
of social work, received funding to
boost the “Greening the Campus”
movement. Honors freshmen enrolled in
the Connections course will assist Yelon
in researching and discussing ways to
further encourage recycling on campus.
They will also help the campus
continue to develop a sustainable
recycling system.
Students will research and brainstorm a
number of ideas, including ways to get
all of the residence halls more involved
in recycling, more energy-effcient
lighting options for campus buildings
and fnding out how often the university
can dispose of hazardous waste.