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January 7, 2015


Marcus Hicks named director of admissions


marcus hicksCowley College recently announced the hiring of Marcus Hicks as the school’s director of admissions.
Hicks graduated from Wichita State University in 1997 and earned a Master’s in management from Webster University in 2001.

He has spent the past 16 years working in the field of higher education. Along the way, Hicks has spent time as an assistant director of admissions, transfer counselor, admissions representative, and interim director of housing. He also spent time as an eligibility representative for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national office and previously served as an admissions representative for the Tulsa (OK) Welding School.

He also was a successful basketball coach at the collegiate level and had men and women’s coaching stints at Pratt Community College, Allen Community College, Newman University, York College, Bethany College, McPherson College, and Oklahoma Panhandle State University.

No longer involved in coaching, Hicks is looking forward to assuming the responsibilities of director of admissions at Cowley College.

“I have been affiliated with Cowley for a long time and have recruited a lot of students from the school,” Hicks said. “I talked with several people about this position and thought this would be a good fit for me.”
Josh Cobble, executive director of enrollment management, was impressed with Hicks previous experience in the admissions field.

“He has proven himself as someone who can get it done,” Cobble said. “He has great energy and lots of experience in several different realms of admissions and recruiting. He adds an exciting dynamic to the admissions team and will hit the ground running.”

Hicks is eager to lead the admissions staff and make recruiting a campus wide event.

“My philosophy is they don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care,” Hicks said. “I want students to know what a great place this is and to have a great experience when they visit campus. The challenge will be building relationships and enrollment and making Cowley one of the top community colleges.”

Hicks and his wife, Brandy, have a son, Nathan 6, and are legal guardians to Alli Mathews 16.