Graduate School Admissions Representatives
Meet Your Admissions Representative
Nikki Rader, M.A., Graduate Counseling Representative
As the Graduate Counseling Representative for JBU, Nikki Rader believes finding a program that meets you not only educationally, but also spiritually, is vital to your success. "That is what separates JBU from many other universities," says Nikki. When talking with prospective students, she believes it is important to share JBU’s Graduate Counseling Program's mission: to prepare counselors with Christ-like character, integrity, compassion, and commitment to be reflective professionals and skilled decision makers.
Prior to accepting the job as Counseling Representative, Nikki spent some time as the Academic Assistance Coordinator/ Learning Strategies Specialist/Reading Writing Specialist for JBU’s Student Support Services where she enjoyed working with and helping students.
Nikki received her Master of Arts in English from Northeastern State University. She has a BA in English with a minor in Journalism.
Nikki is married and has two children. She and her family enjoy traveling and spending time on the lake.
Please contact Nikki at Nikki@jbu.edu, 479-549-5478 or 866-BE-A-GRAD with any questions concerning graduate counseling programs.
Cliff Murphy, M.S.L.E., Graduate Business and Education Representative
As the Graduate Business Representative, Cliff Murphy works with students interested in the M.B.A. and M.S. business programs in Northwest Arkansas, Fort Smith, Little Rock and online. As the Graduate Education Representative, he works with teachers who are interested in taking their skill and passion for education to a higher level. JBU's Master of Education program prepares teachers to be in a Teacher-Leader role through a Christ-centered education. Cliff enjoys sharing his experience with potential students about how the JBU Graduate School shaped his intellectual, spiritual and professional life.
In 2010, Cliff completed his Master of Science in Leadership and Ethics with an emphasis in Higher Education. He has a B.S. in Mathematics and an A.A. in Bible and Secondary Education.
Prior to joining the staff at JBU, Cliff worked in the admissions department at Ozark Christian College for 9 years. He has a passion for helping people develop their God-given talents through education and experience.
Cliff and his wife have one daughter.
Please contact Cliff at CliffM@jbu.edu, 479-524-7106, or 866-BE-A-GRAD with any questions concerning graduate education program.