Presidential Cabinet

Steve Beers

Vice President for Student DevelopmentSteve Beers

Dr. Beers has served as the Vice President for Student Development since 1998. He provides leadership and support for the athletic department, facility services and student development. In addition to the athletic teams and the facilities personnel his staff includes: activities, orientation, career development, residence life, Christian formation, health service, counseling, international program, and the Walton International Student program.

He received his doctorate in educational leadership from Ball State University in 1999, a master's in counseling from Wright State University in 1986, and bachelor's degree in religion and philosophy from Taylor University in 1982. In addition, Dr. Beers has a certificate of advanced biblical studies from Moody Bible Institute.

Dr. Beers came to JBU from Taylor University where he was the Director of Discipleship. He provided leadership and direction to the development of student's faith through discipleship and mentoring programs.

In addition to his student development responsibilities, Dr. Beers also manages and teaches in JBU's Masters of Leadership and Higher Education. He recently edited the book The Soul of the Christian University and is currently working on another text related to managing universities in challenging times. This summer he will be starting his two year term as the President of the Association for Christians in Student Development.

Dr. Beers and his wife, Jane, a professor in the natural science division at JBU, enjoy spending time outdoors.

 

Don Crandall

Vice President for Enrollment ManagementDon Crandall

Mr. Crandall has been the Vice President for Enrollment Management since 1993 and is responsible for recruitment, admissions and financial aid for undergraduate students.

Mr. Crandall received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Aurora University.

He came to work for JBU in 1985 as the Director of Enrollment Management. Before coming to JBU, he worked as the assistant director of admissions and the financial aid director for Aurora University.

Mr. Crandall is the current president of the North American Coalition of Christian Admissions Professionals (NACCAP) Board. He previously served as the president for the National Association of Christian College Admissions Professionals. He was also named Admissions Officer of the Year by the NACCAP. Don was a Commission Member for the CCCU Chief Enrollment Officers and is a deacon at First Baptist Church, Siloam Springs.

He and his wife, Sheree, have been married for 37 years. They have two children, Amanda and Bryan, as well as one grandson, Oliver.

 

 

Ed Ericson

Vice President for Academic AffairsEd Ericson

Dr. Ericson has served as the Vice President for Academic Affairs since 2002. He supervises undergraduate, degree completion, and graduate programs as well as the library, registrar, athletic, and institutional research functions of the university.

He received a Ph.D. in 1996 and master's in history in 1989 from Indiana University and earned his bachelor's degree in history from Calvin College in 1987.

Dr. Ericson came to JBU in 1994 as an instructor of history, specializing in diplomatic and military history, and is known for his use of historical simulations as learning tools. He has since served as Chair of the History/Political Science Department, Chair of the Division of Social and Behavior Studies, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and the Dean of Undergraduate Studies. Prior to coming to JBU, he was an instructor of history at Calvin College.

 

 

 

 

Kim Hadley, CPA

Vice President for Finance and AdministrationKim Hadley

Ms. Hadley is the Vice President for Finance and Administration. She is responsible for investments, accounting, administrative services, auxiliary operations, information technology management, and the university owned radio station, KLRC.

She joined JBU in 2004 as the Organizational Management Program Director, after serving as an adjunct instructor for eight years in the adult degree completion program. Since that time, she has also served as a faculty member in the Division of Business, Director of Professional Studies Faculty Development and Learning Assessment, and Chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee. Prior to joining JBU, she had a career in public accounting and internal audit.

Licensed by the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy, she is a member of the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. She earned her BSBA in accounting  and MBA from the University of Arkansas, and she is currently an ABD doctoral student in marketing at Anderson University.

Kim is on the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) CFO Board and the Small Institution Council for the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).

She and her husband Kelly have two children, Savannah and Will.

 

Jim Krall

Vice President for University AdvancementJim Krall

Dr. Krall has served as Vice President for University Advancement since 2002. He provides leadership for fund raising, alumni and parent relations, and PR and Marketing. He joined the advancement staff in 1996 as Director of Planned Giving and became the Associate Vice President for University Advancement in 1999.

He received his doctorate in leadership studies in education with a higher education concentration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, a master of arts in counseling from Ball State University, and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Taylor University.

Jim spent nine years in Student Development and was the Dean of Students at King College. He worked in human resources, sales, and was a division manager in business prior to coming to JBU.

He is an active member at Siloam Springs Bible Church where he serves as a Sunday School teacher and elder. He is on the board of New Life Ranch and has previously served on the Siloam Springs Hospital Foundation Board.

He and his wife Pam have three children, Rebekah, Daniel and David.