Southern Adventist University is pleased to welcome Jason Merryman as the new vice president for Enrollment Management. Merryman, who began his responsibilities last week, is no stranger to Southern, having graduated from the university in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in business; he then served as director of Financial Aid and Enrollment Services from 2005 to 2012. Merryman now holds a master’s degree in organizational management and brings more than 10 years of higher education leadership experience to this position.
“I am delighted that Jason is joining our Enrollment Management team and serving as a key member of Southern’s administration,” said President David Smith, PhD. “He brings to us significant experience, and his positive attitude, great relational skills, and willingness to creatively face challenges will help guide us as we face our future.”
Merryman met his wife, Shelly, at Southern, and the couple maintains that deciding to invest in a Seventh-day Adventist college education, specifically at Southern, was the best decision they’ve ever made. Merryman pledges to work tirelessly for prospective and current students, providing an experience that is unique to Southern’s campus.
“I am honored and blessed to serve students in this role at Southern,” Merryman said. “The Enrollment Management team and I are going to be working hard to convey President Smith’s vision to everyone we interact with and show Southern to be a truly God-loving place. I am confident that with God’s guidance and your prayers, we will be able accomplish these goals.”
—Janell Hullquist is the editorial manager for Southern Adventist University Marketing and University Relations.