Office Of Finance & Enrollment

Rick Taphorn, Vice President of Finance & Enrollment

Rick Taphorn has served as a Vice President at Bryan College since 2012. He oversees the financial operation of the college as well as enrollment management, information technology, human resources, and the worldview initiative. He is a member of the President’s Executive Cabinet.

Previously Rick served at Missouri Baptist University as Director of Financial Services (2011-2012) and at Bryan College as Director of Financial Aid (2007-2011) and Assistant Director of Financial Aid (2005-2007). He began his career in higher education at Tennessee Temple University as a Financial Aid Counselor (2004-2005).

Rick earned a MBA from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Tennessee Temple University. Actively involved in his church, Silverdale Baptist Church, he currently serves as a deacon, small group leader, and children’s church multi-media technician. He and his wife, Roanna, live in Ooltewah, Tennessee, and have two children.

Vance Berger, B.S. C.P.A., Controller

Sharron Padgett, B.A., Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Finance & Enrollment

Angie Price, B.S., Director of Human Resources


Joshua Hood, M.A., Director of Admissions

Mackenzie Brown, B.A, Admissions Counselor

Jody L. Cheon, Associate Director of Admissions

Elise Combs, A.S., Receptionist

Diana Holcomb, B.A., Campus Visit Coordinator

Caleb Julin, B.A., Admissions Counselor

Leigha Miller, Administrative Assistant

Kerrie Murphy, B.A., Admissions Counselor

Andrew Smith, B.A., Assistant Director of Admissions

Jenny Swafford, M.S., Admissions Counselor

Pat Wesolowski, Homeschool Specialist

Business Office

Patricia A. Kinney, Business Office Manager

Donna Belisle, Business Office Assistant

Career Services

Whitney Smith, M.Ed., Director of Career Services | QEP Coordinator


Vaughn Berger, M.B.A., Director of Enrollment

Donna Eldridge, B.S., Academic Advisor

Debbie Delashmitt, B.S.N., AGS Coordinator for Community Colleges Recruitment

Michael Kennedy, M.A., Coordinator of Military Recruiting

Mandi Raper, M.Ed., Lead Admissions Counselor

Aaron Sanchez, B.A., Admissions Counselor

Josie Watson, B.S., Academic Advisor

Financial Aid

David Haggard, M.S., Director of Financial Aid

Beth Hixson, Financial Aid Counselor

Victoria Patterson, B.S., Assistant Director of AGS Student Financial Aid/Services

Judy A. Shetter, Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Allyson Underwood, B.A., AGS Student Financial Aid | Services Counselor

Information Technology

James H. Sullivan, MCSA, CompTIA A+, Director of Information Technology Services

Robert Barger, Database Administrator | Application Support Specialist

Andrew Biddle, Computer Technician

Matthew Meloncon, B.S., Online Applications Programmer

Luke Morris, B.A., Network Administrator

Gilbert Strode, B.A., Jr. Database Administrator


Britney Wyatt, M.B.A., Director of Marketing

David Blanchard, B.A., Graphic Designer

Wendy Harris, B.S., Web Content Manager

Curtis Jolley, B.A., Social Media & Communications Specialist