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, marketing, career services, and strategic planning. 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 small group leader. 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 

Jordan Betz, B.S., Admissions Assistant

Jody L. Cheon, Associate Director of Admissions 

Elise Combs, A.S., Administrative Assistant

Diana Holcomb, B.A., Assistant Campus Visit Coordinator 

Caleb Julin, B.A., Admissions Counselor 

Hannah Ledford, B.A., Admissions Counselor 

Leigha Miller, Admissions Counselor 

Kerrie Murphy, B.A., Campus Visit Coordinator 

Paula Schiffer, M.Ed., Admissions Counselor 

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

Pat Wesolowski, Homeschool Specialist 




Eric K. Appiah, M.A., Head Women’s Soccer Coach

Peter Bollant, M.Litt, Head Men & Women’s Golf Coach

Josh Bradley, B.A., Head Men & Women’s Cross Country & Track and Field Coach

Jeremy Davidson, B.S., Head, Men's Soccer Coach

Jessica Day, B.S., Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

Jordan Day, B.S., Assistant Baseball Coach| Fields Manager

Mike Keen, Interim Director of Athletics|Fishing Coach

Clint McAuley, M.S., Head Baseball Coach | Fields Manager

Janice Perron, Head Cheerleading Coach

Donald K. Rekoske, M.A., Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Mark Ritchhart, B.S., Head Softball Coach

Wesley Sanders, B.S., Sports Information Director

Sean Shelton, M.A.T., Assistant Athletic Trainer

Jason Smith, B.S., Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Will Tholken, B.S., Assistant Athletic Director

T.J. Zinke, M.A.T., Head Athletic Trainer


Business Office

Patricia A. Kinney, Business Office Manager

Donna Belisle, Business Office Assistant

Career Services

Luke Morris, M.B.A., Director of Career Services


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

Elizabeth Dahl, B.A., Admissions Counselor

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

F. Annette Watt, M.M., Lead Admissions Counselor

Financial Aid

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

Beth Hixson, Student Financial Specialist

Victoria Patterson, B.S., Student Financial Specialist

Judy A. Shetter, Student Financial Specialist

Information Technology

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

Robert Barger, Database Administrator 

Andrew Biddle, Network Administrator

Mike Hall, Sr. Applications Developer

Luke Harris, Jr. Applications Developer

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

Ashley Warnock, Computer Technician