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Karin R. Klinger


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One Bear Place #97458
Waco, Texas 76798

(254) 716-2215

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  • Master of Science in Education: Student Services Administration
    • Baylor University, Waco, Texas (anticipated) 2005
      • Graduate Assistant for the Office of the Vice President for Student Life
      • Nominated and selected James T. Huckins Graduate Assistant of the Year, 2003-04


  • Bachelor of Arts: Communications/Video Production
    • George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon 1997
      • Double minor: Religion/Philosophy
      • Internship: Portland Fire Bureau, Television Services Unit 1995-96
      • Assisted in production of documentary about the Portland Flood of 1996
        • Portland Flood of ’96 documentary picked up by the Discovery Channel
      • Student Body Vice President 1995-96
        • Created and implemented the first ELITE (Empowering Leaders of Integrity Through Experience) Leadership conference which continues today as the largest Northwest student leadership conference
      • Student Body Activities Director 1994-95
        • Managed $50,000 activities budget

Professional Experience:

  • Graduate Assistant, Office of the Vice President for Student Life
    • Baylor University, Waco, Texas 2003-present
      • Serve on the Strengths Coordination Council
        • Created, developed and currently maintaining the Baylor University Strengths website:
        • Develop and implement Strengths-based initiatives throughout University for both students and staff
      • Recruit and assist new students in the M.S.Ed. Student Services Administration program
        • Manage prospective student contacts
        • Manage Graduate Assistantship placement process and procedures
        • Program enrollment has more than doubled
        • Program inquiry has more than quadrupled
        • Created and implemented the Student Services Administration Interview Weekend program and event
      • Co-leader, Call to Serve Baylor Line Camp (Summer orientation and transitional camp for new Baylor students)
        • Coordinate logistics with various local service agencies
        • Develop & administer Line Camp curriculum
        • Serve as leader and mentor to camp leaders and student campers
      • Member, Leadership Team for Spiritual Journey Baylor Line Camp
        • Serve as support for leadership team
        • Manage technical needs of camp
        • Adapt Call to Serve Baylor Line Camp curriculum for Spiritual Journey Baylor Line Camp
        • Teach supplemental curriculum piece: Celebration of Discipline
      • Member, Leadership Team for Christian Leadership Institute
      • Chapel Friday (Freshmen seminar course) Leader/Instructor
        • Developed mentoring relationships with 30 Freshmen
        • Administered Chapel Friday curriculum
          • Developed class activities to supplement established curriculum
    • Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission
      • George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon 1999-2003
        • Active recruitment of prospective students—exceeded personal enrollment goal from 1999-2003
        • Initiated and maintained mentoring relationships with current student population
        • Directed summer orientation program, “Genesis,” bringing 400 new students to campus for academic advising and class registration.
        • Directed and managed eleven (11) Admission Office Student Interns
        • Created, developed and maintained departmental Policy & Procedure manuals
        • Publications management—responsible for creative content of all print publications, and marketing look of new publications
        • Assisted in development of creative content for University website
        • Produced George Fox University Admissions informational CD-ROM & video
        • Conducted training of new recruiting staff members by creating, developing and maintaining the “First-Year Admission Counselor Survival Guide” (training manual)
    • Admission Counselor
      • George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon, 1997-1999
        • Active recruitment of prospective students
        • Hospitality and Decorations Coordinator for annual national NACCAP conference (National Association of Christian College Admission Personnel), over 500 members in attendance

Additional Qualifications:

  • Proposal writing: (proposal copies available upon request)
    • Scholarship Day program (annual scholarship awarding event hosted by George Fox University) revision: Total reconstruction of Scholarship Day program and event. Proposed financial savings to University: approximately $25,000 annually.
    • College Prep Summer Camp: Outreach program designed for under-represented student populations.
    • University Players: Complete reconstruction of current touring drama troupe, to be funded by the Admission Office in an on-going effort to reach prospective students earlier in their academic careers.
    • Summer Serve: Service project to help build community and commitment among George Fox employees.
    • Communications Track revision: Restructure of current communications tracks with prospective students to include younger students (early awareness & outreach) and an e-mail communication sequence
    • Admission Student Intern Program revision: Restructure current program to create stronger sense of unity among student Interns and Admission Call Team while adding a Student Director to the program.
    • Employee Educational Benefit Proposal: In order to further develop University working professionals, add graduate-level coursework to current educational benefit package.
  • Workshop Instructor:
    • ACUI Southwest Conference, Dallas, Texas Fall, 2004
      • Life as a Grad Student
    • ADVANCE Leadership Development Program Workshop Instructor. Workshops include:
      • Balance: Finding and Maintaining the Elusive Spring, 2003
      • Reaching the Masses: Effective Communication in our Culture Fall, 2002
      • Conflict, Collaboration, & Commitment: Effectively Working in Groups Spring, 2002
    • Admission Conferences (NACCAP and “Drive-In” Conferences) Workshops:
      • Pizza Parties & Paychecks: Working with Student Teams Spring, 2003
      • Road Hazards: Avoiding Scheduling Potholes Summer, 2002
      • Inside the Big House: Surviving the High School Presentation Summer, 2002
      • Great Expectations: Managing Your Expectations of Being an Admission Professional Summer, 2002
  • Sound Designer
    • George Fox University Repertory Theatre
      • The Crucible, Winter Production, 2003
      • I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Winter Production, 2002


  • Film & Video Editor

    • George Fox University Film & Media Communications Department

      • In The Orchard, Spring, 2002
      • Release, Fall, 2001
      • Little Things, Winter, 2001
      • Various short films, Various dates
      • Various Admission/Recruitment videos, Various dates
    • Writer
      • Poetry
      • Screenplays
      • Playwright

    Professional Affiliations:

    • NASPA
    • ACPA

    References Available on Request

    Karin R. Klinger ~ One Bear Place #97458 ~ Waco, Texas ~ 76798 ~ (254) 716-2215 ~