Admissions team


Emily Warner

Emily Warner, Admissions operations manager

Bluffton, Ohio (Originally from Rawson, Ohio)

I chose to continue my career at Bluffton because I found that this campus genuinely cares about each and every person that passes through, and I wanted to be a part of that passion. Between the compassionate staff that I work with and the incredible students that I come into contact with, Bluffton truly is a home away from home.

"You don't have a soul. You ARE a soul. You have a body."  -- C.S. Lewis
"Everyone smiles in the same language." -- Author Unknown
"Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid: For the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; He also is become my salvation."  -- Isaiah 12:2


Kevin Christie

Kevin Christie
Admissions counselor 

Dayton, Ohio





Rebecca Cox

Rebecca Cox
Administrative assistant 

I am often the first person you speak with when you call the office of adult and graduate studies. As an administrative assistant and business office representative, I work closely with degree completion, dietetic internship,  post baccalaureate, and education endorsement students and instructors.

I find Bluffton students are motivated and driven to reach their goals. The cohort experience is a great option for the working adult to gain knowledge in a classroom with their peers.

My background is in health care; I am a retired RN and licensed social worker, and have been employed at Bluffton University for the past several years. I enjoy reading, gardening, cooking, traveling and especially time with my grandsons!  I am also very active in my church, St. John s United Church of Christ. 

Samantha ShriderSamantha Shrider
Admissions counselor

Findlay, Ohio

After graduating from Bluffton University in 2012 I always remembered how much campus felt like home. Now that I have returned to Bluffton, I feel like I have come home again to continue to grow and learn while helping students find their way as they enter the next chapter of their lives at Bluffton University.