TOLEDO CHRONICLE- Toledo native Julie Staker has been named dean of admission at Coe College. In this role, Staker will have overall responsibility for all aspects of recruiting students to the Cedar Rapids liberal arts college.
The former Julie Kleis is the daughter of Fran and the late Nick Kleis. She is a 1989 graduate of South Tama High School and received her bachelor’s degree at Coe in 1993. In 2001, she earned a Master of Education degree from Loyola University in Chicago.
Staker began her career as an admission counselor at Iowa Wesleyan College at Mount Pleasant, then joined the Coe admission staff as admission counselor and assistant dean of admission. While living in the Chicago area, she served as the director of college services for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and worked as a graduate assistant while completing her graduate degree at Loyola.
Staker returned to Coe and was named associate director of operations for admission in 2006, became director of admission in 2010, and was recently promoted to dean of admission.
“We are pleased to promote Julie Staker to dean of admission,” said Coe Vice President for Enrollment and Administration Michael White. “With extensive experience in admissions spanning her entire career, Julie thoroughly understands the student recruitment process. In addition, as a Coe alumna, she has a strong affinity for this college. We are confident that Julie possesses the right blend of experience and knowledge to step into this important role for Coe at this time in the college’s history.”
Julie, her husband, Lance, and their children, Sadie and Chase, reside in Cedar Rapids.