SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

SBU Prospective Students

Admissions Counselor

Meet Kim Gilstrap

Kim Gilstrap

Title: Admissions Counselor
Territory: Non-Central States and Southeast Missouri
Phone: (417) 328-1800
Twitter: @SBU_Kim

Degree:B.S. in University Studies with Communication and Writing

Alma Mater: East Texas Baptist University, 2013

Years of Admissions Experience: One

Hometown: Blue Springs, MO

Family: Parents Stuart '86 and Julie '84 are both SBU alums; Brother Chris and his wife, Sarah, and their daughter, Amelia; Sister Katie and her husband, Matt; Sister Kendra and her husband, Tyler.

Hobbies: Pinterest projects, HGTV and organizing

What sets SBU apart from other universities? SBU has an advantage in the number of majors and academic programs we offer relative to the size of our university. With over 80 areas of study from which to choose, we can help students achieve their academic goals!

Why did you choose to work for SBU? I love what SBU stands for and the people behind it.

What advice do you have for prospective students? Get plugged in. I always say that if you go to class, eat, and go back to your room, you will not have much fun. But if you get plugged in and do things, you will have the time of your life!

What is your favorite thing to do in Bolivar? I love the unique things to do around here - antique shops, the abundance of Chinese food restaurants, and the Taco Truck.