SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

SBU Prospective Students

Admissions Counselor

Meet Kim Gilstrap

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Name: Kim Gilstrap
Title: Admissions Counselor
Territory: Non-Central States and Southeast Missouri
Phone: (417) 328.1800
E-mail: kgilstrap@SBUniv.edu

Degree: B.S. University Studies with Communication and Writing
Alma Mater: East Texas Baptist University

Years of Admissions Experience: One

Hometown: Blue Springs, Missouri

Family: Parents (Stuart and Julie-Both SBU Alumni) Brother Chris & Wife Sarah; niece Amelia; Sister Katie & soon to be Brother-in-Law Matt, Sister Kendra

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

Favorite thing to do in Bolivar: Being new to the area myself, exploring the town. Coming from Texas; eating at Chips and Salsa at El Rodeo

Favorite college memory: Being an RA (Resident Assistant) in my dorm and getting to share life with those girls.

Hobbies: HGTV, organizing and being crafty.

Tips for success in first year at SBU: Get involved in campus life, find yourself a friend and get to know them well.

Favorite professional sports team: Kansas City Chiefs

What SBU means to me: A community where students can find their place and grow closer to the Lord through academics, community involvement and with each other.

What's on my iPod/What I'm listening to: Unashamedly; Southern Gospel. Country also occupies my presets in my car.

Favorite book/book currently reading: Circle Maker & All In (Mark Batterson)