A native of Willow Springs, Mo., Dawn Medley is the Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English education from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s degree in human service administration from Southeast Missouri State University. She is pursuing a doctorate in higher education leadership from Lindenwood University.
Dawn has worked in higher education her entire professional career, from large Division I institutions to small private colleges. She has held positions in the areas of admission, financial aid, teaching, orientation, student support services and marketing.
“I've never been at an institution where the entire community was so committed to the success of all its members,” she says. “This is an incredibly nurturing and supportive community for students to learn and discover. It's truly a unique environment.”
Dawn has several favorite places on campus. She loves her office because she gets to meet visiting students. Sunderland Residence Hall is high on the list because her daughter, a Warren Wilson student, lives there. Her favorite spot outdoors is the Admission Office patio, which overlooks the picturesque College Farm.
When Dawn isn't on campus, she enjoys traveling; cooking and baking; reading; and spending time with her daughter and their dogs.