James Excited to Serve as Interim Director of Admissions
By Mandy Corbin
MOUNT VERNON— During a very busy time of the year, as Brewton-Parker’s Office of Admissions is busy recruiting for the fall semester, Buck James is pitching in as interim-director of admissions. Working since March, James brings a great amount of experience to the table.
“Buck James has had a distinguished and successful career in student recruiting for over twenty years. He and I worked together at Palm Beach Atlantic University for more than a decade. I was very happy when Buck was able to come to Brewton-Parker College to assist us on an interim basis. Though here for only a few months, Buck’s expertise and commitment to Christian higher education are already making significant contributions to our student recruiting,” said BPC President Dr. Mike Simoneaux.
James began his career in enrollment management twenty-one years ago, working in various areas including admissions, financial aid, advising, and student services. He served as vice- president for enrollment services at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida, director of academic vocations at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C., and associate vice-president for enrollment management at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas.
Excited about the opportunity to work for the college, James has already settled into his duties. “I’m excited to serve at BPC with my long-time friend, Mike Simoneaux, and every day I’m more impressed by the quality of students and faculty on this campus,” he said.
He graduated in 1987 from Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida, with a degree in religion. He then attended Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif., obtaining a master of theology degree in 1989.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia.
The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.