OC Admissions Reps
Jim Weidman serves as director of admissions, bringing more than 20 years of experience in higher education admissions to Olivet College. In his role, Jim supports and leads the admissions representatives in recruitment efforts while also providing a crucial link to college leadership.
“Olivet College is a great place that provides a lot of awesome opportunities to its students,” Jim explained. “I’m passionate about admissions because I get to see so many students achieve things they never thought they would be able to. It’s the most rewarding job in the world.”
Prior to joining the OC Admissions Team, Jim worked in undergraduate recruitment for private, liberal arts colleges, as well as recruitment for online, graduate and adult programs. He has previously served as the director of admissions for Spring Arbor University before advancing to vice president for enrollment services at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Jim then returned to SAU to direct the university’s online program, and later served as director of recruiting and admissions for the online program. Most recently, Jim worked as an adult and graduate online recruiter for Ohio Christian University before joining Olivet College in August 2016.
Jim has built extensive skills in managing both brand and enrollment marketing strategy in higher education and has experience growing enrollment through strategic planning and data analysis. Overall, Jim possesses a strong commitment to supporting an empowered, performance-driven admissions team and has a genuine enthusiasm for guiding prospective students through the admission process.
Jim earned a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Arts in Management from Spring Arbor University.