Judson adds new vice president role, promotes long-time staff members

Kevin Kirk has been named vice president for enrollment and communication at Judson College, a new position at the Marion campus. He comes to Judson from Howard Payne University (HPU) in Texas where he previously served as associate vice president for enrollment management. 

Judson’s new president Mark Tew supervised Kirk in his previous role as provost at HPU.

Along with overseeing the work of enrollment and admissions, Kirk also will supervise the areas of financial aid and marketing and communications.

Working with Kirk will be Mary Amelia Taylor who has been named associate vice president for marketing and communications.

Taylor has served as marketing and web communications specialist at Judson since 2011. In her new role Taylor, a 2009 Judson graduate who also holds a master of arts in southern studies from the University of Mississipppi, will supervise the college’s creative services and marketing personnel in addition to developing enrollment materials, coordinating media communication and aligning all of Judson’s image-based and print-based messages. 

Another long-time staff member Betty Ann Middlebrooks also received a promotion to vice president of business affairs. 

Middlebrooks has worked in Judson’s business office for the past 15 years. 

She has an extensive background in business operations, having worked in varying personnel, payroll and office management capacities at H.B. Zachary Construction in south Texas, Jitney Jungle and Marion Manufacturing. 

When Royal Harvest Foods opened in Marion in 1989, Middlebrooks joined the plant as office manager and became plant manager nine years later. She served in that role until 2004 when she joined Judson’s business office. 

In her new assignment Middlebrooks will continue to supervise the business office staff as well as prepare reports for the board of trustees, the alumnae association executive board, the board of governors and the board of advisors and more. (Judson, TAB)