On May 1, 2013, Scott Rich was named the 12th president of Sterling College. He will continue to lead the institution towards the five year strategic initiative focused on strengthening the academic program core, enriching the student experience and developing the institution’s infrastructure.
Adedrea Smart graduated from Sterling College in 2012 with a degree in Behavioral Science. She is now serving the Sterling College community as Coordinator of Online Student Services.
Adedrea enjoys music, writing poetry, and visiting friends. She is a HUGE fan of Sterling College Athletics and plans to attend every single basketball game. She also plans to participate in Suit Coat Tuesday.
Adedrea is married to Cecil Smart ’10, who serves SC as an assistant men’s basketball coach, assistant resident director of Kilbourne, and part-time admissions recruiter.
Assistant Men's Basketball Coach; Assistant Resident Director (Kilbourn Hall)
Cecil Smart is in his 3rd year as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach for the Sterling College Warriors. His primary duties include coaching the junior varsity team, recruiting, and coordinating the strength and conditioning program for the Warriors. He is a Sterling College graduate, having played for Coach Jaderston at both Trinity International and also at Sterling, where he was a member of the 2009 KCAC conference championship team.
Debbie began work at Sterling College in 1981 as a Bookkeeper/Data Entry Operator in the Business Office. After taking a year off in 1984 to be at home with her infant daughter, Debbie returned to Sterling as Bookkeeper/Controller, again in the Business Office. In 1986, she made the move over to the Bookstore. Debbie firmly believes that this is where God wants her to be.
Christopher graduated from Friends University in 2011 with a degree in graphic design. While at Friends he was a graphic designer for student affairs, served in student government as Executive Publicist, and was a sprinter for the track team. Christopher joined the SC community in June 2011 as graphic designer for the marketing department. Outside of work he enjoys reading, cooking, painting, watching movies, running fast and daydreaming.
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Friends University
Admissions Counselor (Theology and Ministry, Mathematics, History, Business)
Jordan is a recent graduate of Sterling College, earning a major in Christian Ministries with a double minor in General Business and Management Leadership in May 2012. He currently works as an Admissions Counselor where he works primarily with students interested in Theology and Ministry, Mathematics, History and Business.
Jordan enjoys making connections with students, tossing around the frisbee and following sports in his free time. He lives in Sterling with his wife, Caitie.
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries from Sterling College
Mitzi attended Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Mitzi is married, lives in Lyons and has 3 children. She enjoys reading, doing crafts and being with her family.
John Summitt is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministry with an emphasis in Missions, and a minor in Business Administration. He is the Resident Director of the Douglas Residences, and comes to Sterling College with a heart to see students grow in Christ, in life, and in joy. He and his lovely wife Tiffany just welcomed their first child, Emily, at the beginning of the 2013/2014 school year, and are looking forward to seeing her grow into her Sterling family!
Instructional Designer & Programmer for Sterling College Online
Before coming to Sterling College, Sunny Sun worked as a teaching assistant Georgia State University and as a primary school and high school teacher. He also worked as a television news editor, as a newspaper journalist, and as a Web site and database programmer. Sunny's combination of educational and technological experience serves him well as an instructional designer /program developer for Sterling College online. Sunny works with subject-matter experts to coordinate, design, and maintain online and hybrid courses.
Brooke has been a part of the Sterling College family since 2007. She was an adjunct English instructor for two and half years and has been serving in Mabee Library since fall of 2009. Brooke attended Emporia State University for both undergraduate and graduate school where she studied Renaissance literature and fine-tuned the research skills she now enjoys sharing with SC students via research instruction and one-on-one help in the library. Brooke's husband and best friend is Sterling College writing professor Gentry Sutton.