Kamio Arigbabuwo has been appointed director of admissions at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) starting March 1.
She will be responsible for setting and meeting annual recruitment goals for the school in collaboration with the dean of student services and the dean of academic affairs. This includes nurturing relationships with prospective students and key influencers.
“LSTC’s work with an enrollment consultant over the past year made it clear that our recruitment strategies would benefit from someone with the type of expertise Kamio has,” said Scott Chalmers, dean of student services. “While the recruitment environment for psychology and theology are not identical, it was evident in our conversations that Kamio has the skill set and deep commitments that will enable her to engage the very students who feel called to pursue their studies in a Chicago context.”
Arigbabuwo brings six years of experience in higher education to the position, the last three years in admissions and recruitment with the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She was responsible for managing recruitment from the school’s new campus in New Orleans while continuing to recruit for the Chicago campus. In addition to her work in admissions, Arigbabuwo was a founding member of the diversity commitment committee at the school and facilitated diversity-focused workshops for staff, faculty and students.
“The admissions office is an essential part of a student’s journey,” Arigbabuwo said. “My goal as the new director of admissions, in collaboration with the LSTC community, is to ensure that prospective students have the necessary support to successfully begin their studies. I am really looking forward to building relationships with prospective students from around the world as I help guide them on their journey to LSTC.”
She holds a master of education in cultural and educational policy studies from Loyola University, Chicago, and a bachelor of arts in psychology with a minor in African and Black Diaspora Studies from DePaul University, Chicago.
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The Lutheran School of Theology (LSTC) is dedicated to bearing witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Based in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, it is the leading urban Lutheran seminary training students for purposeful vocations in the global community. Aligned with its Lutheran heritage and built on a foundation of intellectual rigor, LSTC’s innovative, nationally recognized curriculum gives students skills for visionary Christian leadership in the public sphere.