Adult and Online Undergraduate Admission Faculty

Meet the Admissions Staff

Headshot Maria Kithcart.Maria A. Kithcart
Director of Adult and Graduate Admissions

Ph: 864.663.7522
Toll: 1.844.333.4566

Maria is a seasoned professional with nearly 20 years of experience in the field of higher education administration, including financial aid, admissions, community relations and marketing, training, teaching, faculty development, and curriculum writing.

Her educational background includes undergraduate degree work in music education as well as graduate work in Christian ministry, management, marketing, and leadership. In addition to working full-time and completing doctoral courses of study, Maria also serves bi-vocationally as a church musician and choir director. She and family reside in Greenville, SC.

Headshot Randy Blackerby.Randy Blackerby
Adult and Online Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Ph: 864.663.7515
Toll: 1.844.333.4566

A Greenville-area native, Randy has worked in such diverse fields as student services, academic advisor, municipal zoning administrator and insurance services specialist. He enjoys surf fishing, historical research, and classic film. He currently attends Advent United Methodist Church. Randy enjoys helping prospective students find their path to academic success!

Headshot Michael Kelly.Michael Kelly
Regional Admissions Counselor for Adult and Graduate Admissions

Ph: 864.260.6197
Toll: 1.844.333.4566

Michael A. Kelly serves as the Regional Admissions Counselor for the Department of Adult and Graduate Admissions. Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies from Brewton Parker College, a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Erskine Theological Seminary. Prior to his admission duties at NGU, Michael served in the United States Army with a total of 35 years of services. In his spare time, Michael enjoys repairing antique clocks and painting.

Headshot Kristyn Cooke.Kristyn Cooke
Admissions Enrollment Coordinator

Ph: 864.663.7052
Toll: 1.844.333.4566

Kristyn earned her BA and M.ED from North Greenville University and loves serving with the Admissions Team. She enjoys interacting with students and feels blessed to be apart of an institution that has meant so much to her. She resides in Travelers Rest with her husband, Ryan, and son, Jennings.