Flexibility key for new executive assistants

Monday, September 2, 2013


Corban’s new executive assistant to the president arrived at Corban in April. The office once occupied by Dorothy James is now under the care of Jodi Carlson. Carlson’s degree in journalism and speech has given her many opportunities to serve in ministry. She previously worked for Focus on the Family, World Vision and the Luis Palau Association. Since 2005 Carlson had considered a move to a Christian college and the opportunity to serve at Corban was a fulfillment of that goal.

Carlson is tasked with helping President Sheldon Nord with his day-to-day schedule, office organization, meeting preparation, travel itineraries and much more. Her role is intentionally flexible as everyone adjusts with the natural transitions of a changing presidency.

“My heart is really with the undergrad age group because it is such a pivotal time in their lives,” she said. “I love writing and editing, but I also wanted to get into a more service-oriented position. This job allows me to be part of students’ lives and part of the very exciting things happening at Corban right now.”

In addition to Carlson, Liane DeHart, ’13, was hired as Administrative Specialist in the Office of the President. She will assist Nord and Carlson with various special projects. She graduated with a degree in accounting and worked with Corban Consulting Partners for her School of Business capstone project.

  • Jodi Carlson started as the Executive Assistant to the President in April.

  • Liane DeHart was hired as the Administrative Specialist in the Office of the President

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