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Admissions Counselors


Every new learner at Southwestern College Professional Studies will experience guidance and assistance from our team of admissions counselors. Our counselors are here to help you as you get started attending online classes with us.

You can expect your admissions counselor to:

  • Assist you with the application process
  • Provide you with an unofficial transcript evaluation
  • Help you identify the best major to match your career goals
  • Register you in your first session
  • Assist you through your first week of class(es)
  • Help re-admit learners who have been out of classes more than a year

Admissions Counselors

Sam Clark

Sam Clark

Admissions Counselor
Phone: 316.866.3373
Toll-Free Phone: 888.684.5335 ext 3373

Sam Clark earned his B.S. in Sports Management from the University of Kansas and his M.A. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Before joining the SC team, Sam worked as a graduate success coach at Park University. In his free time, Sam enjoys traveling and spending time with family.

LaRide Conerly

LaRide Conerly

Admissions Counselor
Phone: 316.866.3374
Toll-Free Phone: 888-684-5335 ext. 3374

LaRide Conerly is no stranger to the Moundbuilder family. He earned his B.S. in Physical Science and Sports Studies from Southwestern College in 2017, and his MBA in 2018. During his time at Southwestern, LaRide was a three-year starter on the defensive line for the Moundbuider football team and a four-year thrower for the track and field team. He served as a student ambassador for three years, a resident assistant for two years, and was the intramurals coordinator. In 2017, he received the Master Builder Award. In his free time, LaRide enjoys working out, watching college football, mentoring, and spending time with his family and friends.

Miranda Kober


Admissions Counselor / RN to BSN Academic Success Coach
Phone: 316.866.3381
Toll-Free Phone: 888.684.5335 ext 3381

Miranda Kober earned her B.S. in Human Resource Development from Southwestern College Professional Studies in 2013. She was hired as an admissions counselor in 2016 before transitioning into her role as the RN to BSN academic success coach. Miranda enjoys spending time with her family in the outdoors in her spare time.

Derek Lawrence


Assistant Director of Admissions and Student Services
Phone: 316.866.3371
Toll-Free Phone: 888.684.5335 ext 3371

Derek earned his B.A. in Management from Wichita State University in 2012. Derek managed a movie theater before beginning a career in higher education in 2014. In 2015, he began working as an admissions counselor at Professional Studies focusing on assisting Air Force learners around the world meet their educational goals. Derek was promoted to assistant director of admissions and student services in 2018. When he’s away from work, he enjoys working on home renovation projects.


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