Meet the Staff

The Admissions Office is eager to help in whatever way we can -- whether you need more information or wish to schedule a visit. We attend high school fairs and events throughout the region, so stop by and introduce yourself. We would welcome the chance to meet you!

You can contact us by email at or contact any of us directly using the methods below:

  • Michelle Mackeprang

    • Assistant Director of Admissions

    Michelle is from Great Bend, KS and earned an associate’s degree from Barton County Community College and then a bachelor’s degree from McPherson College in business administration.  She worked as a district manager in retail and customer service for many years before coming to Manhattan Area...

  • Neil Ross

    • Dean of Student Services
    • Director of Admissions

  • Lauren Rust

    • Coordinator of Concurrent & Outreach Education

    Lauren is a Manhattan native where she earned her B.A. in Family Studies and Human Services from Kansas State University. As the Coordinator of Concurrent & Outreach Education, she hopes to share with prospective students and families the positive impact concurrent enrollment has on students as...