Vicki House to Serve As Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management
Vicki House has been appointed by HSU president Dr. Lanny Hall to the position of interim vice president for enrollment management.
House, a Hardin-Simmons graduate, was named as the executive assistant to the president in the spring of 2011, a duty she will continue to perform.
House is the former director of admissions and recruiting at HSU. House came to the university in 2005 as the Title IV funds compliance coordinator. She has also worked in the Abilene accounting firm of Burchell, Denson, Morrison, served as property manager for Property Management of Abilene, and was a realtor for Senter Realtors.
She has a B.B.A. in accounting from HSU and earned her Master of Business Administration degree from HSU in 2010.
She is married to Gary House who is owner of The House Specialist, a residential construction firm.
They have three daughters: Sarah Turner, a 2009 graduate of HSU, married to Geoffrey Turner, a 2008 HSU grad; Katie, is a 2010 graduate of HSU, married to Kelly Gilgenbach; and Julianne, a seventh grader at Mann Middle School.
House, a native of Owensboro, Kentucky, has served in the Children’s Ministry at Beltway Baptist Church, where her family attends church; has served on the Executive Board of the Abilene High School Band Booster Club and as a member of the band boosters; and has served on the Executive Board of Pregnancy Resources of Abilene.
James Stone Appointed Interim Executive Director of Marketing
James Stone has been appointed interim executive director of marketing at HSU. Stone will serve in this appointment concurrently with his responsibilities as the university’s director of church relations and Logsdon Seminary’s director of placement and congregational relations.
Stone joined the HSU family in 2007 after serving as the associate minister of missions, outreach and evangelism at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church in Abilene. Stone’s ministry in Texas Baptist churches has also included leadership at First Baptist Church in Comanche, Texas, and First Baptist Church, Terrell, Texas. Additionally, Stone served as a teaching and discipleship pastor for an urban North American Mission Board church planting team in St. Louis, Missouri.
An ordained minister, Stone has authored missions curriculum for Texas Baptists, served as the executive director of a national youth mission camp, and has been a board member and consultant for several nonprofit organizations. Stone previously served as the missionary-in-residence at Hardin-Simmons in 2000-2001.
Currently completing his project dissertation for the Doctor of Ministry degree through HSU’s Logsdon Seminary, Stone previously earned a Master of Divinity degree from HSU’s Logsdon Seminary and a Bachelor of Science degree in integrated marketing communications and public relations from Abilene Christian University.
Stone’s wife, Meredith, is also an undergraduate and graduate alumna of HSU who previously served as the coordinator of recruitment and admissions for HSU’s Logsdon Seminary. She currently serves as the Women in Ministry specialist for Texas Baptists, and is completing her Ph.D. in Biblical Interpretation at TCU’s Brite Divinity School.
James and Meredith have two daughters, Hallie and Kinsey, and are active members of First Baptist Church, Abilene.