Dereck Kamwesa

Dereck Kamwesa

Enrollment Manager

Phone: (765) 998-4612

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I'm the International Student Enrollment Manager and have the privilege of working with students from a variety of backgrounds, which is one of the reasons I love my job so much.  I am originally from Kenya, a country on the Eastern coast of Africa, and have lived in the states for just over a decade.  My family came to the states as missionaries and have lived in a few different areas in the country. My parents currently reside in Columbus, Ohio. I have had the opportunity of being here at Taylor for almost seven years now and I can't tell you how great and close-knit this second family is.

I have a degree in Mass Communication and a minor in Public Relations, and I truly deem it an honor to represent Taylor and guide you through this seemingly complex yet fairly simple process. My desire is to be here for you in answering every question. If you've interviewed with me you've heard me say that even if I don't know the answer, I know where to find it, so please don't hesitate to ask.  I am available to you as you sift through all the applications, essays, scholarships and more, to wisely and faithfully make a college decision.

Taylor is truly an intentional community that many come to call home and continue to do so long after they have left. We are a Christ-centered institution and it's our desire to live everyday striving to live as Christ would. As a student I saw this done in so many ways such as small groups, intramurals sports, chapelTaylathon, mission trips, study abroad, and more.

Those who know me would tell you that I could talk for days and when it comes to Taylor it's certainly true, so I'll cut it short and allow you to ask questions. I earnestly look forward to hearing from you and will do my best to answer your questions promptly.

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