Culver-Stockton College staff to develop and implement opportunities for
students. Wilson will serve as director of residential life and
intramural athletics, and Hickenbottom will serve as director of Greek
life and student activities. Both men joined the college July 1.
"Our goal at Culver-Stockton is to create a living/learning community
through the students’ residential experience whether they are living
in one of our residence halls or in a fraternity or sorority," said
Paul Rittof, dean of Student Life. "Unlike many colleges and
universities, we are fortunate to have a majority of students living in
our residential facilities for all four years of their college
experience. This expands our opportunities to work closely with the
students, to help build their academic success, and to help develop them
as leaders through our student activities. We also have some students
who commute to campus for class, and we are working to increase
opportunities for them to become more involved in the college."
Before joining Culver-Stockton, Wilson was an area coordinator for two
years in the Office of Residence Life at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa.
He also served as a vocation mentor and an assistant soccer coach at
Luther College. Wilson earned both his bachelor’s of science degree
and his master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse,
where he also worked in the Office of Student Life, the Student Health
Center, and as a special projects coordinator in Student Activities and
Hickenbottom comes to Culver-Stockton after serving as director of
child and adolescent services, Hancock County Mental Health Center,
Carthage, Ill. He also worked as an intern at Methodist Medical Center,
Peoria, in the child and adolescent psychiatric unit and as lead mentor
for Project Next Generation, Macomb. He also has been a teacher in the
Hickory Hills Early Learning Center and Chaddock School. Hickenbottom
is a graduate of Culver-Stockton College and earned his master’s
degree at Western Illinois University.
– Ian G. Wilson and Brent R. Hickenbottom have joined the