Meet the Admissions Staff

Andy Ray, Director of Admissions  

Andy met the love of his life, Regina, on the first day of freshman orientation at North Greenville in 1982.  Andy and Regina both sang in Joyful Sound while they were in school at North Greenville.  They were later married and now have two children, Elizabeth and David.  Andy started working at NGU in 1992.  When Andy is not serving NGU, he can be found serving God as the Minister of Music/Worship Leader at Bethel Baptist Church in Greenville, SC.     

 Email Andy or call him at 864.977.7053.


Erin Wall, Director of Enrollment Marketing & Events

Erin is a 2000 NGU grad with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies. She immediately began her career in the Office of Admissions.  Erin completed her MBA with NGU in 2007. Erin considers it a blessing and privilege to share with prospective students her memories and experiences from NGU.

For questions about NGU Open House and other special events, email Erin or call her at 864.977.7051.


Debbie Barefoot, Associate Director for New First Time Students

Debbie graduated from Anderson University and has worked at NGU since 1998. Sharing NGU with prospective students and their families is very rewarding to Debbie. She considers it a privilege to work with high school students as they make decisions that will impact them for a lifetime.  For a listing of Debbie's territories, click here

Email Debbie or call her at 864.977.7175.


Whitney Barefoot, Associate Director
Transfer and International Counselor

Whitney Barefoot is a 2007 NGU Mass Communication grad.  Whitney assists transfer and international transfer students with the admissions process. She enjoys sharing her experiences with prospective students as she guides them to becoming fellow Crusaders and feels blessed to work for her alma mater! For a listing of Whitney's territories, click here.

Email Whitney or call her at 864.977.7274.


Katie Lynn Marshall, Senior Admissions Counselor/International Student Counselor

Katie Lynn graduated from NGU in 2009 with a Marketing degree. She works with our high school graduates and international students. Katie Lynn loved her time as a student at NGU and enjoys sharing her experience with students as they make decisions about college. For a listing of Katie Lynn's territories, click here.

Email Katie Lynn or call her at 864.663.0187 ext. 1187.



Cory Truax, Admissions Counselor
Missionary Dependent Enrollment Coordinator

Cory graduated from NGU in 2008 with an interdisciplinary degree in History and English. He now enjoys the opportunity in helping students make their decisions to attend NGU. You can hear Cory Truax on various radio talk shows in the Upstate.  For a listing of Cory's territories, click here.

Email Cory or call him at 864.977.7159.



Elizabeth Whitley, Admissions Counselor

Elizabeth graduated from NGU in 2015 with a BS in Psychology. She sang in Joyful Sound during her four years here and served as the Womenís Ministry liaison between NGU and the South Carolina Baptist Convention during her senior year. Elizabeth considers it a joy to work here and give back to the institution that invested so much into her and helped her to grow and flourish in her calling for ministry.For a listing of Elizabeth's territories, click here.

Email Elizabeth or call her at 864.977.7054.



W. Frank Eskridge, III, Admissions Counselor

Frank graduated from NGU in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management. He enjoys talking about random sports information and has a passion for NGU. He is excited and thankful to be a part of the NGU Admissions team. For a listing of Frankís territories, click here.

Email Frank or call him at 864.895.1672.


Michelle Moses, Office Manager for Admissions

Michelle has worked at NGU since 2001. She enjoys working at NGU because she loves being able to worship her Lord through her work.  Michelle loves working in the Office of Admissions because this is where she feels the Lord has called her to serve and minister.

For questions about the admissions process or reactivating an application, email Michelle or call her at 864.977.7050.


Joan Moon, Secretary/Receptionist & Campus Ambassador Advisor

Joan enjoys working at NGU because she knows that Christ is the center of everything.  She is thankful for the freedom of sharing her faith in Christ with everyone on campus.  Joan loves that the faculty, staff, and students are all one big family! 

For questions about your application, prepayment, Sneak Preview, or Campus Ambassadors, email Joan or call her at 864.977.7001.


Lauren Gravely, Office Manager Assistant

Lauren graduated from NGU in 2014 with a BA in Broadcast Media.  She quickly felt God calling her back to her alma mater.  She is grateful to be a part of the NGU family.

Email Lauren or call her at 864.663.0188 ext. 1188.




Kayla Gilreath, Enrollment Marketing Assistant

Kayla was born and raised in the North Greenville area.  She is excited to be a vital part of the Admissions process!  

Email Kayla or call her at 864.663.7501.







Kristyn Cooke, Campus Visit Coordinator

Kristyn is a 2013 graduate of NGU with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies. She enjoys interacting with students and feel so blessed to be a part of the Admissions Team.

For questions about scheduling a private campus visit, Distinguished Fridays, or booking Hayes Ministry Center (Moore Hall), email Kristyn or call her at 864.977.7052.


Lauren Hall, Data Entry Specialist

Lauren graduated from Anderson University in 2015 with a degree in Communications with emphasis in Advertising and Public Relations. Lauren appreciates the Christ-centered education offered at North Greenville. She is excited to be a member of the NGU team!

Email Lauren or call her at 864. 663.0190 ext. 1190.