New Hires in Enrollment

The TUG Admission Office is pleased to welcome two new staff members to our department this week.

Jodi Smith is the new assistant director of international admission and recruitment. Jodi comes to FPU from Westmont College after 30 years of service there in admissions. She will be working with all (TUG, DC, GRAD, SEM, IELP) students thru the application process and will be a university DSO (Designated School Official) in SEVIS. Her office is currently located in the TUG Admission Office in McDonald Hall. We are thrilled to have Jodi’s experience and passion for Christian higher education contribute to our goals here at FPU.

Vanessa Rodriguez is our newest admission counselor. Vanessa is from Dinuba and attends Dinuba Mennonite Brethren Church. She is a recent graduate of Vanguard University where she also worked in the admission office as a lead student caller and tour guide. Vanessa will be the designated recruiter for freshman recruited athletes, a few local high schools (Buchanan, Clovis West, Clovis East, Clovis North, Fresno Christian, Patino, Duncan, and Fresno High), and working with applicants from the Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, and Santa Barbara area. Her office is also located in the TUG Admission Office in McDonald Hall.


We are so excited to have both of these gifted individuals here at FPU with us. Please give them a warm FPU welcome!