Mark Reddy steps into executive director position at Olivet

“I want to continue the rich tradition of recruiting strong classes to our University.” – Mark Reddy

Lauren Beatty

August 21, 2019 Alumni & Friends, Statements

Olivet Nazarene University is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Reddy ’95/’08 M.O.L. as the executive director of admissions, effective immediately. He is responsible for leading the undergraduate enrollment efforts for the University.


Mark is an Olivet alumnus, with a bachelor’s degree in history education and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from ONU. Mark also earned an MA in educational administration from Ball State University.

Following a very successful career as a teacher, athletic director, varsity football coach, school administrator and dean of students at the high school level, Mark returned to Olivet in 2012 as the defensive coordinator for ONU’s varsity football program. After three years as a varsity coach, Mark then transitioned to the new student enrollment and financial assistance team as a family advocate and in his most recent position as director of New Student Financial Aid. As director, Reddy was an integral member of the leadership team that successfully implemented a new program specific recruitment structure and strategy for the Office of Admissions.

Mark is known as a trusted, gifted leader and a subject matter expert in financial aid, admissions, enrollment management, coaching and athletic administration. His natural coaching skills make him an effective leader of leaders, as well as a mentor to young professionals. His positive, productive and engaging style make him the ideal for leading the enrollment team and sustaining a campus-wide recruitment effort.

“I have witnessed Mark build strong relationships with critical strategic partners,” says Brian Allen, vice president of institutional advancement. “He is respected by his colleagues within admissions and across campus, which will serve the University well as we further strengthen vital campus partnerships in academic recruitment and enrollment.”

Mark is excited to further deepen his involvement at Olivet. “The Office of Admissions has done a great job of recruiting strong classes to our campus,” he says. “I want to continue in that rich tradition. Anytime there is new leadership, change will take place. I hope that I can facilitate a culture in our office that is so attractive and infectious that when students and their families visit, they desire to be a part of who we are and join the ONU family.”

He and his wife, Tracey (Dufek) ’97, are the parents of freshman Maddi, Tatum, Morgan and Teegan. Tracey is an RN at Riverside Hospital. The family is actively involved at GatheringPoint Church of the Nazarene and local community theatre productions.

Published 8/21/19

Lauren Beatty

Lauren Beatty ’13 is a freelance writer, author, editor, artist and an adjunct professor in the Department of Communication at Olivet. She earned a Master of Arts degree in cross-cultural and sustainable business management from the American University of Paris in 2014. Her thesis explored the evolution of socially responsible business practices in America.

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