It's been nearly 50 years since the last Studebaker rolled off the line in South Bend, Indiana. The factories that once housed hundreds of laborers assembling wagons, and later automobiles, are now either gone or stand as mere reminders of an era gone by. However, one Studebaker has returned to South Bend with plans of making good, moving forward, and bringing gains to the city of his ancestors.
Holy Cross College is proud to announce the hiring of Brian Studebaker as Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management. Brian comes to Holy Cross after having served the last eight years as Director of Admissions at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, and St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. Prior to that, he was Associate Director of Admissions at St. Norbert and Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana.
A native of Bluffton, Indiana, Studebaker received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Saint Joseph's College (Rensselaer, IN) and earned his master's degree in management and organizational behavior from Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
"When we began the search process, Brian was already known by our own admission counselors as an effective leader with a strong reputation among other colleges and universities. We are very pleased to be able to attract a person with so much skill and experience. The search committee especially liked that he gained his experience at small Catholic colleges," Vice President for Mission Advancement, Robert Kloska said of Studebaker. With over twenty years of experience in college admissions (at small Catholic liberal arts colleges) Kloska believes Brian Studebaker will be a great asset to Holy Cross.
Although the wagons have all gone and the cars are rare, the company's legacy lingers, interwoven with the area's history. The Studebaker name remains synonymous with the city of South Bend, and like his fore-fathers before him, Brian Studebaker is looking forward to bringing progress and success to South Bend, as well as to Holy Cross College.