About Us

Our team (you’ll meet them below) is made up of passionate, driven people who keenly understand the challenges you’re up against. We combine decades of higher education experience with an unparalleled commitment to partner success through seamless collaboration, precise strategy, and extensive expertise. As a result, our revenue-share partners experience increased enrollment, greater revenue, and improved student retention, all at a lower cost.

  We’ve been on the other side. We have 50+ years of experience running higher education institutions as well as educating students. We know the struggle and understand the need to help institutions develop and maintain their online presence. 

Emerge believes that maintaining the integrity and quality of your academic reputation and brand are our foremost responsibilities.

James M. Hunter, PhD,
Chief Executive Officer


Executive Team

Jim Hunter

Chief Executive Officer

Scott McQuinn

Chief Operating Officer

Kelly Lougee

Senior Vice President of Client and Student Operations

Chris Wilford

Senior Vice President of Marketing

Meet the Emerge Education Team

Ryan Buchar

Recruitment Manager

Toby Burris

Enrollment Manager

Allison Darhun

Content Specialist

Laura Delaney

Director of Marketing

Andrew Flinchbaugh

Director of Corporate Outreach
John Gallo - Digital Marketing Manager

John Gallo

Digital Marketing Manager

Kelly Gosnell

Senior Enrollment Manager

Bill Gutshall

Senior Student Support Manager

Sara Hendrick

Student Success Manager

Elizabeth Hill

Senior Enrollment Manager

Michele Kieff

Senior Enrollment Manager​

Beth Lewis

Senior Enrollment Manager

Michelle Meiser

Director of Admissions

Doug Miller

Enrollment Manager

Evan Mock

Student Success Coach

Carla Polly

Call Center Specialist

Tisa Riley

Systems Manager

Kelsey Roth

Enrollment Support Specialist

Steven Snerr

Enrollment Support Specialist

Bill Steger

Financial Analyst

Sahil Vachhani

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