Meet the undergrad admissions staff

Zach Goodsell- Admissions Counselor

Zach Goodsell
    • Been at GU Since 2007
    • Email Zach
    • 402.449.2870

    • Zach's favorites:

      Ice cream flavor: Cookies and Cream
      Movie: Escape from Alcatraz, The Great Escape
      TV Show: The Office, The Cosby Show, The A-Team
      Sports team: Nebraska Cornhuskers 
      Bible Verse: Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. -Isaiah 40:30-31
      Advice for future college students: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” –Howard Thurman

Tara Koth - Director of Admissions

  • Been at GU Since  1998
  • Email Tara
  • 402.449.2916

    Tara's favorites: 

    Ice cream flavor: Homemade ice cream! 
    Movie: Pride and Prejudice, Phantom of the Opera or Two Weeks Notice - too many to choose from! :) 
    TV Show: Amazing Race 
    Sports team: Nebraska Cornhuskers
    Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:11 " 'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.' " 
    Advice for future college students: Find a college that fits you, whether that's big or small, close to home or far away, don't be afraid to ask questions and find out what the college is really like. College is going to be a great experience and God will teach you many things in those years. Be ready to grow and have an amazing time! College is a great time to build lasting friendships, so don't be afraid to get involved. Bring a camera to capture all the fun, and save quarters for laundry :) 

Ryan Potter - Athletic Recruiter

  • Been at GU Since  2012
  • Email Ryan
  • 402.449.2868

    Ryan's favorites: 

    Ice cream flavor: Chocolate
    Movie: It's a tie! Remember the Titans and Coach Carter 
    TV Show: The Voice, HGTV, and Sportscenter
    Sports team: Miami Heat
    Bible Verse:Philippians 1:21 "For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain."  
    Advice for future college students: Enjoy it. It is the best four years of your life!

Justin Fennert - Admission Counselor

  • Been at GU Since 2013
  • Email Justin
  • 402.449.2960

    Ryan's favorites: 

    Ice cream flavor: Cookies and Crème
    Movie: Mighty Ducks 1 and 2, Miracle on Ice, and Pond Hockey
    TV Show: New Girl
    Sports team: Nebraska Cornhuskers and Minnesota Wild
    Bible Verse: Colossians 3:23 “For whatever you do, work at it with all of your heart as working for the Lord and not for man."  
    Advice for future college students: College is a great time to try new things and get out of your comfort zone. Don’t be scared of failure, "If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.” - Elon Musk


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