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Admissions and Athletics

Jill Minkel, M.S.
Associate Director of Admissions/Director of Fine Arts & Affinity Recruiting
Phone: 641-585-8484
Fax: 641-585-8125

M.S. Organizational Leadership, Columbia Southern University, 2015
B.A. Mass Communications with emphases in Public Relations and Print Journalism, Coaching Authorization, Waldorf College, 2007


Minkel graduated from Waldorf College in 2007, earning her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications. Minkel was a key recruit in the 2003 recruiting class for Coach Jerome. During her time as a Warrior, Minkel played basketball until she was struck with injury. Four knee surgeries later, Minkel finished her college career as a student assistant.

Minkel graduated from Cedar Falls High School in Cedar Falls, Iowa, in 2003 – a traditionally strong basketball program. Minkel was a varsity starter during her junior and senior seasons. In her junior season, Minkel was named the most improved offensive player and was an MVC All-Conference player. As a captain in her senior season, Minkel had the highest field goal percentage and most rebounds on the team, was the most improved defensive player, named to the MVC All-Conference Team, and received district honors.

Before assisting Head Coach Denny Jerome, Minkel had six years of experience coaching within the Cedar Falls basketball program, AAU, the Iowa Games, and at Snow Valley Basketball School.

Minkel currently works at Waldorf College as the Assistant Director of Admissions.

Additional Information:
Recruitment Area: Alabama, Alaska, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois (Southern Illinois), Indiana, Iowa (Central & Eastern Iowa, as well as Clear Lake & Ventura in North Iowa), Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Wyoming
Hometown: Cedar Falls
High School: Cedar Falls High School (2003) – Go Tigers!
Fun Fact: Some of Jill's favorite things are: jewelry, scarves, purses, basketball shorts, and Nike shoes!
Inspirational Quote: “Desire and determination must overcome disappointment.” –Walter Alston
Favorite Book: The Help, or anything by Jodi Picoult
Hobbies/Interests: Sports (especially basketball), traveling, shopping, coffee houses, reading, weekend bonfires, & attending Minnesota Lynx games.
What do you enjoy most about Waldorf: Interacting with all the different types of people within our family atmosphere.