More familiar faces leaving Newman soon

By: Madeline Schnieders, Managing Editor

Newman will soon say goodbye to two well-known staff members: Director of Residence Life Turner Middendorf and Scott Mudloff, the advisor for special populations.

Mudloff said he has accepted the position of educational director of testing services at the new Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in downtown Wichita. He assumes his role on May 11.

Mudloff came to Newman as the director of residence life in 2016. He started his current position in the Runway Learning Center in 2020 and now has 20 students with undecided majors whom he advises. Dean of the School of Business Jill Fort will advise Mudloff’s students when he leaves, he said.

Students might still see him around at NU Jets games, Mudloff said. Athletic Director Joanna Pryor and Associate Athletic Director Maureen Rohleder have said he is welcome to continue announcing at Jets volleyball and basketball games, he said.

Middendorf first started as the residence life graduate assistant in 2019. He then took Mudloff’s place as director of residence life in 2020, when Mudloff started his current job. Middendorf said in an email that he and his wife are moving to Topeka to be closer to family. His last day at Newman will be May 13.

Middendorf said that his favorite moments at Newman have been spent working closely with members of the resident assistant staff and watching them grow in their leadership skills.

“I believe my biggest accomplishment has been working with SGA to purchase 20 new laundry machines for the Carrocci and Fugate laundry rooms as well as ending the need for quarters to use the laundry machines across campus (Although, we are still waiting on the machines to ship thanks to supply chain issues),” Middendorf said.

While he never envisioned spending three years at Newman, Middendorf said, he is grateful for the experience and the people he met during his time at the university.

“I have greatly appreciated my time here, and working with the students, staff and faculty are memories I will carry with me for the rest of my life,” he said.

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