Meet the Staff: Daniel Goodpaster

by Julia Kelb | Nov 03, 2017

Daniel GoodpasterEffective October 1, Daniel Goodpaster was promoted to director of enrollment management for the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM). In his new role, Goodpaster’s main responsibilities include making sure applicants are being moved through the application process, facilitating interview days for applicants, and traveling to recruit students throughout the country.

A Kentucky native, Goodpaster previously served as a college basketball coach before making the move to admissions. He is in his second year at the university and has enjoyed exploring Indianapolis since moving to the area.

Q & A with Daniel Goodpaster

Q: What’s been your favorite part of living in Indianapolis so far?

A: I got married just a couple of months ago. I met my wife here. We live downtown, so we love to bike downtown. 

Q: What are some of your current projects?

A: Our office is working on a virtual tour for the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences. We are hoping to have it on our website here in the next two or three weeks. That has been a huge project, and we are really excited about it.

Q: What was it like being part of the inaugural graduation for MU-COM?

A: It was super special to see. There is so much effort that goes into recruiting a class. I saw some faculty and staff members tearing up when students were opening their letters on Match Day.

Q: Outside of work, what do you like to do?

A: I love to play basketball. My wife was a soccer player in college, so we like to do sports things. We like to go to Pacers and Colts games and are very active. But, sometimes on the weekends, we literally just don’t do anything, which is nice as well.

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