On most spring days, when Lauren Bausch isn’t helping young adults learn about options available to them through Aultman College, you’ll find her on a softball field helping young women achieve their athletic goals. As a middle school basketball coach and the head coach for JV softball at Perry High School, Lauren has developed strong relationship-building and communication skills through her work with players and parents. Now she incorporates those talents into the discussions she has as recruitment coordinator for Aultman College, a role she took on in spring 2021.
“I accepted this position because I love the idea of helping young adults and older adults fulfill their dreams of pursuing a career in the healthcare field,” said Lauren. “As a coach, I have learned to figure out what drives my individual players, which impacts my messaging and how I communicate. There are a lot of similarities in college recruiting.”
Holding a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Mount Union, Lauren’s position with the College is the next chapter in a 17-year career with Aultman, where she worked in positions in finance, clinical, and population health departments. “One of the biggest strengths of Aultman College is their affiliation with one of the region’s leading healthcare systems. I have had the chance during my career at Aultman Hospital to work in a variety of healthcare settings. This knowledge gives me the ability to showcase the numerous avenues a healthcare professional can take upon graduation from Aultman College.”
Lauren is excited to increase enrollment by raising awareness of the majors and certificates offered by Aultman College. But she also plans to focus on the values. “As a new employee, I am really impressed by the culture of Aultman College. It’s a very caring environment that prioritizes the success of students and employees. That is a message I intend to communicate in all of my recruiting conversations.”