YC Alum Joins Staff

Willie Sanchez ('82) named Director of Admissions

Willie Sanchez

Willie Sanchez has been named the Director of Admissions at York College and will begin his role the latter part of April. Brent Magner, Vice President for Advancement, announced the hiring of Sanchez to the campus this week and received immediate approval by the YC family. A majority of the college community have heard Willie in his past speaking engagements on campus.

Sanchez has built his career working with teens and is known nationwide for his keynote presentations at conferences for youth and college students. He comes to York from the Highland Oaks congregation in Dallas, Texas, where he has served as the Student Life Minister since 2006. His longtime work with the Westside Church of Christ in Bakersfield, California as Youth Minister spanned twenty-two years.

Sanchez at Soul QuestSanchez has a passion for helping students find God in their lives. He is gifted in the study and teaching of God's word in a way that is relevant in the lives of his audience.

"Willie’s work with teens and his commitment to that ministry for over two decades is a perfect match for this role as Director of Admissions," said Magner.  “We’re very fortunate to have someone of his experience and talents to say 'yes' to this position. This is a tremendous blessing to our recruiting efforts.”

A motorcycle enthusiast who loves playing his guitar and coaching football & basketball, Willie feels his greatest accomplishment, which he shares with his wife Tamara, is raising three faithful, committed children who love the Lord. Both of their daughters, Ashley and Aubrey, are current students at YC.

Sanchez received his A.S. at York College in 1982 before earning his B.S. in Religious Education at Oklahoma Christian University and a Masters in Ministry at Pepperdine University.

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