Sr. Vice President President, Head Coach-Mens Basketball & Special Assistant to the President
Klint Pleasant, Vice President of the College, directs and oversees the Enrollment Services, Center for Extended Learning (CEL) and Athletic departments. He manages the Director of CEL, Director of Admissions, recruiters, administrative assistants and all athletic coaches and athletic department personnel. Klint works with his team to implement the yearly recruiting process (such as; mail and marketing, office and recruiting processes, campus visits, call nights, weekly team meetings, preview days, travel schedules, high school visits and church visits). Moreover, Klint (along with the Director of Admissions) works closely with Financial Aid to manage all institutional aid and scholarships. Furthermore, Klint also works with the men’s basketball team as the men’s basketball coach. He also does hands-on recruiting for the varsity men’s basketball roster. In addition, Klint travels frequently on behalf of Rochester College speaking in churches, High Schools, civic events and various other gatherings. He also represents Rochester College on the Greater Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce and serves on several city committees.
Klint’s roots are planted deeply in Rochester College’s soils as his grandfather; Lucien Palmer was a founding father. Dr. Palmer served as the first Dean of the College and later served as President for eight years. Klint’s father, Garth Pleasant, has served at Rochester College for over 30 years as the men’s basketball coach, Athletic Director and as a member of the faculty. Klint came to Rochester College after seven years of coaching college basketball. He was an assistant coach at NCAA Div. I Kent State University in 2001-2002 when they advanced to the Elite Eight before being eliminated by The University of Indiana. Klint then went on to be the head men’s basketball coach for three seasons (2002-2005) at Abilene Christian University (where he was the youngest NCAA Div. II head coach in the country) before returning to Rochester College in June of 2005. Klint also coached at The University of Tennessee-Martin (1998-2001) and Wayne State University (1998-99). Klint attended Rochester College before graduating from Lipscomb University in 1998. He then completed a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2001. He is married to Rachel (Stevens) and they have two daughters, Abigail Rae and Julia Louise (named after Lucien Palmer’s wife, former first lady of Rochester College).