Faculty and Administration

Administration: University

Office of the President

Ross Allen President
Rahn Franklin, Jr. Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
James H. Barnes III. President Emeritus 1995-2020

Office of the Provost

Robin Rylaarsdam Provost
Randall S. Bergen Associate Provost of CAPS, Seminary, and the Graduate School

Academic Deans

Diane L. Dahl Dean of Nursing, Social Work, and Community Health
Judith E. Landrum Dean of Education and Ministries Division
Chad Osgood Dean of Business, Leadership, Health, and Social Sciences
Peter Vogt Dean of Bethel Seminary

Admissions

Kate Gunderson Director of Admissions CAPS, Seminary, & GS

Financial Aid

Jeffrey D. Olson Director of Financial Aid
Debra R. Cordova Associate Director of Financial Aid
Marla J. Rupp Associate Director of Financial Aid
Laura B. Ellwanger Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Library

David R. Stewart Director of University Libraries

Registrar

Kerri Vickers Registrar
Lori Beyer Associate Registrar, CAPS, Seminary, & GS

Student Life

Natalie Beazer Director of Accessibility Resources and Services
Ryan T. Gunderson Dean of Student Success and Retention
Miriam Hill Director of Counseling Services
Elizabeth K. Miller Director of Health Services
 

Administration: Graduate School

Randall S. Bergen Associate Provost of CAPS, Seminary, and the Graduate School
Ryan T. Gunderson Dean of Student Success and Retention
Diane Dahl Dean of Nursing, Social Work, and Community Health
Judith Landrum Dean of Education and Ministries Division
Chad Osgood Dean of Business, Leadership Health, & Social Sciences; Program Director, Athletic Training
Ross Jahnke Dean of Academic Development and Operations
Kandice J. Bierle Academic Operations Manager
Josh Manfred Program Lifecycle Manager
Bailee Humphrey Lead Administrative Assistant

Business, Leadership, Health & Social Sciences Division

This division oversees academic matters pertaining to the graduate programs in business, leadership, health, and social sciences.  Faculty members and academically qualified administrators are designated as program directors for graduate programs.

Christy Hanson Program Director: Physician Assistant
L. J. "Sam" Helgerson Program Director, Strategic Leadership
Jennifer Nelson Program Director, Counseling
Jeanine Parolini Program Director, MBA

Education Division

This division oversees academic matters pertaining to the graduate programs in education. Faculty members and academically qualified administrators are designated as program directors for graduate programs.

Katie Bonawitz Program Director, Special Education
Jessica Daniels Program Director, Leadership in Higher Education
Laura BeMent-Jaroscak Program Director, Work-Based Learning License
Gregory R. Nelson Program Director, Certificate in International Baccalaureate Education
Tracy Reimer Program Director, Leadership in K-12 Education
Lisa Silmser Program Director, Education K-12
Molly J. Wickam Program Director, Teaching; Director, Academic Resource Center

Nursing and Social Work Division

This division oversees academic matters pertaining to the graduate programs in nursing and social work.  Faculty members and academically qualified administrators are designated as program directors for graduate programs.

Wendy Thompson Program Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice
Jane M. Wrede Program Director, Nurse-Midwifery
Eydie Shypulski Program Director: MSW

Faculty advisor: Each student is assigned a faculty advisor.

Thesis advisor: The thesis advisor will supervise the preparation and defense of the Master's Capstone.

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