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Advancement and admissions swap places on campus

July 29th, 2021

A big move happened on the Bethel College campus July 28.

Two departments – admissions and advancement/alumni – switched places between Leisy House, on the corner of 24th Street and College Ave., and the suite on the west side of the Administration Building’s 2nd level.

Six admissions staff (plus their summer student worker) moved into the Ad Building while seven advancement and alumni personnel began setting up a new home in Leisy House.

Heidi Hoskinson, vice president for enrollment management, and Brad Kohlman, VP for institutional advancement, sent a message to campus earlier in the summer to announce the move.

“As VPs of these areas,” they wrote, “we are excited about the opportunities this move presents for a variety of reasons.”

They listed “new opportunities for our teams to interact with our constituencies in new, dynamic and innovative ways; new spaces for our distinct operations to grow into and use in efficient and effective ways that benefit the campus community; and new environments that will allow us to create deeper and more meaningful synergies with our campus and community partners.”

They expressed thanks for “our campus colleagues in the tech support and physical plant departments for the hard work they did to make this move a reality.”

Bethel is a four-year liberal arts college founded in 1887 and is the oldest Mennonite college in North America. Known for academic excellence, Bethel ranks at #14 in the Washington Monthly list of “Best Bachelor’s Colleges” and #26 in U.S. News & World Report, Best Regional Colleges Midwest, and earned its third-straight NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Gold Award, based on student service and academic achievement, all for 2020-21; is’s highest ranked Kansas small college with the highest earning graduates; has the #10 RN-to-BSN program in Kansas according to; and is #57 among 829 U.S. colleges and universities named by as “Best for Financial Aid,” as well as #23 “Safest College Towns in the U.S.,” ranked by for 2020-21. For more information, see




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