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Bethel announces new faculty, staff appointments

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College announces the following new faculty and staff appointments for the 2014-15 school year:

Jayson Artaz, men’s basketball assistant coach

Jeff Baylor, vice president for admissions. Baylor served various roles in marketing, enrollment and student services at St. Leo (Florida) University, Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania, and Marietta (Ohio) College, as well as, most recently, the University of South Dakota-Vermillion. He has an M.A. in guidance and counseling from Marietta College and an MBA from Tiffin (Ohio) University.

Joanna Bjerum, director of counseling, career services and experiential learning. She has a master’s degree in social work from Newman University, Wichita.

Jean Butts (began September 2013), resident director, Warkentin Court, and coordinator of cross-cultural engagement and inclusion

Lindsey Chandler, volleyball assistant coach

Gabriel Fonseca, resident director, Voth Hall, and coordinator of student activities

Nicholas Garrett, football assistant coach (offense)/recruiter

Jessica Gillette, associate professor of health and physical education. She earned her Master of Science degree in health, physical education and recreation from Emporia State University.

Joseph Gogus, cheer coach

Guadalupe Gonzalez, admissions counselor

Peter Goerzen, campus pastor and director of church relations

Brett Gunderson, women’s basketball assistant coach

Luis Herrera, admissions counselor

Tony Hoops, men’s basketball head coach

Chris Ibach, graduate assistant in athletic training

Ethan Koerner, visiting instructor of communication arts and director of theater (sabbatical replacement for John McCabe-Juhnke). He earned an M.A. in theater from Bowling Green (Ohio) State University.

Linsey Laird, women’s soccer assistant coach

Doug Lengel, KIPCOR office assistant. He has an MBA from Wichita State University.

Annette LeZotte, director of Kauffman Museum. She has a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Texas at Austin.

Yanxu Liu, assistant professor of business and economics. She has an M.A. in management from Northeast Dianli University, Jilin, China, and a Ph.D. in applied economics from Utah State University.

Lindsey Luinstra, head athletic trainer

Kristen Marble, convocation program coordinator, College Issues Colloquy instructor and liberal education adviser. She earned a Master of Divinity degree from George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and a Master of Education degree from the University of Idaho.

Gail Marsh, administrative assistant to the director of development

Jake Meyer, men’s basketball assistant coach

Jana Olwine, visiting assistant professor of chemistry. She earned her Ph.D. in chemistry from Miami (Ohio) University, Ohio, specializing in chemistry education research with a cognate in organic chemistry.

Kyle Kenichi Otineru, football assistant coach

Laura Prahm, instructor of nursing (promotion to full-time teaching from clinical instructor)

Jordyn Rice, admissions counselor

Stephen Rogers, football assistant coach (defensive backs)

Siobhán Scarry, visiting assistant professor of literary studies. She earned her M.A. in English literature and her M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Montana, and her Ph.D. in English literature from the State University of New York-Buffalo.

Andrew Schmidt, admissions counselor

Bobbi Schrag, instructor of nursing (promotion to full-time teaching position from clinical instructor)

Maggie Stephenson, volleyball assistant coach

Pam Tieszen, vice president for institutional advancement. She was most recently principal/superintendent of Freeman (South Dakota) Academy. She has an M.A. in leadership in education from the University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Geri Tyrell, director of nursing (promotion from assistant professor of nursing). She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Tulsa.

Dan Wassink, KIPCOR senior mediator. He has a master’s degree in dispute resolution from Marquette University.

Andrew White, graduate assistant in football

Tiffany Wyse, volleyball assistant coach

Bethel College is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas listed in the 2014-15 analysis of top colleges and universities in the United States. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA.

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As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.