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New VP for admissions comes to Bethel from Fresno Pacific University

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College President Perry D. White has announced the appointment of Andrew Johnson as vice president for admissions.

Johnson recently concluded two years as director of undergraduate admissions at Fresno (California) Pacific University.

Before that, from Nov. 2006 through Feb. 2013, he was director of seminary admissions at FPU Biblical Seminary.

Johnson is a cum laude graduate of Tabor College, Hillsboro, with a B.A. in English, and also has a Master of Divinity degree from Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary (now FPU Biblical Seminary), where he was a P.A. and Sophie Enns Honors Scholar.

He has served as an adjunct instructor in communication at FPU, as lead pastor of The Dwelling Place in Kitchener, Ontario, and as associate transition pastor at First Mennonite Church, Paso Robles, California.

Johnson officially begins at Bethel July 13 but will attend the Mennonite Church USA convention in Kansas City in early July.

“Bethel College has a wonderful history of inspiring students in the classroom, through art, athletics and service, equipping them to make a difference in the world. I am excited to join the Bethel community to continue this missional work,” Johnson said.

“Bethel is poised to capitalize on existing strength and value to reach out to new students who desire a college experience that encourages them to find the intersection between intellect, culture and professional success.”

“I am thrilled to have someone of Mr. Johnson’s caliber join our administrative team,” said President White.

“Not only does Andy bring with him a track record of tremendous experience and success in the admissions field but, by all accounts, he is a person of tremendous integrity and character, with significant familiarity with Bethel and the south-central Kansas region.”

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, and is the highest-ranked Kansas college in the Washington Monthly annual college guide for 2014-15. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see

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