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Employee Directory: Aaron Austin

Aaron Austin

Aaron Austin

Vice President for Student Life
  • B. Music Education Kansas State University 1997
  • M.Ed. Arizona State University 2002
About Aaron:

Aaron L. Austin has served as Vice President for Student Life at Bethel College since 2012. Aaron earned his undergraduate degree from Kansas State University in Music Education and completed a minor in American Ethnic Studies. Eventually, Aaron moved on to Arizona State University – Tempe, where he completed a Master’s degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education. He is currently pursuing an Ed.D. from Texas Tech University, and plans to focus on Black Male Achievement as a research topic.

Aaron has worked in professional positions at Kansas State University, Arizona State University, the University of California – San Diego, and Texas Tech University, and has a variety of experiences ranging from fraternity advising to student conduct boards.

Originally from Garden City, KS, Aaron is excited to be back in Kansas and to work with the Student Life staff to develop, implement, and maintain a quality Student Life department that provides the best experience possible to Bethel College students.