Andrew Barrett-Bettcher

Job Titles

  • Adjunct Faculty Instructor
    Business Management (B.S.), College of Adult and Professional Studies
    Associate of Science (A.S.) College of Adult and Professional Studies


Andrew has a background in Engineering, Quality Management and Business Performance Excellence. He presently works full-time for Target Corp. as a Senior Manager in Product Safety & Quality for global manufacturing of Target's private label products. Andrew spent 16 years in aviation, holding positions in aircraft structural engineering and operations management at Northwest Airlines. He spent 11 years in healthcare quality at Optum, and has been in retail since 2019. Target. He has served on several Boards of Directors. Besides teaching at Bethel, he is an adjunct faculty member at the School of Engineering, University of St. Thomas. He earned his Bachelor's in Aerospace Engineering with a concentration in Vehicle Design at the University of Minnesota. He earned a Master's in Business focused on Market Research from the University of St. Thomas. He is married and has 4 children and is a native Minnesotan.

Started at Bethel



  • University of Minnesota, Institue of Technology - Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering, 1993
  • University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business - Master of Business Administration - Market Research, 2000

Courses Taught

BUSN 660 - Operations Management - Graduate School of Business

BUSN 401 - CAPS/GS - Operations Management & Supply Chain

BUSN 285 - CAPS/GS - Information & Organizations

BUSN 101 - CAPS/GS - Introduction to Business




Sigma Gamma Tau - Aerospace Engineering Honor Society

Certificates and Licenses

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, UnitedHealth Group

Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Trainer - UnitedHealth Group

Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) - National Assocation for Healthcare Quality

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

TransAfrican Education Network - (2022-present)

Gillette Children's Hospital - Ethics Committee (2006-2019)

Valley College - Board of Directors (2001-2011)

American Society for Quality



Hobbies and Interests

Faith and Family first. History, Genealogy, German, Travel.


"Do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8 // "Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer." Romans 12:12 - Paul the Apostle