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Executive Leadership Team

The Executive Leadership Team (ELT) includes cabinet members and a larger group of leaders responsible for specific areas and who report to cabinet members. As an example, while the provost represents the university's educational program on the Cabinet, the ELT meetings include the provost, the senior academic officers for each school, the campus pastor, and the vice president for student life.

The team meets monthly for planning, review of issues, and both operational and strategic concerns.

Jay Barnes


John Addleman

Special Assistant to the President

Jim Bender

Chief Advancement Officer

Randy Bergen

Associate Provost for the College of Adult & Professional Studies, Bethel Seminary, and Graduate School

Amy Blaz

Chief Financial Officer

Laurel Bunker

Associate Vice President of Christian Formation and Church Relations

Deb Harless

Executive Vice President and Provost

Dan Nelson

Chief Institutional Data and Research Officer

Mark Posner

Vice President for Facilities and Information Technology Services

Ruben Rivera

Chief Diversity Officer

Deb Sullivan-Trainor

Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Michael Vedders

Chief Enrollment and Marketing Officer

Cara Wald

Chief Human Resources and Strategy Officer, Title IX Coordinator; and Compliance Officer

William Washington

Vice President for Student Life