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Matt Lagus

Student Success Advisor


B.A., Biology and Spanish, Luther College

Home state


My favorite things about Bethel University

Bethel values people. It’s a place where students, faculty, and staff can feel known and a sense of belonging.

My favorite things about the Twin Cities and life

Natural areas. Along with having all the resources of a big city, the Twin Cities also have great access to natural areas. Whether hiking through a state park, floating on a lake or river, or enjoying ski trails in the winter, there are tons of ways to enjoy the outdoors.

My favorite thing about being a Student Success Advisor

Getting to know students and helping students know themselves better. I work closely with students throughout the course of their academic program, and I love getting to discover what motivates them and help them take steps towards what they’re passionate about.

Before working at Bethel

I was a researcher for the University of Minnesota studying native pollinators, and I taught 2nd and 3rd grade in an elementary Spanish-immersion program. Outside of work, I love being outside (hiking, camping, canoeing), playing music, reading, listening to Hamilton, and playing nearly any sport or game.