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Kathleen Sipprell

Kathleen Sipprell

Manager of Student Success


  • B.S. in History, Northwestern University
  • M.A. in Art History, University of St. Thomas
  • M.A. in Fine and Decorative Arts, Sotheby’s Art Institute
  • Ed.D in Educational Leadership, Bethel University (in progress)

Home state


My favorite things about Bethel University

My favorite thing about Bethel is the sense of inclusivity and warmth felt on and off campus. After my first day, I felt like I belonged to a wonderful, supportive community grounded in Christ.

My favorite thing about the Twin Cities and life

My favorite thing about the Twin Cities is the weather! Growing up in Southern California, where it is 72 degrees and sunny all year round, proved quite the initial shock to my system when I first relocated to Minnesota. But today, I love the unexpected changes each season brings!

My favorite things about being a Student Success Manager

Empowering students to take ownership of their academic path and in turn help them realize the true benefits of an education. Also, as an Ed.D student here at Bethel, I love being able to relate and provide a sympathetic ear to the difficulties we all encounter when trying to juggle the work, life, and school balance.

Before working at Bethel

Before working at Bethel, I taught art history at North Central University and was a personal property appraiser of fine and decorative arts.