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Bret Hyder

Director of Admissions

800.255.8706, ext. 6242


  • B.A. in History and Social Studies Education 5-12, Bethel University
  • M.A. in Education K-12, Bethel University


Grew up in Oregon and lives in Shakopee, Minnesota

My favorite things about Bethel University

Experiencing a truly unique Christian liberal arts education and creating lifelong friends.

My favorite places on Bethel's campus

The hill by the back entrance. I asked my wife to marry me there, so it has some sentimental value.

My favorite Twin Cities/Minnesota sites

The Minnesota State Fair, basically for the food. I also enjoy spending time at my family's cabin in Northern Minnesota and having pizza at Zorbaz.

Before working at Bethel

I spent 5 years in higher education admissions prior to coming to Bethel. Before that, I was a high school social studies teacher and coach. It's great to be back at Bethel.

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