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Dr. Jamie Caridi 

Interim President of Bethany College

Dr. Jamie Caridi became Bethany’s interim president on Jan. 1, 2022.

He is the founder and president of Terra Firma Consulting Services in Columbus, Ohio, a full-service firm specializing in faith-based higher education management, strategic planning, academic planning, and institutional renewal and turnaround. He and his company have been working with Bethany’s trustees, staff, and faculty since May 2021, helping to assess the state of the college and develop and implement a three-year strategic plan.

Dr. Caridi has more than 20 years of experience in higher education, including having served as vice president for student development and dean of retention at Ohio Dominican University, assistant vice president and dean of students at Saint Vincent College, and adjunct professor, Master of Arts in Higher Education, at Geneva College.


  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ph.D. in Educational Studies, Educational Leadership and Higher Education
  • Geneva College, M.Ed. in Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
    Saint Vincent College, B.A. in Biology

Our Leadership

President’s Cabinet

Dara Bearer

Vice President for Enrollment Management

Bethany House
Kathy Burd

Vice President for Human Resources

Cramblet Hall, 304
Susan Halulko

Vice President of Finance; CFO

Cramblet Hall
Brian Sansom

Director of Athletics

Hummel Field House, 216
Gerald Stebbins

Vice President and Dean of Students

Bethany House
Chuck Stinemetz

Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs

Old Main
Lori B. Weaver

Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Marketing & Communications

Erickson Alumni Center