Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success
Karen Hunt joined Bethany College as Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success in May of 2018.
Previously, Karen was the Executive Director of Admissions at Wittenberg University in Ohio, where she was responsible for recruitment, admission, scholarships, new student financial aid, admission marketing and communications, for a campus of 1900 students. During her tenure, Karen and her team increased new student headcount by more than 15% over five years in line with institutional goals and met or exceeded enrollment/revenue goals each year.
Karen earned her B.A. in communications from Wilmington College and her M.S. in college student personnel service from Miami University of Ohio.
Director of Enrollment Management
Becky Pauls returned to Bethany College as the Director of Enrollment Management in August 2016, after having served as an Associate Director of Admission for eight years at Davis & Elkins College. She has worked in higher education since 1993 including several different positions at Bethany and three additional small, private colleges. Some of the positions have included Assistant Director of Admission & Financial Aid, Assistant Registrar and Director of Academic Services. Becky is pleased to be back at Bethany College where she got her start in Enrollment Management in 1995.
She received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Ohio State University.
Becky and her husband Ted, who grew up in Bethany, have lived in the town of Bethany since 1995 with their daughter Hannah and son Garrett.
Assistant Director of Enrollment Management and Campus Visit Coordinator
Laura Doty joined the Bethany College center for enrollment in August of 2018. Her previous experience includes not only college marketing, branding, recruitment, and student services, but also trust and investment services as well as teaching.
Laura received a B.S. in finance and marketing from Ohio University, an MBA from Wheeling Jesuit University, and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Ohio University. She has a passion for the study and practice of both marketing and enrollment management, which is reflected in her dissertation titled: A Study of Enrollment Management Structures and Activities at Community Colleges in Ohio.
Laura is a lifelong resident of Bridgeport, Ohio, where she lives with her family. In her down time, she enjoys baking and attending her children’s many academic and sporting activities.
Haley Cook comes to Bethany College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business-Management and an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from Indiana Tech, in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Throughout college, Haley was a member of the women’s basketball team and held the position of captain for two years. She is looking forward to helping Bethany grow and prosper academically with the skills she obtained throughout her college playing career.
Haley and her fiancé, John Peckinpaugh, reside in Wheeling, W.Va. She enjoys spending time with her family, coaching basketball, and working out in her free time.
Emily Cowen is Bethany College’s Communications Specialist, having come from the Morgantown Dominion Post, where she was a multimedia journalist for two years. Originally from Perryopolis, Pa., Emily is a graduate with honors of Malone University in Canton, Ohio, where she majored in public relations. She was the video editor for the student newspaper and was a public relations intern for the Stark County Hunger Task Force and Peanut Free Zone.
Emily has a love of small towns and spends her free time reading outside and furthering her skills in photography and videography.
Johnny Falconi is a 2010 graduate of Bethany College with a degree in sports management and a 2014 graduate of Ohio University with a master’s degree in athletic administration. Johnny was a 4-year member of both the Bison Football Team and Track teams.
Johnny has worked as an educational aide, assistant track and football coach, head track and football coach, athletic director, and ticket manager for eight years in different high schools in Ohio and PA. He is looking at bringing his experience as a former student-athlete, coach, and educator to Bethany to help better serve our prospective students.
John resides in Wintersville, Ohio, and enjoys reading, working out, sports, traveling, and working hard to achieve all his goals and aspirations.
Justin T. Miller
Enrollment Database Manager
Justin Miller is a 2010 graduate of Bethany College. He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Social Work. Justin has worked with the college since summer 2010 in both Enrollment and Financial Aid.
Justin resides in West Liberty, W Va.
Austin Peterson joined the Bethany College Enrollment team in the summer of 2018. Born in Akron, Ohio, Austin made several moves growing up before ending up in Bethany. He is a recent Magna Cum Lade graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.
During his undergrad, Austin was a part of several organizations and served as the Vice President of his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta. He has also worked for Pitt Football and the Pitt athletic department in various capacities.
As one of Bethany’s newest enrollment counselors, Austin oversees recruitment in Calif., Pa., N.J., N.Y., and any international territories.