BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College is proud to announce the appointment of Steven Butschi and Evelyn del Cerro ’85 as the newest members of its Board of Trustees. 

“As Chair of the Board, I am thrilled to welcome Steven Butschi and Evelyn del Cerro ’85 to Bethany College’s Board of Trustees,” says Ken Bado ’77. “Their diverse and accomplished backgrounds bring valuable perspectives that will contribute to the continued success and growth of our institution. We look forward to their insights and leadership as we navigate the future of Bethany College.”

Butschi is Google’s director of the North American Google Education Go-to-market and Partnerships team, which works with school districts, universities, and colleges to leverage Google’s Workspace and Chromebook products to personalize learning. With a background in research consulting for Fortune 500 companies, Butschi’s journey led him to Google, where he plays a pivotal role in the success of Google’s education initiatives.

Throughout his 13-year tenure at Google, Butschi has been at the forefront of introducing Google apps and Chromebooks to K-12 and higher education institutions. His commitment to innovation and education technology became particularly evident during the COVID-19 pandemic’s challenging times. Google’s tools, such as Data Studio, Analytics, Meet, and Docs, played crucial roles in facilitating remote learning and collaborative work for students, educators, and researchers globally. 

“I’m excited to join Bethany College’s Board of Trustees and bring my passion for education technology to contribute to the institution’s growth and excellence,” says Butschi. 

Currently focusing on Google Workspace, a productivity and collaboration tool platform, and the future of artificial intelligence in education, Butschi continues to explore ways to enhance learning experiences for students. He envisions a personalized approach to education, recognizing that the future requires adapting technology effectively to individual needs. 

A Bethany graduate, del Cerro is the director of program operations for WABC-TV in New York City and brings her extensive experience in television production to Bethany College’s Board. With a career spanning over three decades at ABC Television/Disney, del Cerro has played key roles in various programs, including the nationally syndicated “LIVE! with Kelly & Ryan.” 

Her notable achievements include receiving the DuPont-Columbia University Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism and the George Foster Peabody Award. Her contributions as the production manager of ABC News Coverage of 9/11 and the “Answering Children’s Questions” special with Peter Jennings exemplify her commitment to excellence in broadcast journalism.”I am honored to be part of Bethany College’s Board of Trustees and look forward to leveraging my experience in television production to support the College’s mission,” says del Cerro. 

Bethany College is confident that Butschi and del Cerro will bring valuable insights, expertise, and dedication to the Board, further enhancing the institution’s commitment to excellence in education.