BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College President Dr. Tamara Nichols Rodenberg has announced that Karen Hunt, an admissions executive with 25 years of higher education experience, has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Enrollment and Student Success at Bethany College.

Karen HuntShe will begin in her new role at Bethany on May 29, 2018.

Previously, Hunt 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, Ms. Hunt 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.

“After a nationwide search, we have found an executive with a solid track record of student recruitment and retention who can lead a progressive enrollment effort for Bethany College,” said Dr. Rodenberg. “Karen Hunt will be an important addition to our leadership team who I have every confidence will make a significant impact on our future at Bethany.”

At Wittenberg, Hunt served on several committees, including its Innovation Task Force in which she co-created The Wittenberg Commitment, a series of six programs and promises that together offer a 21st- century value proposition for a liberal arts education. She was also a member of the University Planning Commission, which created the institutional strategic plan, Renewing the Promise: Wittenberg 2020; and served as the president’s senior staff liaison to the Enrollment and Marketing Committee of the Wittenberg Board of Directors.

“Karen’s passion for her work and for Wittenberg University, along with the team she has built, combine to form a foundation for our continued success,” said Wittenberg University president Dr. Michael L. Frandsen. “I personally want to thank Karen for her 25 years of service to Wittenberg, and I congratulate her on this new opportunity at Bethany College.”

Ms. Hunt earned her B.A. in communications from Wilmington College and her M.S. in college student personnel service from Miami University of Ohio.

About Bethany College
Bethany College, founded in 1840, is the oldest private college in West Virginia. The Bethany experience focuses on academic excellence in the area of liberal arts and prepares students for a lifetime of work and a life of significance.