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Bethel's Vice President for Academic Services Leaving for New Position

Vice President of Academic Services Dennis Crocker, Ph.D., has accepted a new position with his alma mater, Olivet Nazarene University. Crocker will assume the position of dean of the School of Professional Studies at Olivet this summer.

“The Crockers are gracious people and have become good friends,” says Bethel President Steven R. Cramer, Ph.D. “We wish God’s best for them.”

Bethel administrators will begin a national search for Crocker's position in the near future. This process may include the engagement of a search firm and possibly the appointment of an interim vice president for academic services.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.