Enrollment Services Staff



Welcome to Bethel University! I am so glad you are visiting our site. I encourage you to take a serious look at the opportunities waiting for you in McKenzie, Tennessee.

As a small Christian college and the only Cumberland Presbyterian affiliated one in the world, we’re proud to offer a unique mix of academic and spiritual growth that truly can’t be found anywhere else. Additionally, we offer a low student- to-teacher ratio, and we provide laptop computers that ensure you always have the tools you need to succeed during your college career. This includes financial assistance too. In fact, all of our students receive some form of financial assistance. The bottom line is we are dedicated to meeting your needs and to providing you with a quality education. 

Take a few minutes and explore our web site, and then give us the opportunity to learn more about you. Complete the Request Information section found under the Quick Links at left. Once you share your interests and needs, we will be able to show you specifically how a Bethel education can positively impact your life. Just imagine the possibilities the Lord has for you here! 

If you have questions, please contact your admission counselor, or I can assist you. Call us at 731-352-4030. I look forward to helping you begin your Bethel experience!

Tina Hodges
Dean of Enrollment Services
Email: hodgest@bethelu.edu



Thank you for exploring the Bethel University website. My name is Kim Houston. I serve as the Associate Dean of Enrollment Services for Bethel University's College of Liberal Arts. I am here to assist you in the enrollment process and answer the many questions you may have regarding your college career. Whether you are exploring your options of beginning college for the first time or if you are seeking an opportunity to come back and finish your degree, Bethel University has many resources available for you. I can also help you if you are interested in Dual Enrollment Courses. In addition to the great education you will receive, Bethel University has many organizations, clubs and athletic programs for your enjoyment.

Please explore our website further and see for yourself the wonderful experience you can have by receiving your degree at Bethel University. You will see many friendly faces that mirror the reflection of the people you will meet at our family oriented school. I look forward to talking and meeting with you to discuss what Bethel University can hold for your future.

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." Matthew 5:16

Kim Houston
Associate Dean of Enrollment Services
Email: houstonk@bethelu.edu
Phone: 731-352-6421 


Hi! I am Jana Higdon, Prospect Coordinator for Enrollment Services. I will assist you with any questions or concerns you might have as a prospective student.

Bethel University is a family centered campus. Everyone here is like family and that’s something you don’t see at most universities. Bethel provides many opportunities for growth. I am proud to be a part of the Bethel University team!

I encourage and invite you to contact me at (731) 352-4030 or at the email address below if you have any questions. 

Jana Higdon
Student Coordinator

Phone: 731-352-4030

Hi and welcome to Bethel University’s Website!  My name is Chris Esch and I'm the Office Manager for Enrollment Services.  I process admission applications and all the documentation necessary for the enrollment process.    I'm here to make your enrollment process as smooth and efficient as possible.

Bethel University is growing but is still small enough to cultivate those important student/teacher relationships. You will find that our faculty truly cares about our students and wants them to succeed!

If you're seeking a Christian school with a small-town atmosphere, you have come to the right place! Hope to see you soon!

Chris Esch
Office Manager

Email: eschc@bethelu.edu
Phone: 731-352-6295

Hello my name is Terri Delaney and i am the Prospect Coordinator for Enrollment services at Bethel University.  Being in a Christian atmosphere is very important to me and i am very lucky to work in such a place as Bethel.

I come from a large family with 6 other siblings, but i look forward to making it even larger with the family that I have at Bethel.

I am glad you chose to check out our website, and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 731-352-6710 or you can email me at delaneyt@bethelu.edu.

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" -- Philippians 4:13

Terri Delaney
Prospect Coordinator
Email: delaneyt@bethelu.edu
Phone: 731-352-6710

"A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels” (Proverbs 1:5). 

When looking into universities, I know you are faced with many options. Each of you will have different needs and desires for your education and your college life, but I know you will find that Bethel has something for everyone. As an alumnus, I know the options firsthand—from the student life activities to the organizations/clubs to sports (school teams and intramural) to people who will become lifelong friends.

I found that every professor knew me by name and genuinely cared about my goals and my success. I made friendships for life and found that perfect balance between the social and academic communities.

God has played a key role in bringing me back to Bethel University where I am now in a position to help you and others like you get the education you need for the success you want. I am thankful for and excited about the opportunities before all of us!

Barbara de Angelis says, “No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.” This statement holds true at Bethel University, and I hope you give us the chance to make you feel at home with a first-rate education in our small-town atmosphere. Welcome to Bethel University!

I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)

Jess Martin
Senior Enrollment Counselor

Phone: 731-352-4005

Hello, and welcome to the Bethel University website! My name is Ellen Pruitt, and I have been a part of the Bethel family since 2007. I have the opportunity to serve as an Enrollment Counselor now that I have graduated. My experience here at Bethel has been the most wonderful four and half years of my life. I have learned many life lessons here and hope to help you make the most important decision of your life, choosing Bethel to continue your education!

We have many things to offer whether it is Academics, Athletics or Renaissance, we are growing and would love for you to be a part of our family too! If you have any questions give us a call and we’ll do what we can to get you here!!! May God bless and I hope you have a great day!

“I have been crucified with Christ, I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life that I once lived, I now live in the son, who gave his life for me.” Galatians 2:20

                                                                                                                                Ellen Pruitt
International Enrollment Counselor

Hello!  My name is Mitchell Brown and I am glad to serve as an Enrollment Recruiter.  Bethel has been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember.  All four of my grandparents, both of my parents and 14 other members of my family attended Bethel.  When my family lived in McKenzie, I was a ball boy at the football games and I knew then that I wanted to go to Bethel College (now University).  As a senior at Memphis Central High School, my parents wanted me to apply to at least one other school, but I only applied to Bethel.  I am a lifelong Cumberland Presbyterian and am proud that Bethel is our school.

McKenzie has been my home for the last four years while I earned my Bachelor’s Degree and toured with the Renaissance Choir and Vocal Authority.  Let me know how I can help you become a part of our Bethel family.  If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

"In Christ's family there can be no division into Jew and non-Jew, slave and free, male and female.  Among us you are all equal."  Galatians 3:28 (MSG) 

Mitchell Brown
Enrollment Recruiter

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” (Proverbs 16:3)

Hello and thanks for visiting Bethel University’s website! My name is Hayley Ezell and I’m a recent graduate of Bethel. Choosing the college that’s right for you is such an important decision. Being an enrollment counselor I have the opportunity to help guide you on the path of furthering your education. I’d love to answer any questions you may have about our university! I knew God had led me here the moment I arrived. I felt right at home. The possibilities here are endless and I know you will find your place whether it be in one of our many clubs, organization, or athletics. Bethel has grown so much since I began here in 2010 and I can’t wait to see all the plans God has in store for the years to come. We would love to have you come and be a part of our Wildcat family!

Hayley Ezell
Enrollment Counselor
Email: ezellh@bethelu.edu
Phone: 731-352-6289

“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”  Hebrews 6:19

Hi and welcome to the Bethel University website! I am an Enrollment Counselor. Bethel has many opportunities for you to earn a degree, play sports, participate in Renaissance or be involved in the many clubs, organizations and Greek life. You will definitely find your place at Bethel University.  Please let me know if I can be of any assistance to you. Good luck in your academic journey!

Emily Giddens
Enrollment Counselor
Email: giddense@bethelu.edu
Phone: 731-352-6770

I want to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Bethel University website!  My name is Brian Osborne and I am an Enrollment Counselor here at Bethel.  I want you to know that you are making a great decision to consider Bethel as your school of choice.  Bethel has so many different areas of what you could choose to study.  There are so many different activities on campus with: athletics, Greek Life, Renaissance and other organizations on campus. 

All students that have chosen Bethel have viewed us as a big family.  The luxury of being in a close-knit community on campus is a gift that many schools cannot offer.  I want to strongly encourage to check out the website further and see how much Bethel can offer you in your want for a higher education.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call me at my office phone or email me at my address below.

Colossians 3:17- And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.

Proverbs 1:7Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true wisdom, but fools despise wisdom and discipline

Brian Osborne
Enrollment Counselor
Email: osborneb@bethelu.edu
Phone: 731-352-4031

Hello, welcome to the Bethel University website! My name is Cara Chadwick and I am an Enrollment Counselor here at BU. I have lived in McKenzie my whole life and know that McKenzie is a great town to be in, with a great University in it. Bethel University has many great opportunities in store for you. Let us be your new home!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at the information below.

Cara Chadwick
Enrollment Counselor
Email: chadwickc@bethelu.edu
Phone: 731-352-6287



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