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CAS Vice President

Vice President of the College of Arts and Sciences


Cindy Mallard has served Bethel University’s College of Arts and Sciences for almost 19 years. She is an Associate Professor of English and has served as Academic Dean for seven years. As of September 2016, Ms. Mallard was also named Vice President for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Vice President Mallard is committed to promoting a healthy learning environment and supporting the mission of the University. Her first connection with Bethel was as a student, where she earned her B.A. in English and was the winner of the Naomi Blanks English Award. She earned her M.A. from the University of Memphis before returning to teach English at Bethel. Her campus and classroom efforts were acknowledged by her peers in 2005 when she was honored as the recipient of The Roy and Mary Shelton Teaching Excellence & Campus Leadership Award. Ms. Mallard supports students by attending athletic, music, theatre, and arts events. She has also served ice cream, flipped pancakes, and doled out salsa at President Butler’s student-centered social nights and study breaks.

In addition to her campus efforts, Ms. Mallard serves on the TN Articulation and Transfer Council, which is a state-wide committee made up of representatives from TBR, UT, and TICUA. She is also a fellow of the 2016-2017 inaugural class of the TICUA Executive Leadership Institute. And has a long history of accepting leadership positions with the community and faith-based organizations. In the mid-1980s, she served as an ombudsman on the U.S. Navy base in Millington, TN. In the early 1990s, she held the office of president of the Milan Junior Auxiliary. From 2004-2005, she dedicated her efforts to troops and their families as president of the Family Readiness Group of the Milan Army National Guard, which included their time of deployment to Iraq. She volunteers at the United Way Milan Mustard Seed and is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Milan, TN.

Ms. Mallard has two sons: Christopher Fuchs, who lives in McLean, VA with his wife, Amy, and their two children and Nathan Fuchs, who lives in Milan, TN. Ms. Mallard lives in Milan, TN, with her Labrador.

A Message from the Vice President of the College of Arts and Sciences

Welcome to Bethel University.

Bethel University is one of the fastest-growing private schools in Tennessee. Founded by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1842, Bethel University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Bethel University’s College of Arts and Sciences offers a wide variety of majors and minors. Our faculty members are committed to teaching excellence within the liberal arts curricula. Many of our professors are distinguished in their fields of research and through various publications, ensuring that our students receive the quality education for which Bethel is known. More importantly, our professors are passionate about teaching, and they strive to bring tradition and innovation together for the best possible learning experience.

Part of Bethel University’s mission is to create opportunities for members of the learning community to develop to their highest potential in a Christian environment. I encourage you to come and visit Bethel University’s campus in McKenzie, Tennessee, and learn more about our mission, our core values, and our commitment to higher education. I am confident that you will find the staff and faculty eager to assist you in achieving your academic and career goals.

Cindy Mallard,

Vice President and Academic Dean,
College of Arts and Sciences