Pamela K. Tieszen, Bethel College vice president for institutional advancement, has submitted her resignation, effective Dec. 31.
She will become superintendent for Lancaster (Pennsylvania) Mennonite School.
“It’s been a privilege to be part of Bethel College, from the caring faculty and staff who educate the whole person, to the deeply devoted donor base who support Mennonite values in an integrated education,” Tieszen said. “I also benefited from these relationships and hospitable environment and I’m grateful Bethel College has been part of my journey.”
Tieszen took the position at Bethel in July 2014, after six years as superintendent and principal at Freeman (South Dakota) Academy, where she had also taught science, social studies and physical education and coached several sports over a number of years.
“I have appreciated Pam’s leadership and work in our advancement office,” said President Perry D. White. “She has worked quickly and effectively to learn the art of fundraising while managing a good deal of change in personnel, processes and technology within the office.”
Former Director of Development Fred Goering’72 has agreed to return to Bethel, to serve as interim vice president for institutional advancement until a permanent appointment has been made by the next president.
“Given his history of experience and successful fundraising for this institution, we are so very pleased that Fred has agreed to take on this role,” said White.