Gail Konzem , M.S. » Business

Leadership roles in business and other organizations require carefully developed skills.

As part of Bethany College’s Business Department, you will have the opportunity to develop intellectual and practical skills that will serve you well throughout your lifetime and provide a basis for building a successful career.

We believe in active learning. By combining classes, experience, interaction and participation, we help you internalize what you are learning. Our goal is to help you apply your knowledge and skills to business situations and carry these methods and processes into your career.

Bethany’s faculty is committed to your success. Our average student-faculty ratio is 13:1, which allows us time to get to know you and become partners with you in your education.

As a Bethany business student, you will have many opportunities to participate in leadership activities such as:

Experienced-Based Education

We help you learn and gain crucial experience while you earn credit through internships. You will gain important skills, make professional contacts and add to you resume.

Business Career Conference

The Business Career Conference is held biennially and gives Bethany students the opportunity to learn from and interact with successful Bethany alumni.

Distinguished Lectureship Series

The Mauney Lecture Series brings distinguished scholars and business leaders who give their perspectives on current topics through public lectures, classroom presentations, discussions and one-on-one conversations with students.

Directed Independent Studies

Students have the opportunity to work with faculty to design interesting and practical courses that give students skills and knowledge in particular areas.

Business Club

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An important part of your business studies at Bethany College are the professional and leadership opportunities offered through the Business Club. This group makes annual tours to major business centers and provides presentations to the campus by business professionals.


Business Administration
Business Economics
Business Education Teaching 6-12
Management with International Management Concentration
Marketing with Emphasis in Network Marketing
Operations Management
Sports Management


Computer Applications


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Department Chair

Gail Konzem, M.S.

Chair of Education Department Professor of Elementary Education
Office Department of Education Wallerstedt Learning Center W022 Phone: (785) 227-3380, ext. 8457
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Gail Konzem has been a professor of education at Bethany College since 2006, and now serves as Chair of the education department.


Konzem earned his master’s in educational administration from Kansas State University and his bachelor’s in education from Marymount College, with majors in music education, K-12, and elementary education, K-6.


He joined the Bethany Faculty after serving the Salina Public Schools as a teacher, elementary principal, and middle level principal.


In 1980, Konzem was named an Outstanding Young Educator, has been actively involved in educational initiatives, and has served on a variety of community organizations connected to the arts and humanities, as well as serving as member of the Board of Directors and various offices in Child and Parent Services, an active children’s advocacy group in Salina.  He is past president of the Board of Trustees of the Salina Education Foundation, and continues to be actively involved in that organization.



He and his wife are active members of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Salina, and serve as musicians and on a variety of committees and commissions.  In 2007, they represented Kansas Ambassadors of Music during their European Tour.



Konzem is a former member of many education organizations during his years as a public school education and as associate professor of education at Bethany.

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