Bethany College has selected Christy Mai as the new Director of Alumni Relations. She will begin January 2, 2019.
 “I am very excited to have Christy join the Advancement team,” Vice President of Advancement David Earle said. “She will be a breath of fresh air to the alumni program.”
Mai is a Bethany College alumna with nonprofit leadership, fundraising, and marketing experience, as well as a background in the insurance sector. “For Bethany to become a celebrated institution in the Midwest and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we will need even more of our alumni engaged in the mission of the college,” President Will Jones said. “Christy has the right set of skills and personality to help to accomplish this aim. We are blessed to have her join the college to lead our alumni engagement efforts.”
“I am excited about the recent enrollment growth and success of new efforts, like the Good Life Scholarship.” Christy Mai said. “Bethany alumni are special people who are making a difference is so many communities. I look forward to joining the team working to involve all of Bethany’s alumni in the college.”
Since October 2016, Mai has served as the Executive Director of Sprout House Learning Center. Prior to founding and leading Sprout House, Mai served as a Parent Educator and as the Vice President of the Kansas Parents as Teachers Association. In her role as Alumni Director, Christy will represent the interests of all Bethany College alumni and will focus on building meaningful relationships through quality programming and events.
“Christy is a very hard worker with a dynamic personality,” Bethany College First Lady Amy Jones said. “I believe she will be perfect in working with alumni and friends of the college. She will help to bring additional positive energy to the campus. I am eager to get several new initiates started with her.”
Graduating with a B.S. from Kansas State University (2005), Mai obtained an Elementary Education Teaching License from Bethany College in 2010. Christy resides in Lindsborg with her husband, Joel Mai, and their four boys.