LINDSBORG, KAN., June 28, 2019- Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Matt Pfannenstiel ’06, has been promoted to Vice President of Enrollment Management. Matt returned to Bethany in 2014, and in 2016 recruited the largest freshman class in 17 years at that time. Matt went on to lead in the recruitment of the largest Freshman class in Bethany’s history for fall of 2017, and the largest freshman and transfer student group in history for Fall of 2018.

Matt worked for McPherson College from 2006 to 2014 in admissions and financial aid, and as director of student recruitment. Matt and his wife Kelsey, an alumna of 2009, have two young children. Matt currently serves on the board for United Way of McPherson County.

Bethany College, established by Swedish Lutheran immigrants in 1881, is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The mission of Bethany College is to educate, develop, and challenge individuals to reach for truth and excellence as they lead lives of faith, learning, and service. Bethany connects its past, present, and future with distinctive initiatives like Swedes to Sweden, a free service-learning trip for the sophomore class to Sweden, and the Good Life Scholarship, presenting all local high school graduates with a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to the college. Bethany College is on the Web at and is located in Lindsborg, Kansas, the fine arts and crafts capital of the state.