picture of Bethany Thomas, Vice President of Student AffairsDr. Bethany Thomas

Vice President for Student Development
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BS in Business Administration, Cedarville University
MA in Human Services, Liberty University
EdD, Southeastern University


Bethany Thomas is the Vice President for Student Development. She was appointed to this role in 2017. Bethany was born and raised in Lakeland and graduated from Lakeland Christian School in 2001. Bethany has worked in the SEU community since 2008. She began at SEU in the conference services department then eventually moved into the role of the Executive Director of Student Experience where she oversaw the First Year Experience, campus-wide events, the football game day experience, student government, and clubs and organizations. She also worked in the office of the provost at the University of Miami. Bethany and her husband Louie have been married since 2012, have a 90 lb. yellow lab named Piper, and enjoy boating during their free time.