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Karen Bethards

eLearning Advisor


Karen joined the team as eLearning Advisor in May of 2019. She is responsible for advising online students on the process of identifying and attaining their educational goals. Also, she assists with the Tech Hub, Canvas Corner and eLearning requests for faculty and students.

She received a bachelor of arts degree from Albion College (Michigan), double majoring in Communications and French.  After some time working in advertising and fund-raising, she returned to school and earned a master of arts in Higher Education Administration from Michigan State University. She comes to Bellevue College with academic and career advising experience from several colleges and universities in the Midwest.

Karen moved to the Pacific Northwest with her family in 2011 and can’t imagine ever going back!  She is married to Bruce, and they have 3 adult children – twins, Jake and Ben, and daughter, Grace. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, travel, and tennis.