Bethany Names Director of Admission and Student Financial Planning

BETHANY, W.Va. — Karina J. Dayich-McCabe is the new Director of Admission and Student Financial Planning at Bethany College. Her appointment was announced by Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College.

Dayich-McCabe has served as acting Director of Admission for the past several months. In that capacity, she has been responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the streamlined admission process put in place by Dr. Miller when he assumed the presidency in December. Under her leadership, the College has recorded the highest number of inquiries, applications and confirmations in more than a decade.

“Karina has an established reputation in this region as a respected enrollment management professional,” Dr. Miller said, “and we’re delighted she will continue to lead this outstanding program. We are confident that her experience will play a major role in the exciting transformation taking place at our small college of national distinction.”

Bethany has earned a number of accolades in recent years. Earlier this summer, Bethany was listed for the fifth time as one of the Princeton Review’s “Top Colleges in the Southeast Region.” It was also one of just 285 colleges and universities nationwide chosen for inclusion in the 2008-09 “Colleges of Distinction” guide by Student Horizons, Inc. and has been listed as a “Best Buy in College Education” by Barron’s.

Dayich-McCabe previously served as Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Chatham University in Pittsburgh and was Director of Enrollment Management at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. In her new position at Bethany, she will supervise what Dr. Miller refers to as the “one-stop” office for Admission and Student Financial Planning located at Bethany House.

Dayich-McCabe also announced the appointment of four new admissions counselors at the College.

  • R.J. Zitzelsberger is a 2006 graduate of Washington and Jefferson College who holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Economics.
  • Katie Mills is a 2007 graduate of Bethany College who holds a B.A. in Economics with an emphasis on Managerial Economics.
  • Ann Mitchell is a 2008 graduate of Washington & Jefferson College who holds a B.A. in Psychology.
  • Lyndi Cybulski is a 2007 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, who holds a B.A. in Communications with a concentration in Spanish.

Bethany is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the oldest college in the state.