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Dr. Beth A. Myers serves as the Assistant Vice Provost for Student Success Initiatives at the University of Colorado Boulder where she provides strategic visioning, leadership and oversight of student success. She was recognized as the Rising Star for Diversity by the Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity (CoNECD) in 2019 and as the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) Leader in Engineering Education 2020. She was the keynote speaker at “To Diversity and Beyond” collaboration workshop November 2016 where representatives from 18 institutions participated in knowledge sharing of gender equity educational programs and recruitment initiatives aimed at increasing the participation of women in engineering studies in Australia and New Zealand.
Her portfolio at the University of Colorado Boulder includes oversight of campus-wide programs such as Undergraduate Enrichment Programs, Top Scholarship Office, the Writing Center, International Student Academic Success, and Student Success Analytics. She also coordinates tutoring, math placement, mid-term course alerts, CU-101, retention/re-enrollment campaigns, and various student data and assessment processes for campus. She interfaces with a wide array of campus partners including the Office of Data Analytics, Office of Information Technology, Enrollment Management, Student Affairs and all academic units. Beth also acts as the Financial Futures Retention workstream sponsor supporting and enhancing the mission of CU Boulder through strategic financial alignment.
Dr. Myers is leading a cross-functional team that employs student data analytics to increase retention and graduation rates using predictive analytics in conjunction with other data sources. She is helping guide multiple projects that will make student data more accessible to campus allowing data-informed decision-making and building processes and workflows to action on data insights. She provides expertise on assessing the effectiveness of student success initiatives, academic advising and student learning outcomes.
Beth has worked for the University of Colorado in various capacities since 1999, including as Director of Analytics, Assessment and Accreditation as well as Director of Access and Recruiting for the College of Engineering and Applied Science. She also held a Research Associate position performing program evaluation and assessment for the Integrated Teaching and Learning, Engineering Plus and Engineering GoldShirt Programs. She was a strategic member of the team that created novel diversifying programs (BOLD and GoldShirt), policies and practices in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. She spearheaded the successful accreditation of twelve engineering programs in 2017 and has since become an ABET Program Evaluator. She has taught an undergraduate research seminar and a first-year seminar that helps students transition to college.
She earned a BA in biochemistry, ME in engineering management, and PhD in civil engineering all from the University of Colorado. Dr. Myers’ dissertation research entitled: Evaluating Admission Practices as Potential Barriers to Creating Equitable Access to Undergraduate Engineering Education stemmed from her understanding and interest in access and recruiting pathways. From this work she has created research-based, data-supported policy suggestions to broaden participation in engineering education. She also holds a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma and values quality science and continuous improvement.
Her goal is to facilitate the continuous improvement of the educational experiences of all students and guide policy and practice changes that ensure equity within higher education. Her interests and research expertise are in quantitative and qualitative analytics related to equity in education. When she isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her family.