Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room: Molly Brown
Beth Mulherrin is the assistant vice provost for student success at University of Maryland University College. Along with her colleagues in the Center for Innovation in Learning and Student Success she coordinates initiatives to evaluate and scale innovative academic and student support models, and oversees academic support services such as tutoring and mentoring, student development programs for at-risk populations, an online writing center, and orientation and research skills courses.
Hae Okimoto has over 25 years of planning, developing, and implementing an effective distance learning program serving over 9,000 students annually for the 10 campus University of Hawaii system; including the faculty development and student orientations, access and availability of academic and student support services for distance delivery. For the last 17 years, her focus has been in developing and delivering a customer focused suite of technology services, including expansion of the technical infrastructure and establishment of software solutions for all faculty, students, and staff for the UH system. Her personal interest includes student progress toward degree with her PhD work in developmental math and ongoing participation in the Predictive Analytic Research to support students toward completion.
Matthew Rysavy is the data analyst professional for the Colorado Community College System’s online extension, CCCOnline. He works to enhance the student experience by using data in creative ways in addition to supporting strategic planning and decision-making. He is currently working on dashboarding, student intervention points, and learning to integrate R into everything.
Linda Baer has served over thirty years in numerous executive level positions in higher education including senior program officer in postsecondary success for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs in the Minnesota State College and University System, and senior vice president and interim president at Bemidji State University. Currently she is principal senior consultant for i4Solutions focusing on inspiring leaders to new levels of innovation, integration, and implementation of solutions that improve student success and transform institutions for the future.