As the Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Initiatives, Beth provides oversight, strategic direction and coordination to the University’s Enrollment plan and student success goals while working collaboratively across units to ensure effective implementation. This includes chairing the Strategic Enrollment Management Committee, partnering on student degree progress efforts, and providing leadership to first-year retention efforts. She also provides leadership to International Academic Enhancement Fee Committee and to the APLUS governance structure, a tool used to support student success. Along with her continued support for Orientation & Transition Experiences, Beth also works to support the central Transfer Student Experience. Ultimately, she works collaboratively campus-wide to understand the student experience while removing barriers for students and enhancing their success. Beth also serves as the University liaison for NODA - Orientation, Transition and Retention Professionals in Higher Education.
She received her bachelor's degree from South Dakota State University, her Master's from Western Illinois University, and her Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. She is a past recipient Outstanding Research award winner, has published material related to the orientation field, and served as NODA President from 2013-2016.