Dr. Beth Spencer worked at Georgia Tech for 10 years in a number of roles, including Senior Assistant Director for the Center for Academic Success (CAS); Pre-Teaching advisor (she was our first); and Academic Advisor II in Biomedical Engineering. Most recently, she served as the Director of the Center for Academic Success at the University of West Georgia. She holds a Ph.D. in History from Georgia State University, a M.Ed. in Adult Education from the University of Georgia, and a M.A. in Modern Social History from the University of Lancaster (UK).
In her new position, Beth reports directly to the Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and will serve as a central resource to provide leadership for undergraduate academic advising; to support and provide resources for academic advisors; and to implement campus-wide advising initiatives and programs that benefit student success. Beth will be collaborating closely with the Complete College Georgia-Georgia Tech (CCG-GT) steering committee to ensure alignment of academic advising with CCG strategies. She will also work closely with the Registrar’s Office on the development and communication of academic policy and curriculum updates as they relate to advising. Finally, she will serve as Georgia Tech’s representative on the USG’s Regent’s Advisory Committee on Academic Advising (RACAD) and will work closely with GTAAN and other campus partners. Beth’s extensive background in student success, advising, and teaching, makes her exceptionally well-suited for this position.