New Senior Director of Strategy & Policy Analysis
The Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) welcomes a new Senior Director of Strategy and Policy Analysis, Elizabeth Chivers.
Before joining TACC, Elizabeth spent almost four years with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, where she served in several roles, including program director as part of the data team and most recently as the Senior Director of Strategy & Major Projects. She was involved in helping execute strategic priority planning and engaged in several key agency projects, including the 60x30TX Regional Advisory Groups, SB 25 Recommend Course Sequences, New Texas Transfer Framework, and metric development for the newly adopted Building a Talent Strong Texas strategic plan. She also served as District Director of Institutional Research and a member of the college leadership team at Navarro College.
“I’m very excited to join the advocacy team at TACC," says Elizabeth Chivers. "This is a great opportunity to combine my background in higher education, data, and strategy to help ensure we are advocating for our community colleges, but first and foremost, students in Texas. With more than 70 percent of all Texas students taking at least one college course at a public two-year college, we must ensure our community colleges are well positioned.”
Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts from Central College, a Master’s in Sociology, with a focus on criminology and quantitative and qualitative methodologies from the University of Northern Iowa, and additional doctoral level coursework related to furthering her expertise in qualitative methods, work & organizations, and social psychology from North Carolina State University.
Ms. Chivers’ first day will be October 10, 2022.