Betsy Draper has been appointed as the Associate Vice Provost for Information Technology Services beginning Monday, May 23, 2016. Draper will be responsible for the overall coordination of ITS strategic and investment planning, policy development, and portfolio management activities. She will also be in charge of research and analysis, including coordinating the identification, collection, tracking, and reporting of IT metrics, and the completion of industry and higher education surveys, as well as local, state and federal reports.
“We are very pleased to have someone with Dr. Draper’s wealth of knowledge and experience join our IT leadership team,” commented Rob Caffey, interim vice provost and chief information officer. Draper has over 30 years of information and instructional technology, planning, and institutional research leadership experience in higher education and federal government. She has experience in IT strategic planning, enterprise architecture, business process analysis, and capital planning. She has led faculty development programs in instructional technology and andragogy, and has developed and taught online courses in undergraduate business and graduate education programs. Draper has participated in college and university program reviews and assessment.
Draper served as director of several instructional technology initiatives for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU), and served in technology support and management positions at North Dakota State University and South Dakota State University. Draper served on the faculty at Southwest Minnesota State University (Marshall, MN) and later as Chief Information Officer. After relocating to the Washington, DC area, Draper served as a technology consultant in a higher education consulting firm prior to joining the US Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) where she served as Chief Enterprise Architect and IT Portfolio Planner. Draper holds a BBA degree from Iowa State University, an MBA from North Dakota State University, and an EdD from the University of South Dakota.