AUSTIN, TX (August 22, 2018) — Today, Civitas Learning announced a key expansion of its services team with the hiring of Dr. Angela Baldasare, a former Assistant Provost for Institutional Research at University of Arizona, as a Senior Strategic Consultant. A nationally recognized expert in using data and analytics for student success, Dr. Baldasare will serve as a senior member of the company’s growing Services team, which focuses on consulting and change management services for institutions using analytics and student success technology to improve students’ outcomes and experience.
Dr. Baldasare joins Civitas Learning from her most recent role as the Assistant Provost for Institutional Research at the University of Arizona (UA), which she took on in 2014. This followed four years as the founding Director of Divisional Assessment and Research for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at UA.
“Angela has been one of our most thoughtful, strategic, and effective institutional data leaders over the years–and a powerful voice in the call to expand the use of analytics to help more students succeed,” said Mark David Milliron, Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer at Civitas Learning. “Having her as a strategic consultant to help more institutions do high quality governance, privacy, and student-impact analysis work will be game changing.”
The addition of Baldasare represents a strategic expansion of the company’s services team, designed to reinforce Civitas Learning’s best-in-class technology with subject matter and change management expertise to support student success initiatives. The services team specifically focuses on helping institutional leaders design and implement strategies to ensure that the adoption of new technology succeeds and achieves its maximum impact on student outcomes.
During her time at UA, the institution achieved nationwide recognition for its pioneering efforts to use data science and analytics to improve student success and efficacy measurement, driving retention rates to an all-time high using the Civitas Learning platform. Additionally, the university’s breakthrough findings on the impact of college GPA on retention were highlighted in the first-ever Civitas Learning Community Insights report.
“My career, in higher ed and beyond, has always been about getting from data to action to outcomes. Joining the team at Civitas Learning affords me the perfect opportunity to be part of an organization achieving a broader impact across higher education,” said Dr. Baldasare. “I have always respected the Civitas Learning team for their drive, dedication, and relentless focus on improving outcomes. Most importantly, they are a team with huge hearts, proven technology, and a mission that I share on a very deep level.”
The former University of Arizona leader is an accomplished academic, researcher, and agency administrator whose work focuses on using applied technology and evidence-based practice for social good. Before joining the University of Arizona, Baldasare spent a decade in non-profit and government sector leadership working to advance social impact in arenas as diverse as higher education, disease prevention, public safety, tribal public health, and child welfare.