Dr. Shannon Archibeque-Engle, Colorado State University Assistant Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Assessment, is committed to fostering an equitable learning environment for students, faculty, and staff through education and evidence-based practices. She has an active research agenda that is integrated into and informs her administrative and academic responsibilities. Her current portfolio encompasses university-wide initiatives including the Employee Climate Survey, the Bias Assessment Team, the First Generation University Initiative, and Diversity Strategic Plans. Dr. Archibeque-Engle utilizes mixed methods to provide evidence for equity and solution centered higher education practices. Prior to her current role, Dr. Archibeque-Engle served the Colorado State University College of Agricultural Sciences as the Director of Diversity and Retention from October of 2013 to December 2017, after over eight years in the Department of Animal Sciences. As the first person to hold such a position within an academic unit at Colorado State University, she championed data informed policies and practices to bring the Land Grant mission of access and service to the lived experiences of students. She has led diversity, equity, and inclusion and student success workshops for audiences from junior high schools to national professional development workshops and international conferences. Dr. Archibeque-Engle’s research focuses on an intersectional and Critical analysis of higher education and she utilizes a variety of mixed methods including qualitative interviews, visual ethnography, quantitative analysis, and longitudinal assessment. Shannon has a master of science in toxicology and a doctorate in higher education leadership, both from Colorado State University.