Dr. Tammi Cooper, PhD, has over a decade of experience as an educator and leader in higher education. Prior to joining NCU, Dr. Cooper began her career in higher education as a management faculty member and went on to serve in a variety of higher education leadership positions including as a vice-president for innovation, associate provost, and in various dean roles. Her experience includes leading and designing university-wide assessment processes, strategic planning, online learning, competency-based education (CBE), leading innovative change, faculty leadership, program development, retention and student success efforts. Dr. Cooper has been an active supporter of innovations in higher education, participating in the Educause Breakthrough Models Academy, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s CBE work group and earning a Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate. Additionally, she was a participant in the WASC Assessment Leadership Academy and served as the accreditation liaison for SACSCOC at a previous institution. She also has a background in quality management and served as a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Examiner.