AdvanceRIT Director: Betsy Dell
Professor Betsy Dell was named Director of AdvanceRIT in March 2020. Betsy's career at RIT has always had a strong focus on diversity, demonstrating passion for making RIT an inclusive and diverse campus. Her work started with a focus on gender with students in STEM programs. As Director of Women in Technology from 2010-2013, she led multiple grant-funded initiatives. This includes a five year NSF funded (over a half-million dollars) scholarship program. Over the years, her efforts related to diversity and inclusion have broadened to all constituencies and all aspects of diversity (not just gender) through her involvement on the leadership team for the AdvanceRIT NSF Advance Institutional Transformation project and her role as Faculty Associate to the Provost for Women Faculty. Betsy was on the executive leadership team for AdvanceRIT grants as a co-PI.
She also serves as Senior Faculty Associate to the Provost for Women Faculty. In this role she launched and chairs the Council for Representation & Engagement of Women Faculty (CREW). As Director of AdvanceRIT, she has strategically aligned CREW to serve as the faculty advisory board to the AdvanceRIT office.