Dr. Patricia Rissmeyer has served as a senior student affairs officer for over two decades. Currently she serves as the vice president for student affairs at Emmanuel College in Boston. A member of NASPA since 1981, Pat has delivered presentations and authored papers on student satisfaction, college transition, historically underrepresented student success and the role of student affairs in college philanthropy. Dr. Rissmeyer has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice and currently holds the position of research coordinator on the NASPA Region I Advisory Board. Pat earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Hartford, a Master of Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Doctor of Philosophy from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Beth Ross serves as the associate vice president for institutional research/registrar at Emmanuel College. As associate vice president, Beth supports senior leaders at Emmanuel in building a culture of data-driven decision-making and in leveraging data to enhance the student experience. Prior to coming to Emmanuel, Beth served as director of academic records and student services at Northeastern University, and associate registrar at Suffolk University. Ms. Ross earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education at Suffolk University. Beth is completing her doctorate in educational leadership at Regis College (MA). Her dissertation research explores the connection between institutional culture and student learning outcomes assessment.
Julie Bryant serves as associate vice president of retention solutions at Ruffalo Noel Levitz. In that role, Julie works directly with colleges and universities throughout North America in the area of satisfaction assessment. Julie is responsible for client service to more than 2,700 institutions using the Ruffalo Noel Levitz family of satisfaction-priorities assessment instruments, including the Student Satisfaction Inventory™ and other satisfaction surveys for non-traditional populations. Ms. Bryant presents at conferences and webinars in the area of satisfaction assessment and has authored white papers on topics related to student satisfaction. Ms. Bryant is a graduate of Cornell College (IA).