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Dr Elizabeth Bejar

Dr Elizabeth Bejar

Interim Provost, Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer

Elizabeth Bejar, currently serves as Interim Provost, Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer at Florida International University. She additionally serves as Senior Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs. Dr Bejar is a key member of the university’s executive leadership team charged to work to define, refine and support the strategic direction for the university and lead a transformative organizational change process to leverage student success across the broad enterprise of academic and student affairs. Dr. Bejar understands the changing landscape of higher education and works to develop and nurture the institutional imperative to deepen the focus on student learning and success, both in and out of the classroom. 

Dr. Bejar received her PhD in Higher Education Administration from Boston College, an MS in International and Intercultural Development Education from FIU, and a BA in Psychology and Elementary Education from the University of Miami. In addition to foundational work teaching in the public schools, she previously served as an Academic Policy Analyst for the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, and has been part of the fabric of FIU since 2003. She was the inaugural Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Accountability, building the office from the ground up, serving a critical role for establishing and sustaining the university’s culture of evidenced-based practices and organizational goals consistent with continuous quality improvement. She has previously served Vice Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at FIU. 

Much of her recent work is dedicated to mobilizing and working with teams of education professionals to research, pilot, develop and implement 21st century student success initiatives. Her research includes contributions to an encyclopedia on women in higher education and as Principal investigator